Philadelphia 76ers

This blog is dedicated to the Philadelphia 76ers and their 2004-2005 NBA season. Go Sixers!

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Friday, May 06, 2005

Sixers season over after 88-78 loss

The Philadelphia 76ers had their season come to an end after losing their series to the Pistons 4-1. In the final game, the Sixers lead after each of the first 3 quarters, then had their usual 4th quarter melt down. Allen Iverson played well, but didn't get much help from his teammates. Kyle Korver averaged just 5 points per game in the series, which hurt the Sixers a lot. Recap of Game

I would say that the season was a success because the Sixers did not get to the playoffs last year. For next year, the Sixers need to resign Samuel Dalembert this summer and Allen Iverson and Chris Webber need to learn to play better together. They will have the whole summer to work on it, so hopefully it gets accomplished. Hopefully the Sixers make some off season moves in free agency as well..

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Sixers face playoff elimination tonight

The Sixers trail their best of seven playoff series 3-1, and can be eliminated from the playoffs tonight with a loss. The Sixers lost on Sunday in overtime 97-92 in a game they should have won. They were leading by 9 with just over six minutes left in the game, and let their lead diminish. They trailed by 1 at the end of regulation when Willie Green was fouled with 3.1 seconds left. He went to the free throw line to shoot 2 and hopefully put the Sixers in the lead and most likely win the game. However, he looked scared on his first free throw and almost airballed it. He made the second free throw to tie the game and send it into overtime. Then in overtime Rasheed Wallace hit some clutch 3's to give the Pistons a big lead. The Sixers had a chance to tie it with a 3 pointer at the end, but Kyle Korver threw up a horrible shot that had no chance of going in. The Sixers failed to give Allen Iverson shots towards the end of regulation and overtime, which hurt them. Also, Kyle Korver has been a non-factor so far in the playoffs. The Sixers will have to play their best basketball tonight to steal a win away from the Pistons.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Sixers win at home. Series at 2-1

The Sixers lost the second game at Detroit in similar fashion to the first game. They lead after the first quarter, then lost every quarter after that. The final score of the game was 99-84 .

However, when the Sixers brought the series back to Philadelphia yesterday, there was a similar trend, but different result. This time the Pistons lead after the first quarter and lost the rest of the quarters to the Sixers. Allen Iverson played amazing scoring 37 points and dishing out 15 assists in the Sixers 115-104 victory. The Sixers shot 55% from the field as a team in this game against one of the best defensive teams. Box Score and Recap .

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Sixers start hot, then lose by 21

The Philadelphia 76ers were leading by 16 early in the game and looked like they were not going to be beat. Then they do what the Sixers have been doing all season, self-distruct. The final 3 quarters of the game, the Sixers were outhustled, outrebounded, and outcoached. The Pistons just wanted the game more. They were crashing the boards to get rebounds, while the Sixers were just standing under the basket waiting for the ball to come to them. The Sixers also played terrible defense, leaving the Pistons hottest player, Rasheed Wallace, shoot wide open jumpers. The final score of the game ended up being 106-85. Box Score and Recap

The next game of the series is on Tuesday, and if the Sixers want to win, they are going to have to play thier best. They need to step up on defense and do a better job or rebounding. They also need to put together a whole game, and not just 1 quarter. This is a series, not just one game, so the Sixers need to put the last game behind them.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Sixers to play Detroit in first round of playoffs

The Sixers beat the Atlanta Hawks last night to clinch the 7th spot in the playoffs. They could have had the 6th seed, but the Bulls couldn't hang on to beat the Pacers last night. The Sixers will be playing the defending champion Detroit Pistons in a best of 7 series and analysts are giving the Sixers no chance to win the series. They keep billing the series as Allen Iverson vs. his former coach Larry Brown and saying that the Sixers will only win 1. I feel that this is a bad draw for the Sixers, but feel that they do have a chance to take the series, probably just because I'm a fan. The first game is on Saturday at 3pm.

Here is the schedule for the series:
Detroit vs. Philadelphia
Saturday, April 23, at Detroit, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Tuesday, April 26, at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Friday, April 29, at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, May 1, at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
x-Tuesday, May 3, at Detroit, TBA
x-Thursday, May 5, at Philadelphia, TBA
x-Saturday, May 7, at Detroit, TBA
(x - if necessary)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Sixers clinch playoff spot with win over Bucks!

The Sixers easily defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 122-106 to clinch a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Allen Iverson had 39 points, 12 assists, and 7 rebounds to lead the Sixers. Kyle Korver regained his touch, scoring 19 points in only 29 minutes and had 4 three pointers. Chris Webber, Andre Iguodala, and Rodney Rogers were the other Sixers in double figures. Box Score and Recap

The Sixers final game is tomorrow against the Atlanta Hawks. This should be an easy victory and may have an impact on the Sixers playoff seed. If they win and Indiana loses, they will be the sixth seed. If they win and Indiana wins, they will remain the 7th seed, and if they lose and New Jersey wins their last 2 games, the Sixers will get the 8th seed. The Sixers will know their first round opponent in the playoffs after the season ends tomorrow night.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Sixers win and they're in

The Sixers are back into the 7th playoff position with only 2 games left in the season. They play tonight against Milwaukee and their last game is against Atlanta on Wednesday. Both of these games are at home, and should turn into two victories. If the Sixers hold on to the 7th playoff spot, they will be playing Detroit in the first round of the playoffs. If they drop to the 8th position, they will be playing Miami in the first round. Hopefully the Sixers win tonight assuring that they make the playoffs.