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A funny thing happened on the way to a Sixer win

Oct 9, 2010, 6:53 PM EDT

Philadelphia 76ers v New Jersey Nets

So this is a preseason game, which is why we can all laugh at this, even Sixers fans. Okay, maybe not Sixers fans. The Sixers and Nets played a preseason game this afternoon, and the Sixers ran away with it. They were up 17 in the fourth, and by 7 with 15.2 seconds left. A great way to get the first win of the preseason, right?

Yeah, you know where this is going.

The Nets proceeded to bomb three pointers while the Sixers missed free throws. And that’s how you lose a game. Well, that and Stephen Graham hitting a running three pointer to win it, 90-89. Preseason or no, yeesh.

That said, this is exactly the kind of thing you want to have happen in preseason. It teaches the club how to deal with late game situations. Like, for instance, as an example, don’t miss your free throws. Key point there.

In better news for the Sixers, Evan Turner finally showed up and looked like a #2 overall pick. 14 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 steals. Of course, on the other side is that Jrue Holiday has looked terrible through two games. It’s preseason, but 5 points, 3 turnovers, 2 assists isn’t going to get it done.

  1. jmclarkent - Oct 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    The Sixers are a bad team with a bunch of odd-fitting parts. Hopefully after the season end Doug and Rod will know exactly what the hell they have…

  2. jamesinva - Oct 10, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    the title makes it seem as if the sixers WON the game

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