That’s the nice way of putting it. Truth be told, the 76ers (4-4) played one of the laziest games I’ve seen them play since Eddie Jordan coached the team and Willie Green was their starting 2. The Knicks losses were bad and the Bucks loss burt a little. But getting blown off the court at home against one of the worst teams in the NBA hurts a lot. It makes you begin to question whats going on behind the scenes in the Philly locker room, and how a team this early in the season can come out this flat at home two nights in a row. It’s inexcusable.
The Pistons (1-8) defeated the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center, 94-76, thanks to the worst shooting game the Sixers will have all season. Lavoy Allen led the way with 14 points off the bench for Philly, which shot a pathetic 30% from the floor and 66% from the foul line. Jrue Holiday went for 12, 6 boards, 7 assists, and turned the ball over just once. In fact, the Sixers as a team had just 4 turnovers, two less than what Holiday averages this season by himself. And thats what makes this loss even more frustrating. The Sixers took care of the ball and for the most part got clean looks at the basket. The shots just didn’t fall, and the effort required to overcome that wasn’t there. The Pistons wanted it more.
Greg Monroe had his way all night, scoring 19 points and ripping down 18 rebounds. Brandon Knight went for 16, as did former Dukie Kyle Singler. Yes Sixer fans, this handsome fella just dropped 16 on us.
The Pistons also out-rebounded the Sixers, 57-38. Bynum, get healthy mah dude.
Normally my recaps will be more in depth, but I’m honestly too upset to write anything else. Nothing else needs to be said. Throw out the game film from this one. Sleep it off and wake up tomorrow ready to play Al Jefferson and the Utah Jazz, who by the way are a lot more talented than Detroit. Oy.
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