NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

We’re not going to dive to deep into last nights comeback win over the Shaq-KG-Pierce-Rondo-Allen — less Celtics, But here are a few quick points we threw together.

  • The Sixers can not rebound at all.  For example, Elton Brand had no rebounds in 27 minutes vs. the C’s second unit.
  • We like the lineup with Brand at the center position.  The may not win a ton of games, but they will be fun to watch.
  • The Sixers have fallen off the sports landscape in this town.  We know last night was a meaningless preseason game, but 3,500 fans is a pathetic number.
  • Thad looked confident and smooth putting the ball on the floor in the first half.  His shooting however was horrific (3-12).  Hopefully that comes around.
  • We know it’s early and we know that rookies have a huge learning curve, but Evan Turner looks clueless on both ends of the floor.
  • While he shot the ball well last night (5-11) and had a better game (12 pts., 7 dimes & 7 rebs.), Jrue Holiday looks lost when Turner runs the point and the ball is NOT in his hands.
  • Jason Kapono is money from deep and he is the solution for the Sixers 3-point shooting issues.
  • The Sixers still need work on defense as they allowed the C’s second unit to shoot 50% from the field and from behind the arc.

More on last night’s game after the jump

Dei Lynam of csnphilly.com files this report and video on last night’s victory over the Celtics junior varsity unit.

You can read a full recap of the game from Bob Cooney at Philly.com

Check out the highlights from last night’s W over Boston on NBA.com. 

SI.com’s Ian Thomsen — a guy we think has serious NBA knowledge — picks the 76ers to finish 2nd in the Atlantic this season.  Thomsen writes, “This will be a good year if Turner and Holiday turn the corner, and a dream come true if Brand is rejuvenated.”

Over at Foxsports.com Zac Jackson has posted his NBA power ranking and the Sixers come in at #22.  Johnson writes, “…with Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner in the backcourt it’s a team worth watching”.  So we got that going for us which is nice.

Via Twitter we learn that after scoring 19 last night, Mo Speights is having phone issues…Ed Snider was courtside for last night’s game…And the Sixers landed in Toronto after midnight.

Phil Jasner of the Daily News comments on Allen Iverson’s potential move to Turkey and spoke with Doc Rivers about A.I.

Former member of the 7-6 Sammy Dalembert is out 4-6 weeks with a groin injury.  Anyone want to bet that minor injuries are a  running theme for Sammy this year?



 

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