The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the New York Knicks 110-88, and I’m surprised it was even that close. To be honest with you, the recap from Sunday’s game fits here just like the two previews. Sixers came out after getting destroyed on Sunday night and didn’t show much adjustment.
They started out strong with a 14-4 lead but the Knicks tied it up quickly at 14. And it continued to get out of hand for the Sixers. It all came to effort really. Rebounding and defense was lazy. They tried a lineup change with Kwame Brown in for Lavoy Allen but it didn’t help much, especially since Brown suffered an injury early in the 3rd quarter and I’m thinking he’ll be missing time.
It’s really just a bad game all around. The offense was absolutely horrible. Poor shooting and decision making. Evan Turner and Nick Young have been the most brutal with so many bad shots each time they touched the ball. Again, team energy seemed poor. There’s a difference between a bad team playing poorly and a good team playing poorly and I still believe this team is better than the 3 games of this regular season.
I really don’t want it to be an excuse but the fact that you have so many new people coming together on a team requires a period of adjustment. Still, that doesn’t excuse their lack of heart and hustle.
I’m out of things to say and I congratulate you if you did watch the entire game like I did. Next game is VS the Hornets. That’s a game I would fully expect the Sixers to win. But, hey, only the Sixers know if they’ll win or not. Only they can play.