Well, the Sixers had a terrible game on the offensive end. They shot under 40% all game, ending on 35.9%. They trailed by as many as 21 points. It got to the point where I simply referred to them as the Brixers. Clippers actually shot 36% for the first half. They ended at 42.7%. They started the second half on a run that the Sixers could never quite come back from. They got as close as seven points.
Nobody shot better than 20% from long range. All game consisted of so many missed open 3’s. It was an offensive mess for both teams and that’s why Sixers ended up with 50 rebounds while Clippers had 49. DeAndre Jordan had 21 boards.
Like I said, it was pretty bad. Turner led the Sixers with 25 points (on 23 shots) while Thad had 16 points. He had foul trouble so he spent some time on the bench. He did pull down 11 rebounds.
Clippers were led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Blake had 26 points and 8 rebounds. Paul had 25 points and 13 assists.
Simply put, this game was a poor game. Clippers earned their win but it’s not like they completely dominated. Sixers’ next game is on the road vs the T-Wolves. They have been very bad on the road, but I’ll let the previewer of that game break it down for you.
Are there any positives to take away from this game? Well, when the Sixers went down by 21, they showed that same fire we’ve seen so many times this season. And they worked their way to being down by 7. To be honest, this game may have had a closer finish if not for a bad call by the refs. Let’s talk about it.
When Hollis Thompson was on the break, he went into Blake Griffin. They made contact while Thompson tossed up and made a layup. It didn’t count. They called it as a charge. In my opinion, when I first saw it in real time, I thought it was a blocking foul. Griffin had 5 fouls at that time, which was just over a minute left in the game. Had it been a block, Griffin would’ve fouled out and Sixers would’ve been down 5 at the line. You can’t say Sixers would’ve won, but, you could tell that call kinda deflated the Sixers’ last bit of hope they had.
Okay, so, next game is on Wednesday at 8 pm. Hit the comments and let me know what your take on the game was.