Another loss. Chuck this one to poor artificial intelligence (A.I.). There was 14 seconds left, Sixers down by 3. Jrue Holiday and Andre Iguodala were both on the court. Somehow, Thaddeus Young ended up launching up a tightly contested 3-pointer to tie the game. BRICK! Why Iguodala or Jrue did not have the ball is beyond me. Young held onto the ball for the last 5 seconds of the game before that sad shot! Really? A.I. really needs some work for sure.
Still, it was a good game. The largest lead of the game was 6; by the Clippers. Jrue Holiday was the player of the game in this losing effort. The Jruth scored 24 points, 10 in the final quarter. He also had 4 rebounds and 7 assists and a block. Iguodala came up with a lovely stat sheet stuffer (triple S?). Here’s the line: 20 points, 11 rebounds, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, a block and…no turnovers! Zero! I really don’t like when great games like this go into a loss; especially a loss that didn’t have to happen. That’s the risk with A.I.
This is the 3rd time two Sixers scored more than at least 20 points in a game. This is the second time Iguodala and Jrue both scored at least 20 points in the game. Marreese Speights is the only other Sixer to score at least 20 points. He had only 6 tonight. Nobody scored more than 20 points for the Clippers, with Eric leading the way with 19 points.
Sixers let way too many open 3-pointers go up for the Clippers. And that’s why the Clippers fired 28 of those bombs. Luckily for the Sixers, only 9 were made. I have to say, Blake Griffin made Elton Brand look so slow and old out there. All Griffin had to do is dribble and Elton could not keep up. We’re not talking about some fancy footwork. It almost looked like Griffin just walked by Brand. Shame.
Sixers fall to 3-3 and face the Blazers tomorrow in their second game of the 3 game road trip. Clippers improve to 5-2.