Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Good Day in Philadelphia Sports

No, the Phillies didn't go out and get that starting pitcher they need so badly. No, the Eagles didn't add a big play-making receiver. And, no, Peter Forsberg hasn't yet decided where he is going to play.
However, there was good news on the court and on the ice tonight, as both the Sixers and Flyers won on the same day for the first time in what seems like months. Both teams have been on somewhat of a roll lately, with the Sixers having won 3 of their last 5 (which is really good for them) and the Flyers won their 14th in 18 games.
In a mirror image of yesterday's game against the Hawks, the Sixers had a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter to defeat the Arenas-less Wizards. The Sixers took advantage of the short-handed Wizards as they got sloppy and missed several shots to let Philly back into the game. Andre Miller had another solid outing with 14 assists and 11 points.
The Flyers game was close the whole way, with the Flyers needing a goal in the final five minutes of the game by the scrappy Steve Downie to secure the victory. Antero Nittymaki, who for some reason has owned the Thrashers, going 8-0 against them, played well in goal and Mike Richards added a goal and an assist.
Philly sports fans should be happy with the two wins today, let's hope these teams can continue to keep things interesting until pitchers and catchers report in 8 days.

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