Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sixers Blow Big Early Lead

The Sixers just keep finding new ways to lose. They jumped out to 20 point lead in the first quarter of tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks, only to have the Hawks quickly bounce back and pull the game close by halftime. The Sixers ended up losing 96-91. Josh Smith of the Hawks had a monster game, almost getting a quadruple double, with 19 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 9 blocked shots. Andre Miller also had a box score stuffing performance, netting 29 points along with 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals.
A loss to the Hawks is never a good thing, but these Hawks are a little better than they have been in previous years. They are young and talented, with Joe Johnson and Josh Smith doing most of the scoring, and rookie Al Horford has been sensational and might go on to win Rookie of the Year. The Sixers look to bounce back tomorrow night against a resilient Wizards team that had been hot two weeks ago without Gilbert Arenas, but has since lost 4 of their last 5.

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