Monday, February 6, 2012

Yes, the Sixers are for real

Are you convinced now, NBA?  After the Sixers coasted to one of the best records in the league, NBA experts warned that the team wasn't all it was cracked up to be and their record was simply the product of a cupcake schedule.  Well, after wins against the Magic, Bulls, Hawks and Lakers in the last week, it is fair to say the Sixers are for real.

Their latest win came on Monday night against the Lakers, where a packed house watched the hometown Sixers "BEAT LA" thanks to Lou Williams and his 14 4th quarter points.  The win was the Sixers 6th in their last 7 and gives them a 4 game lead over the Celtics in the Atlantic Division.

The Sixers are proving that, at least in this shortened season, having tremendous depth trumps having stars on the roster.  Night in and night out the Sixers are getting contributions from any number of players, including the eight that had at least 8 points for the Sixers against the Lakers.  While not having any stars will likely come back to haunt them in the playoffs, the Sixers are ridiculously fun to watch and are putting together their best regular season since 2003. 

The proving grounds continue for the Sixers on Wednesday and Friday when the Spurs and Clippers come to town.  Hopefully by then those so-called experts will finally be on board.

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