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Sixers Lou Williams out for rest of regular season

Apr 4, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

Lou Williams Jumper

The Sixers — the one team in the bottom half of the East standings that can make a real series out of the first round — are not the same without Lou Williams off the bench.

He is the best one-on-one player that team has. Sorry Iggy. But if the game is on the line with 10 seconds left I want Williams to be the guy creating the shot. He creates matchup challenges against second units. He is also good at setting up teammates and rarely turns it over. He is 13.4 important points per game.

He tweaked his hamstring Saturday and now is going to sit out the rest of the regular season, and he “hopes” to be back for the playoffs, tweets Kate Fagen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Sixers better hope he gets back, too.

Philly is currently the six seed in the East but just 1.5 games ahead of the Knicks (one in the loss column) for the seven spot. They will get Miami or Boston in the first round and can make that series miserable for one of them. But only if they have Williams coming off the bench.

  1. Matthew Flint - Apr 4, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Brutal!

  2. Dustin Turner - Apr 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Lou Williams is a very important player for this team but I don’t know if I want him with the ball in important situation. We can’t base Lou Williams one 3 point shot to go in over time against the Kings last week. He wasn’t having a good game until that shot. We need him to rest up for the playoffs and I believe this team might shock a bunch of people in the first round. Sixers are my playoff spoilers. They will send someone home crying!

  3. dbick - Apr 5, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    ill take louwill over iggy any day of the week for the last shot

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