Despite Jrue Holiday stepping up and having another quality game it was not enough to come out with a win falling to New Orleans Hornets. The Sixers are now 16-23 and have a home record one game above .500 for the season sitting at 10-9. I really wanted to see the Sixers play a good solid game and quite frankly that did not happen. To many turnovers cost the Sixers this game despite four players scoring in double figures. Before the game I said the Sixers would have their hands full with the Hornets’ big men, and that clearly was the case. Sixers gave up 44 points in the paint in part thanks to Ryan Anderson and his 14 points and 9 rebounds.Greivis Vasquez led the Hornets with 23 points and 9 assists. He is quietly having a high calibur season and he was clearly to much to handle for the Sixers tonight. At the start of the fourth quarter the Sixers were down by 23 points and history was not on their side. When going into the fourth quarter and trailing this season the Sixers are 1-21. Not only is the team weak on the rebounding end , but sadly they still dont have the role player who can step up and bring them back and close out the game. Nick Young triggered his inner “Allen Iverson” entering the game in the fourth qaurter shooting 6-7 and earning 15 points. He finished shooting 6-9 with 15 points. The Sixers are making it harder and harder for the Philly faithful to believe in them.You would think the sight of Andrew Bynum on the brink of return would spark them. This team is in disarray at the moment and is going nowhere but down.
Bottom Line, They have the Toronto Raptors up next on Friday night. If they lose that game the will have a .500 record on the season at home. Once again I consider the Toronto Raptors a trap team. They have a below average record but play as a unit and will expose you on the offensive end if you play lowly defense just as the Sixers tend to do.