03/18/11 5:53 pm EST
This Friday edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent the Sacramento Kings who are the Sixers foes for game four of the current five game West Coast swing.
Hopefully the energy, scoring and defense that characterized the second half of the Clippers game is a sign of things to come for the Sixers and the recent slump is now officially behind us. If that is the case, then this meeting with the last place Kings who will be without star guard Tyreke Evans again tonight, should end up in the win column for the 7-6.
Sacto has lost 7 of their last 8, gives up nearly 105 ppg. (7thworst in the League) and the Sixers have won six straight vs. the Kings. The Kings also have to be a little distracted with all this talk of moving to Anaheim swirling around. Plus, and if we’re all being honest here, without Philly native Evans, there is no one of this roster who scares you. Yes whe know they have a bevy of 7-footers on their roster — DeMarcus Cousins, Donte Green, Jason Thompson and our old friend Sammy Dalembert – and skilled 7-footers usually give the Sixers trouble. But none of those bigs is skilled enough to beat the Sixers by themselves, so we’re not as worried about the interior size mismatch tonight as we normally would be in our previews.