11/22/09 11:21 am EST
After the pathetic effort and loss at home against the lowly Grizzlies on Friday night, we’re willing to admit that going up against The Lebrons on the road was not a game we were looking forward to playing. Thus when the 76ers fell behind 20-4 in the opening quarter and Lebron & Co. were yucking it up and performing their choreographed high-fives for the home crowd, we were tempted to call it a night on the Sixers and change the channel.
But we didn’t grab the clicker which was a smart move. Apparently the Sixers looked in the mirror, conducted a gut check and decided to actually play some ball. Arguably their best ball of the 2009-10 season.
The result was a great game vs. the much more talented Cavs. For that we have to give the Sixers credit because coming off Friday’s ugly loss combined withhitting only two of their first nine shots in Cleveland, it would have been easy for Philadunkia’s home team to fold and thus get rolled by the 10-3 Cavs.
However the max-effort the Sixers gave for nearly three ful quarters last night against The Lebrons wasn’t enough, as a 4thQuarter filled with bad defense (of course), shaky point guard play and poor shooting sunk the Sixers (97-91).