VC scored 15 points and the Nets kept their playoff hopes alive for a couple more days by handing the Philadelphia 76ers their worst loss of the season, 96-67 Sunday night.
Lou Will had 14 points to lead the Sixers. The 76ers had no other players in double figures in shooting 35 percent from the floor. Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller combined for 12 points on 4-of-17 shooting.
The 67 points were a season low for Philadelphia and the 29-point loss was the worst defeat. With the loss the Sixers fall into the 6th spot in the East and a 1/2 game behind the Heat for that coveted 5th seed. The fifth seed will probably play Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs and the sixth will get either Boston or Orlando.
Ok so Devon Harris didn’t walk (since when is 5 steps legal), or a self pass (loses it mid air, lands, grabs it again and shoots), or is the clock operator getting paid to fix this game, CRIPES. In the longest 1.8 seconds known to man, Devon Harris does the unthinkable… Have a look for yourself:
From a friend of a friend:
I just watched the replay on ESPN; there’s NO way he was able to do all that in 1.8; he definitely traveled, too. Do the refs have their own time kept? Nothing the Sixers can do; hope that doesn’t come back to haunt them later in the season.
They made a very nice run in the third quarter to take the lead back after being down as many as 11 at one point. Andre Iguodala was looking very good out there. A few nice dunks and some very nice crossovers on a few defenders.
Then came the 4th quarter.
With the Cavaliers benching their franchise player in LeBron James to give way to scrub time, the Cleveland bench rose to the occasion and quickly took back the lead and never looked back… AGAINST OUR STARTERS. It was pathetic.
Oh and Mareese Speights; I noted a while back that I thought he could be a star in the making, well that was in Summer league, and I was way off after watching last night. He was the most laxadazical NBA player I have ever seen. Walking up and down the court, barely concentrating at the line and jacking his 2nd FT after BARELY making the first and getting the roll. It was very frustrating to watch, especially as he was getting owned on the glass at every end by Sasha Pavlovic and Anderson Varejao.
The Chosen One in 3 qtrs of play: 20 points 8 rebounds and looking meaner then ever.
With the loss the Sixers fall to 3-3 in the preseason with one game left to play against division rival, New Jersey Nets tonight.
Jordan Farmar lays one off the glass for Trevor Ariza.
And Sean Williams hasn’t been this HIGH since he was kicked out of Boston College.
New Jersey Nets center Josh Boone was held out of an exhibition game against New York on Monday night after experiencing a rapid heartbeat at practice last week.
Boone missed the Nets’ game at Boston on Sunday and had tests Monday, which were inconclusive. He is scheduled for further testing Wednesday.
THe UCONN grad hopes he can return Wednesday night against YOUR Philadelphia 76ers if he is cleared to play.
Thanks to TrueHoop, comes this clip of Nets PG Devin Harris playing a game of one-on-one against some random English chap in jeans and a v-neck sweater. Just watch.
OK, so “random English chap in jeans and a v-neck sweater” might be stretching it, the guy’s name is actually Stuart Tanner — a sort of English, Skip To My Lou-like playground legend.
The New Jersey Nets have traded point guard Marcus Williams to the Golden State Warriors for a future first-round draft pick, sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Hopefully this acquisition of a young and talented PG will nix the interest the Golden State Warriors are said to have in Lou Williams, the 76ers backup point guard. In my opinion the 76ers NEED to re-sign Lou Will and Andre Iguodala in order to keep their contention hopes alive in the East.