If you are fan of basketball you have to appreciate the artistry that is Steve Nash. I could not help but admire some of the moves he made last nite as he carved the 76ers up for 20 assists and 21 points. It was like he NEVER made a bad decision out there.
So it’s hard to frown on the 100’s of Nash fans at the Wachovia center last nite. But I have to say the girl with the life size cut out of Nash on her lap has to be the fringe.
For my Sixers, it was a different day but the same tune. They played well enough to win. The bench played really well in this one. Particularly the rookie Holiday who had meaningful minutes (15 minutes, 8 points, 2-3 3PT’s, 2 steals). And Igoudala played well (24 & 9, points and rebounds). He is stepping it up and forcing the action instead of waiting for the games to come to him.
To look at the box score you might say the Sixers played a good game, but the Suns are just that much better. They scored 115 points on 53% shooting (over 60% in the 1st half). So what’s the problem? What’s has been the problem? What will teams continue to do until the Sixers correct it?
The Sixers can’t defend the 3!
The Sun’s J.Rich was 6-6 from the 3 point line before missing his last 2. As a team the Suns finished 50% (15-30) from 3 point range. With the game in the balance the Suns executed consecutive 3 points plays to retake control of the game.
This as to stop. The Sixers have to find a way to fix this. It’s maddening.