Thursday, April 23, 2009

What was the worst that could happen?

I had mixed feeling as I watched the Sixers struggle to comeback, yet one more time, against the Magic last nite. There was a part of me that said … What the heck. We already gotta split. So what if we lose this one.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala, left, drives around Orlando Magic guard Mickael Pietrus, of France, during the first half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, April 22, 2009. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Then there was the part of me that was saying … COME ON, YOU CAN DO IT! We can beat the Magic. We can show all the naysayers that we belong. The pace of the game was to our liking. If it wasn't for all those freakin’ turnovers and offensive rebounds! We kept them in the game. Sure the Magic had a little to do with it, but it was really more about what the Sixers did or didn’t do.

Again the naysayers were prognosticating that the Sixers had woken a sleeping giant. That the Magic would come out and give them a good pasting. But I knew better than that. The Sixers aren’t the kinda team that gets blown out. My boys bring it every nite. Win or lose … it’s not because they didn’t give you effort.

Now that I think about it. The reason they lose is never quite the same. It could be like last nite … TO’s and O boards. Then the next nite it could be shooting, or 3 point defense, or  free throws. But when they win it’s always about defense and getting up and down the floor.

I’m getting really juiced up about the game tomorrow. Block party here we come!

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