SIXERS IXERS IXERS!!!
This week has been sweet. Super sweet. The 76ers, after starting the season 5-17, have since had an above .500 record for the past 3 months. They have been f-in crushing it.
Let’s recap the week shall we?
Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. That was a blowout. I haven’t seen the 76ers win by 34 in… oh… I don’t know. Never. The universe must be collapsing upon itself because the 76ers never win a game in blowout fashion… especially not to a team fifth in the division.
Very next night the Sixers lose a pretty close game to the Orlando Magic. At this point I wasn’t expecting much, so to even hold their own with the likes of Hedu Turkaglue (is that how you spell it?) is amazing. I’ll take it.
Friday, back in Philly, set to play the San Antonio Spurs. Like a fine wine, they seem to get better with age. Manu Ginobili’s bald spot now acts a distraction to opposing players trying to make a fast break, often leaving them blind crashing into the stands. There was no way the 76ers were going to hang with the 45-9 best record in the NBA, coming from the Western Conference, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs. But they did! They friggin’ won!
Now, many critics have already noted that the Spurs did put up a meager 71 points and had their worst shooting percentage of the season. Some would even further press to point out that the very next night San Antonio managed to score that same figure in one half, stressing that the Spurs simply had an off night shooting, and typically a team with little talent like the 76ers were handed a fluke. To which I say : 76ERS DEFENSE RUNNING CIRCLES AROUND YALL SUCKAS BABEEEEYYYYYY!!! DOUG COLLINS FOR COACH OF THE YEAR!!!
It’s just a good sign. Typically opportunities like this are often squandered, leaving a sad and lonely basketball fan to hope for off season and next year. Well.. guess what? It’s next year.
The 76ers have now won 5 of their last 7, and 4 of their last 5 on the road. Huge improvements from the beginning of the season, and signs of things to come. Greater let downs to be had in the play offs. :D
This post was written by Randy Neil