Damn, did the come up short.
Deadlocked with the for the eighth playoff spot in the West, they
had an opportunity to steal one last night in New to not only
keep pace with Phoenix, but to also make a statement that they
belong among the NBA¿s playoff teams. They didn¿t even show up.
The clobbered them 110-86, behind Richjard
Jefferson¿s triple-double. RJ went for 30 points, 10 boards
and dropped 11 dimes and the slipped out of the 8th spot
to a half game behind Phoenix ¿
Yao in the throat with one of those ridiculous elbows that
seem to be hitting people at all times of the day. Yao responded by
scoring 24 points ¿
The Sixers/Magic game was sick.
Philly¿s go to guy for much of the game? A.I.? Van Horn?
DC? Try . Larry Brown¿s offense went
through multiple sets in the first half to iso Thomas one-on-one
with his defender. A few times he had T-Mac guarding him
and just worked him. No joke. Thomas finished with 24
points and 20 boards. A.I. still ended up with 42 as the Sixers
clinched a playoff spot with the OT win ¿
Last night during the
Duke/Texas Tech women¿s elite eight game, a certain
network promised to have higlights of the Sixers/Magic featuring
Why were we watching the women¿s game you ask?
Flipping through, we were so shocked that a women¿s game was
on that wasn¿t featuring Tennessee or UConn up 50 on some
helpless team, we had to stop to peep the end. Honestly, that¿s
one of the reasons we don¿t have time for women¿s college ball.
There are only 3 legitimately good teams (Tennessee,
and depending on the season, Duke, or ) and those teams beat everyone else by 50 a night ¿
coach Ben Howland met with his players yesterday and
reports are that not-so-happy players were seen leaving. You have
to think he¿s going to take the job. Why wouldn¿t he? Here¿s
why: At the time of his firing, Steve Lavin, employed by a
state-run school, was the highest paid state employee in
at $578,000 a year. Howland could make at least twice
that somewhere else ¿
We¿re out like the ¿ heart.