The Sixers were in a dog fight against the winless New Jersey Nets tonite. The Nets nearly beat the Celtics in their last tilt. So the fact they dressed on 8 players (only 7 played) was of little consequence. The Sixers had their hands full against a desperate team.
The game came down to the Sixers holding a 1 point lead in the final seconds. The Sixers needed a stop. After the time-out the Nets went to stand-out center Brook Lopez. Sammy comes up with a HUGE block that essentially won the game. The beauty of his talent was on full display.
Also on display was Young smooth 21. Yes last year’s Thaddeus Young had 20 pts, 5 rebounds, & 3 assists. Young paced the Sixers with 12 points in the 1st period. It was a beautiful thing to see.
Willie Green hit two clutch buckets in the fourth period. Green, who was referred to as “the fungus” that would not go away in a blog post I read today, hit his first bucket of the game (a 3 pointer) with the Sixers trailing by one. It is plays like that, that keeps him on the floor. The coaches seem to like ‘em. So he’s going to be in the mixed. Like it or not.
At the end of the day … any road win is a good one and the 76ers are 4-4.