It was a stark contrast to the previous tilt with the Wizards, but the Sixers did find a way to win (101-94). You had to know the Wizards would give more effort this time around after getting spanked last Friday.
Doug Collins said it best, the Sixers played poor defense, gave up too many offensive rebounds and had too many turnovers. You’re not going to win may games that way and everyone knows it. But is was a good thing in this regard, the humbling experience will help them focus. You’re not playing a team as dreadful as the Wizards every nite.
The other good you can take from the game was the play of Jrue Holiday. In a nutshell the win was all Jrue. He scored 15 points in the 4th period and limited the number of turn-overs. I think you are looking at the future. Holiday should be the Sixers 20 & 10 guy this year (Points & Assists). He is on the verge of superstardom.
Ok, preseason’s over. Let’s get ready to lace ‘em up for real.