As we all expected, the Sixers lost to the Heat and everything is normal in the NBA world once again.
However, tip your hats off to the Sixers. These kids played their hearts out. For most of the fourth quarter, Brett Brown used a lineup that consisted of Tony Wroten, Elliot Williams, Hollis Thompson, Brandon Davies and DeWayne Dedmon.
I refer to this as the “Tony Wroten take every shot” lineup, as it was for most of the night. However, they kept playing defense and kept fighting. The energy was there and the heart was there. The Sixers made Spolestra play LeBron James, Chalmers, Bosh, Cole and Battier deep into the fourth quarter. Like with less than four minutes to go in the game, the Heat still had their starting five on the floor. That’s saying something about the fight of the Sixers.
Typically, I’ve been pretty sarcastic about the Sixers this season. However, I couldn’t do it this game. This team brought it and they fought until the final buzzer sounded.
Oh yeah. Brandon Davies was 1v1 with LeBron a couple time in the fourth. It got very ugly. That’s all I’m going to say. Poor Brandon Davies
- LeBron James had a near triple-double, with 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. James played almost 37 minutes in this game.
- Chris Bosh had a solid performance, scoring 25 points on 11-18 shooting. Bosh also had five blocks.
- Dwyane Wade scored eight points on his birthday.
- MCW looked bad tonight, shooting 1-7 from the field for seven points. He had five turnovers and two assists.
- DeWayne Dedmon had a solid outing, with seven points and seven rebounds. You would have to figure the Sixers give him another 10-day contract.
- BRANDON DAVIES HAD HIS BEST GAME EVER. Davies scored nine points and recorded ZERO personal fouls in 20 minutes of action.
- No one on the Sixers recorded more than four assists (Spencer Hawes, 10 points, 10 boards, 4 assists).
- Greg Oden was the only player on the Heat roster that didn’t play.
- There were zero lead changes in this game and one tie.
- Sixers gave great effort, but lost. Which is the perfect formula for this season.
The Sixers play tomorrow night against Chicago.