Mar 15, 2010

Sixers lose AGAIN...

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Despite leading for most of the game the Philadelphia 76ers fell to the New York Knicks 94-84 tonight at the Wachovia Center. The teams who rank at the cellar of the Atlantic Division (sans Nets) played a 48 minute game of hot potato with neither team playing with the intensity that makes for useful basketball.

The Knicks were led by Danilo Gallinari who ended the game with a game high 21 points on 53% shooting. The Knicks (24-43) played sub-par in the first half but a quick start in the third allowed them to clinch the win.

For the Sixers (23-44) were led by rookie point guard Jrue Holiday. Holiday ended with a team high 18 points and has been the only glimmer or improvement for the team. Jrue is averaging over 10 point in four of the teams last five games and has upped his minutes as of late averaging 37.2 a game.

The Sixers played another sub par game and just as always their offensive scheme seems to be misunderstood. The night after dropping 25 points on the Heat Jason Kapono saw substantial minutes for the Sixers. Kapono finished with 8 points on 3-9 from the field and despite the team trailing by 3-5 points for most of the fourth period Kapono only saw just under 3 minutes in the final stanza.

For those of you that did not watch the game you didn't miss much accept the fact that they tried to convince that T.V. audience that they had over 13,000 people in the arena.

Don't worry fans only 16 games left.

Next up for the Sixers is a visit from the 7-59 New Jersey Nets. The Nets are on pace to beat the 1972-73 Sixers 9-73 record for worst all-time in NBA history.

Game Notes: Both Andre Iguodala and Samuel Dalembert finished with double-doubles, Andre with 14pts and 17reb and Dalembert with 11pts and 18 reb... This is the Sixers fifth loss in a row and 12th of their last 15... Knicks lead season series 1-2...

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