Pride or Ping Pong Balls?

Evan Turner and the Sixers head to Los Angeles on Tuesday playing their most exciting basketball in months. During their 4 game home stretch, Philadelphia went 3-1 with wins against Brooklyn, Indiana, and Portland. The Sixers caught the Miami Heat during their historic win streak for their only loss of the week, losing only 94-98. It is great to see the team finally playing well, but at this point shouldn’t ping pong balls be more important than pride?

Philadelphia has gone from 23 to 26 wins this past week, nearly cementing themselves with a draft pick around 10-12 in this years NBA draft. With teams like Washington, Detroit, Minnesota, Sacramento, and Phoenix all with 23 wins, it doesn’t look like the Sixers will be fluctuating in the standings much more the rest of the season. As a Sixers fan myself, it is, however, nice to see the team playing well.

During this 3-1 stretch, the play of Jrue Holiday and Spencer Hawes has been phenomenal.

Jrue Holiday
50% FG
60% 3PT FG
22.5 PPG
5.3 RPG
1.3 SPG

Spencer Hawes

58.3% FG
16.5 PPG
11 RPG
5.3 APG
2.8 BPG

Thaddeus Young has been great since coming back from his injury late february (13 games)
55.4% FG
16.5 PPG
1.8 APG
2.5 SPG

Two other Sixers who have been playing well Since the All Star Break

Dorell Wright
Has made 35 shots from behind the arc at 43.2%

Damien Wilkins
52.5% FG
10.2 PPG
2.4 APG

As you can see, I’m a stats guy!

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