Before we get to the game, I just want to talk to you all about the lockout situation. Sean already mentioned that a deal has been agreed upon and that the season should start Christmas day. I’m still waiting for it to be official before I seriously accept it but I am excited about seeing the Sixers play again. Read Sean’s post for more details.
I said I would do this 2K12 season until a deal could be reached. Since it looks like the lockout has ended, I am indeed going to call off the rest of the games and put the 2K12 league in their own lockout (ouch!). They’ll be OK. But seriously, this game is going to, hopefully, be the last game that you read about concerning the 2K12. The next game is scheduled for Tuesday but I’m hoping the deal is approved by then. Otherwise, expect to see games until the deal is approved.
And now, on to the game. Nobody established full control for the game. It went back and forth in a flurry of annoying and awesome plays. Just like the game against the Hawks, it came down to the last shot of regulation. Sixers were down 96-94 when Andre Iguodala took a shot to send it into OT. BRICK! Yes Sixers lost the game 94-96. The only reason why I didn’t feel as bad as I probably would have been was because of hearing about the labor deal. Sixers had 20 seconds to get up a good shot and they did get a good look. It just didn’t fall.
Amare Stoudemire didn’t play in the game. Carmelo Anthony was quiet. So who killed the Sixers? Chauncey Bi-bi-bi-billups! OK so it only works in Detroit but he had 32 points and 4 assists. Anthony did have 18 points too.
Sixers saw Marreese Speights roar back to life with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Jrue Holiday continued to fight through his twisted ankle and added 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists. Iguodala has 13 and Elton had 10. Lou Williams’ injury status changed from lower back strain to back spasms. He still scored 7 points.
One pattern that I’m seeing is that the Sixers out score a lot of their opponents in the paint. But, they get out scored on the perimeter. If the Sixers would put up even a slightly better defensive effort defending the perimeter, they would have a better record. At the same time, Sixers are at least defending the easy baskets and are willing to let the tougher shots fly. I can agree with that as long as the shots you’re giving up are not so open.
Sixers were tied with the Knicks going into the game. They were both 5-7. Now, the Sixers are 5-7 and the Knicks are 6-7. Their next game is scheduled to be against the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Again, this game may not even happen. Most likely it will not happen. In case it doesn’t, I just want to say thanks for reading. I had a good time writing it and I hope you somewhat liked reading. It’s obviously nothing compared to real basketball but I wanted something to occupy
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