Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sixers Win Fifth Straight, Enter Playoff Picture

The Sixers continued their winning ways by beating a terrible Memphis Grizzlies team, 102-88. Philly had big leads all night but the Grizzlies kept fighting back in until a 11-0 third quarter run sealed the game for the home team. The win moves the Sixers into a tie for the 7th spot in the East with the Nets, who may or may not have traded their best player today. Yes, the East is so terrible that a team that is seven games under .500 can be in the 7th spot.

Every starter for the Sixers scored in double figures, with Andre Iguodala leading the team with 29 points. Andre Miller "cooled off" and only scored 14 points, although he added 11 assists and six boards. Samuel Dalembert also played well, with 16 points, 12 boards and 4 blocked shots. Current Grizzlie and former Sixer volunteer coach Aaron McKie did not play in the game and wasn't with the team for personal reasons. McKie has yet to play for the Grizzlies since he was traded there last week in the Pau Gasol trade.

The all star break comes at a bad time for the Sixers, who will now have to wait until next Tuesday to see if they can win six in a row. The potential is there for the Sixers to keep the streak going because they play the awful Timberwolves and Knicks to start the second half of the season. Are Philly fans starting to get playoff fever for our basketball team? The Sixers are at least keeping things interesting, but no one can possibly believe they will do any damage even if they somehow sneak into the playoffs, right? With the Flyers struggling, the Sixers are the only game in town.

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