We’re not going to waste much time with recapping the 76ers (16-31) escape from the Izod Center with a win over the awful Nets who by the way were missing their best player, Devin Harris. This was arguably the worst NBA game we have witnessed all season and hopefully those of you with children did not let them watch this debacle last night.
Yes the Sixers got a win and we guess that’s what really counts (Or is it?), but their supposed to beat the Lebron James courting Nets and they should have taken care of business in a more dominating manner.
It’s unbelievable to us that the Sixers team which was so brutal last night in NJ was the same team that played a very solid game Friday night and took Kobe and the defending World Champion LA Lakers to the wire before losing at the end because the Lakers simply had better talent. How does such a discrepancy happen from Friday to Sunday night? It happens when a coach has lost a team, which from the body language and facial expressions on the the Sixers players is what has happened to this squad.
This is all you need to know about last night’s W over hopeless NJ…
Andre Iguodala had another disappointing game (14 points on 5-12 shooting) and the trade rumors have clearly impacted his confidence and on court abilities. He did show signs of life during the 3rd quarter when he scored seven points including a clutch jumper when the Nets cut the lead to 76-74, but something is absolutely wrong in AI9’s head.
The Sixers shot 36% on the night (31-85) and that included Willie Green hitting the side of the backboard twice.
The Nets turned the ball over 17 times and shot 7-22 on 3PAs. The turnovers and long rebounds off the missed 3’s produced 25 fastbreak points for the Sixers.
Despite only playing 28 ticks, Sammy D posted his eighth double-double for the month of January (12 & 11 last night). It’s amazing given what is going on in his home county of Haiti that Sammy has played the best ball of his career in the last month.
Eddie Jordan’s lineup insanity reached a pinnacle yesterday when coming out of the half, Jordan yanked Jrue Holiday from the starting lineup and inserted Louis Williams. We don’t care that Holiday was 0-4 shooting the rock in his 8+ minutes of first half run. Holiday’s play was not the reason behind the fact that the Sixers trailed 48-46 at half, so why mess with the kid’s confidence in that manner? Additionally, f you’re not going to give the rookie extended minutes against the Nets, then who are you going to give him serious run against?
The rumors that Eddie Jordan’s job is on the line really heated up prior to yesterday’s game and that actually had us rooting for the Nets. Is that wrong?