Steve Nash’s Final Run in Philly

Posted by: C. Smith
10/24/14 12:44 pm EST

nashvsixerseditedLate yesterday we all learned that Steve Nash has officially been ruled out of the 2014-15 season for the Los Angeles Lakers because of the nerve damage that has led to years of back and leg pains.  The announcement was a bit of a shock given that in late-September at the start of training camp, Nash had the following to say about his health, “A lot better.  A lot different, even…I feel healthier mentally for sure.”

Still, Nash had seen limited minutes for the Lakers in this preseason and there were rumors swirling about continued health issues for #10.  So there was some writing on the wall prior to the official announcement.

This setback has likely ended the playing career of a certain first ballot Hall of Famer and one of the most entertaining floor generals in modern NBA history.  However, 76ers fans who truly love the game can take solace in the fact that in what was likely Nash’s final game played here in Philadelphia, that star point guard put on performance that could go down as the best outing of his final season in the League.

After the jump, highlights and a few facts about Nash’s last game here in Philly.


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GM 2 RECAP: THAT’S BETTER

Posted by: Tim Parker
12/29/11 10:12 am EST

Anytime one can say “Did you see that Spencer Hawes fast break jam?” then it must have in a good night at the office for the Sixers.  It was much more than a good night though, as they annihilated the Phoenix Suns 103 -83 to get their first win of the year, Wednesday night in the desert.

The 3rd quarter started with a 19-0  run that pushed the Sixers’ lead to 33.  That run included the memorable Hawes’ coast to coast trip after a Suns turnover that ended in his emphatic dunk.   Hawes, who’s been a surprising bright spot through the first two games, nearly earned another double-double as grabbed 11 rebounds while scoring 9 points.

Of course, he had a lot of help from his friends, including Andre Iguodala, whose sparkling all around first half performance propelled the Sixers to a 14 point lead heading into halftime.

 
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