05/17/12 1:35 pm EST
If only the Sixers could have summoned Andrew Toney from the 1982-83 season for help last night, then maybe Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals would have been different. Instead, they suffered a 107-91 home trouncing at the hands of the Boston Celtics.
Toney could shoot, and that’s an understatement. On Wednesday night, the Sixers couldn’t; and that’s an understatement.
We know that the Sixers haven’t been a good shooting team all year long and that they’ve used their defense and their run and gun prowess to survive and win games. But the Celtics were having none of that as last night, as they forced the Sixers to play in a half-court contest, where Philadunkia’s home team is uncomfortable.
True to the scouting report, the Sixers were miserable. P erhaps, fools’ gold in the 1st quarter made the Sixers think that their offense was in rhythm and flowing. After all, they had 33 points (on 12-20 shooting) and everything was clicking; including a buzzer beater heave from Lou Williams for a deep 3.
The problem was that the 76ers then went out and put up a COMBINED 33 POINTS in the 2nd and 3rd quarters.