12/31/09 1:19 pm EST
We’re not super excited about the 76ers win (9-22) last night in Sacramento. Why you ask? Well the Sixers did what solid teams are supposed to do when faced with injury riddled, inferior competition – the Sixers handled their business. The Kings (14-17) are one of the worst defensive teams in the League and were without their two of their best players in lead ROY candidate Tyreke Evans and scoring machine Kelvin Martin. Both Evans and Martin were out because of injuries. That’s 50 points per game that was missing from Sacto’s lineup when they took they floor against the Sixers. So while we’re pleased the Sixers got the W and we’re happy about the two-game win streak, we’re still not ready to declare that this season has been turned around.
Now, with that disclaimer out of the way, there were several very positive things that happened for the 76ers last night and the breakdown is after the jump.