There was a time, when I was not so brokenhearted, when the Sixers beat
the Spurs at the Wells Fargo Center. It was a Friday night in January
2009, and it was glorious. Andre Iguodala posted a 21/8/5, the team shot
50% from the floor (to San Antonio's 37%), and the Ballers ran the
Spurs out of the building by the end of the quarter, ending with a
109-87 win, their sixth in a row to that point. It was a night that
reminds you how much more fun it is to watching winning basketball than
the losing variety.
In all likelihood, tonight will not be one
of those nights. The Sixers are 17-23, the Spurs are 32-11, and the last
time the two teams met, the Spurs won by 23. So it goes, and so it'll
probably go again, but whatever. After the Sixers' surprise feel-good
win on Friday, we're probably due a crushing loss or two in return. It's
only fair, you know. Keeps us in check.
7:00 tip from the Wells Fargo Center. IN THE NAAAAAAME OF LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE WHAT MORE IN THE NAME OOOOFFFF LOOOOOOOOVE