Did You Realize the Sixers Are Still Over .500 At Home (For Now?)

Did You Realize the Sixers Are Still Over .500 At Home (For Now?)
March 11, 2013, 2:05 pm
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It's more a credit to how bad they've been on the road than anything,
but despite now being 16 games under .500 for the season with last
night's embarrassing-for-most-teams loss to the Magic, the Sixers
actually have a winning record at the Wellls Fargo Center. Yup, your
Liberty Ballers are 17-16 on their home floor, only a game-and-a-half
worse than the Chicago Bulls, currently the 5th seed in the Eastern
Conference. (Of course, the Bulls are 17-14 on the road, while the
Sixers are 6-23, so that might have something to do with the disparity
between the two teams in the overall standings.)

Anyway, the
Sixers get a chance to kill off the last bit of winningness about their
2012-13 season tonight, when they host the Brooklyn Nets at home. The
Nets' exceedingly up-and-down season is currently in an "up" swing,
having now won three in a row, with presumptive franchise player Deron
Williams finally showing a little life, including a 42-point explosion
against Washington that (somewhat incredibly) marks only D-Will's third
30+ point game of the season. Still, the Nets are 4th in the East with
their 37-26 record, and Deron always seems to do damage against the
Sixers, so I'm not predicting the Sixers break their latest four-game
losing streak tonight.

7:00 tip from the WFC. If we manage not
to lose the home winning record tonight, we still have a trio of home
games against the Heat, Pacers and Blazers that could put us back under
right quick. This is the basketball team we've chosen.

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