Monday, February 11, 2008

This is not a typo: Sixers beat Mavericks

Well, the Sixers are officially rolling. They defeated one of the NBA's elite teams, the Mavericks, 84-76 to capture their fourth win in a row. The game was low scoring, partly due to the Sixers playing sounds defense, and partly due to the Mavs going cold and shooting only 35% from the field. Of course, the Mavs were without regulars Jerry Stackhouse, Devin Harris, and Erick Dampier. And the Mavs were playing the second game of a back to back. A win is still a win, though.

For the Sixers, Andre Miller continued his hot play, scoring 21 points and filling out his score sheet with 7 assists, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Miller is either adding to his trade value, or further proving why the Sixers have no business trading him.

We can all start getting excited about the Sixers, who are now only 8 games under .500 and still closing in on a playoff seed. They might be getting hot enough to ensure a first round showdown with the Celtics. To steal the Phillies' catchphrase, can you feel the goosebumps?

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