Monthly Archive  April 2010

 
 

NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/09/10 2:00 pm EST

Preview of tonight’s Bucks at 76ers game, from Milwaukee’s view. 

Jrue Holiday’s steadily improving play is starting to get noticed around the League and with the national media.  ESPN.com’s David Thorpe projects that Holiday will eventually go down as a Top 5 player in the 2009 Draft Class.  Also there is an extensive interview with Holiday over at HoopsTV.

Over at foxsports.com the 76ers continue their slide down John Galinsky’s Power Rankings

The 76ers tip-off their annual pregame “block party” event series tonight before the game vs. the Bucks.  So you can partydown at the Wachovia Center 2 hours before you go watch the Sixers and Bucks.  You can stop laughing now.


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GM 77 RECAP: CLOCKED

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/07/10 1:59 pm EST

Yesterday in our “FO’ with the FOES” preview post we put in a strong suggestion to the 76ers that in effort to improve their 2010 Draft position, they should lose last night’s game to the Detroit Pistons, a team currently residing below them in the NBA standings. 

Now we did not expect the Sixers (26-51) to listen to our suggestion — they haven’t all year, why would they start with game # 77?  So needless to say we were shocked last night when the Sixers granted our wish and went down to the lowly Pistons (losers or 11 straight by the way) in nearly unwatchable fashion. 

Last night’s disaster down at the Wachovia Center, including the post-game jabs traded between the lame duck head coach and some of the players was a perfect way to wind down this train wreck of a season.  Here is our quick breakdown of L number fifty-one.


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FO’ with the FOES: DETROIT PISTONS

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/06/10 2:15 pm EST

This afternoon 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 an upcoming 76ers opponent — features tonight’s opponents, the Detroit Pistons who are the foes for the 76ers last game vs. a team that is currently below them in the NBA standings.

That’s right the Pistons hold a better NBA Lottery spot (currently projected to be 5th) then the Sixers (currently projected to be 7th) and if Philadunkia’s home team has any hope of moving closer to a Top 5 selection in June’s NBA Draft then they need to lose this game.  Tonight’s contest is the last game for 2009-10 in which the Sixers control their own destiny with regards to the pursuit of a better draft pick.  After tonight we’ll have to rely on other teams around the League – Sacramento, New York, Golden State, the Clippers, Indiana, Detroit  and perhaps Washington as well – to win a few games down the stretch for the Sixers to move up the Draft board.  We all know those teams can not be relied on for anything, so tonight the Sixers must take matters into their own hands.  Play solid, hard basketball and take another OT loss as you did in Toronto the other night or simply lay down like dogs like you have done many times this year — honestly it’s up to you.  We don’t care how you do it, just DO NOT win this game. 

For a little more insight into the Pistons team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Dan Feldman from pistonpowered.com to answer two questions on the Pistons from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this Detroit squad from an insider’s perspective.


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GM 75 RECAP: CAT NAP

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/01/10 1:12 pm EST

In the last ten days, the 76ers (26-49) have given us three respectable efforts in a row (W’s over MIL and ATL; L to OKC), so you had to figure they were due to return to their former train wreck ways at some point in the very near future. 

Well last night against the playoff hungry Bobcats, in the second game of a a back-to-back set, the real 2009-10 Sixers reappeared and sleep-walked their way through another game.  The Cats were more then happy to take advantage of the Sixers half-hearted effort as Larry Brown’s team took control of this one early on, put on a show for the home fans and then cruised to a 103-84 victory that wasn’t even that close.   

Instead of tearing the injury depleted 76ers apart for last night’s ugly loss (25 TOs; 5-21 on 3PAs and 4 fast break points), let’s take a different approach and praise the Charlotte Bobcats for their solid play.


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