While we were ringing in the New Year, the 76ers were clocking the short handed GSW — 107-79.  The Sixers now stand at 2-2 with the fifth and final game of the “Disney on Ice Road Trip” taking place on Wednesday night in New Orleans.

In case the Holiday Season kept you from watching much Sixers action, you should know that Louis Williams has been carrying this squad, especially in the 4th Q.  We love Louis and his scoring punch off the bench, but it’s a little scary that we are relying on him so heavily.

Although, Louis has gotten plenty of help from Spencer Hawes who is playing like a big man in need of a long term deal (12 & 12.5 per night).

Dei Lynam of has more praise for Hawes.

Over at Hawes talks about his improved play in 2011-12.

In Marc Stein’s Week 1 “Power Rankings”, the 7-6 are holding down the #9 spot.  That’s up 7 spots from his preseason edition.

Probasketballtalk has the 76ers ranked at #15 and says, “they may be better then their .500 record indicates.”

Michael Levin at looks at a few Sixers items that need to addressed in the New Year.

Brian at examines some of the early Sixers trends.  He comments that one player who is not trending up is Elton Brand.

It’s never too early to look ahead to the 2012 NBA Draft… has the Sixers selecting Texas point man Myck Kabongo with the 16th pick. 

Via Twitter we learn that Evan Turner’s (@thekidet) new puppy had an accident on his Gucci bag.  Needless to say that’s not good.


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