Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Season in review...

Coming into the 2004-2005 NBA season the 76ers had a lot of question marks regarding their team. Would Allen Iverson's body be able to hold up after another season of constant pounding? Would new Coach Jim O'Brien be able to bring this team together? What young players would step up and provide this team with some much needed youth? Is Andre Iguodala the steal we thought he was with the 9th pick? Would we be lottery bound again?

In short, this past season provided many surprises as well as some optimism for the future with the emergance of young players such as Iguodala, Samuel Dalembert, and Willie Green. Allen Iverson more than proved that he is still a superstar in this league, adding another scoring title to his resume. If Chris Webber chooses to stay in Philly, the 2005-2006 season could be very interesting.

A full review of the season can be found here: http://www.nba.com/sixers/features/year_in_review_050509.html

Monday, May 09, 2005

Iguodala Honored

Sixers rookie Andre Iguodala was recently honored by the league by being named to the All-NBA Rookie First Team. The athletic Iguodala, the ninth pick of the Philadelphia 76ers, ranked eighth in the league in steals per game (1.68), sixth in total steals (138) and steals per game (0.99). He averaged 9.0 points and 5.7 rebounds while playing in all 82 regular-season games and helping the Sixers reach the playoffs.

Iguodala was a nice addition to the 76ers and we look forward to seeing big things from him in the future.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Officially Eliminated

The 76ers were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday when they lost 88-78 to the Pistons on Tuesday. It was the end of an up and down season in which the Sixers saw their fair share of successes as well as failures. The grumblings have already started and expect to see changes in the organization for next season. Many critics have come down hard on Coach Jim O'Brien as well as the General Manager, Billy King. Since the Sixers season is now over I have to give my predictions for the finals. I am predicting the Miami Heat to come out of the East and the Spurs to represent the West with the Heat winning 4 games to 2 in the finals.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Down 3-1...

Despite having a 9 point lead in the 4th quarter the 76ers lost to the Pistons 97-92 in overtime. The game was close throughout, but the Piston's experience was evident as the Sixers had questionable shot selection at the end of the 4th quarter and overtime. The Sixers were once again led by Allen Iverson who had 34 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds. Detroit was led by Chauncey Billups who had 25 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds, including several clutch shots in the games final moments. The series heads back to Detroit for Game 4 on Tuesday, May 3rd at a time to be determined.

The 76ers find them himself in a 3-1 hole now, but I am sure they will give it their all and do their best to climb their way out.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Iverson wills team to victory

In Game 3 of the Series Allen Iverson showed why he is an NBA superstar and MVP candidate. He had a great game with 37 points and 15 assists leading his team to a 115 - 104 victory. Game 4 is on Sunday, May 1st at 1PM.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Down 0-2

My beloved 76ers find themself in a 0-2 hole against the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference. They were trounced in Game 1, 106-85 and came out flat in Game 2, losing 99-84. Although they may be down two games, anything can happen in the NBA Playoffs. Game 3 is on Friday night at 8pm.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Playoff Bound

The 76ers recently officially clinched a playoff berth with a recent 122-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Sixers record now stands at 42-39 with a stronghold on the 7th seed in the East. This poses an interesting first round matchup with former coach Larry Brown and the Detroit Pistons. Sixers star Allen Iverson had a much publicized feud with Brown during his years in Philly. Iverson is playing his best basketball at the right time and is on pace for his 3rd scoring title. The Sixers wrap up the regular season with a home game against the lowly Atlanta Hawks on April 20th. Stay tuned for regular season grades and analysis.

On another note, Allen Iverson has been my favorite player in the NBA since his debut in 1996. I find him to be an interesting person on and off the court. I came about this website that has a lot of interesting information about him.