The Sixers have finally won three games in a row for the first time since November. A win is a win but that might have been the worst game I have ever seen. If that was the first time you have watched an NBA game, I don’t blame you if you don’t ever watch a game again.
By only giving up 61 points the Sixers gave up the second-lowest points in the shot-clock era. Trust me when I say this, it was not from the Sixers “D”. The Magic are just that bad. Another fun part of the night was the line-up that the Sixers had the court at one point Nick Young, Holiday, Wilkins, Moultrie and Allen. Yup, just how I envisioned it would be in the preseason.
On a night where Hawes actually made someone his poster boy and yes, I said that correctly. The Sixers lose their heart and soul in Thad Young and for how long? Who knows? It didn’t look good when he went down. Here is Doug Collins on Young…
‘Thad is going to be out a while.’ via Tom Moore of the PhillyBurbs.com
Well, that about sums it up. Thad will also undergo an MRI on his left hamstring tomorrow to find out how severe it really is. Any way I look at this there is not a positive outcome. So are we actually going to see the Hawes/Kwame combo that Collins talked about in the preseason?
Yup, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Thad is the Sixers rock. He is their best defender on the pick and roll. He does all the little things that don’t show up on the score sheet. He brings energy every single night. He is the guy you can count on to show up, night in and night out. This is just awful.
The Sixers really need someone to step up and with this roster, I don’t see it coming. The guy that could help though is Evan Turner. If he some how could find away to become more consistent. To be honest, I not even sure that would really help. That is how much Thad brings to this team.