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How can you leave this guy wide open ???

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on February 4, 2009

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Thad, Thad, jeez !!! I love you and everything but you costed us the game last night !! 

Is there anything more annoying that losing to the f’n mighty Celtics? Yes, losing to them on a last second shot.

Basically the 99-100 loss vs Celtics of last night came in the same way of the loss @ San Antonio, and the home loss to Dallas. Last second shots/buzzer beaters. That’s why we are at 23-24 now (.489), instead of some spots higher.

But let’s take a closer look at those ends.

@ San Antonio: lucky catch by Tony Parker after a wild offensive possession by the Spurs and an unbelievable turnaround high arching shot. We couldn’t have done anything better on that play, honestly. Some luck + a heck of  a play by a former Finals MVP, give him credit.

Vs Dallas: tough fallaway jumper by Nowiztki over Evans in a half court set. We couldn’t have done anything better, again. A former NBA MVP that closes the game with one of his trademark shots. Just take your hat off to him.

Vs Celtics: a nice play started with 6 seconds to play but ended with one of the best NBA shooters, with a history of knocking down countless winning shots, taking a WIDE OPEN three from the baseline. Blame our defense, and the “miscommunication”:

“We were supposed to switch any and every screen on the court,” said Thaddeus Young, who raced in vain to contest Allen’s shot. “It was a miscommunication.

“I thought everyone knew. We even huddled up on the court and said, ‘Let’s switch all these screens and get this last stop.’ ”

The last-second screen was between Davis (initially guarded by Samuel Dalembert) and Allen (guarded by Young).

“I was going to take Big Baby, Sam was going to take Ray,” Young said. “. . . I saw Sam wasn’t going to get to Ray, so I tried to get to him.”

Whatever. We let a great, exciting, fun game result into another disheartening finish. Check Brian’s great analysis of our close losses also.

That’s how we wasted: Read the rest of this entry »

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A pile of eighteen bricks

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on February 2, 2009

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That was a pretty unbelievable “show”. And an atrocious finish.

Sixers shot 2/20 in the fourth quarter on their way to an unlikely 83-85 loss to the Nets (23-23), one of those games that would leave any fan completely speechless.

Check the sequence to end the game:

Brand jump shot, MISSED – Ivey 3 point shot, MISSED – Lou Williams 3 point shot, MISSED – Lou Williams lay up, BLOCKED – Brand jump shot, MISSED – Iguodala 3 point hsot, MISSED, – Brand layup, MISSED – Brand lauyp, MISSED – Young jump shot, MISSED – Brand jump shot, MISSED – Iguodala jump shot, MISSED – Miller jump shot, MISSED – Iguodala layup, MISSED – Speights jump shot, MISSED – Speights layup, BLOCKED – Williams jump shot, MISSED – Miller lauyp, BLOCKED, Ivey 3 point shot, BLOCKED –> Final buzzer…

That’s ZERO-FOR-EIGHTEEN in the last 10 minutes. How many games will you win that way? Scoring 8 point in the final quarter?

The “funny” things are two. Read the rest of this entry »

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Willie Green is the real wizard

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on February 2, 2009

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Even if one day late (sorry, a troubled and hectic weekend), I think it’s fair to give Willie Green his props.

He was Sixers’ MVP in the 104-94 W over Washington (23-22), a game that pushed the Sixers over .500 for the first time since November 23rd, when we were 7-6.

Green, often bashed here for…well, too many reasons to list them all, was extraordinary vs Wizards, especially in the first quarter, when he scored 16 points helping the Sixers build a 32-17 lead.

Not only Green was productive in putting points on the scoreboard (a season high 20 in less than 24 minutes of action), but he added also five assists, which is something I like to point out this time, after blaming him for years for being a gunner with no passing skills/instinct.

He deserves the honour (?) of being featured in S4G’s pic – btw sporting our lovely, classical uniforms.

Other notable things from the Wizards game were: Read the rest of this entry »

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