Making Sense of the Sixers/Nets Game

This game should not have been fun to watch. The Nets are the worst team in the NBA (according to their record). The Sixers are not all that much better and they have an incentive to lose in order to get a higher draft pick for next year. Plus the Sixers are missing (due to injury)

  • Embiid
  • Simmons
  • Henderson
  • Bayless
  • Rodriguez

And perhaps a few others whom I forgot.

But the Nets have been playing well as of late and so have the Sixers. And this turned out to be a fun game to watch.  I agree with Liberty Ballers that TLC was a major plus. And the dude is performing way over his head as a rookie. Roco and Dario were solid.

One thing is clear though – without Embiid or Noel, the Sixers had no one to deal with Brook Lopez in the paint. Lopez scored almost at will in the first half. And the Nets got way too manny layups after breaking down the Sixer perimeter defense. Fortunately for the Sixers, they started gunning — and missing — from the outside.

BTW, with Rodriguez out, Nik Stauskas backed up TJ at point guard and did a decent job.  He has come a long way from his dismal start this season.

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2 thoughts on “Making Sense of the Sixers/Nets Game”

  1. I had a late dinner yesterday and I saw the second half of the game. Saric it’s an outstanding player, but the last quarter was painful to watch. How many airballs all together by the both teams? Anyway for the first time in many years I really think you have a firm base to develop a very competitive team in near future…

  2. I agree – with NBA teams playing at a faster pace and shooting more three’s we get a lot more airballs when they go cold.And I agree about the base being there — and there is one more hidden weapon. Brett Brown is focused on player development. That is why guys like TLC, Cunningham, McConnell, Holmes, Stauskas and Long have blossomed. And I think the same will happen with Simmons and Embiid and whoever they draft.We may see more from Justin Anderson too! Onward!

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