Sixers Play Bunch of Dudes Wearing Basketball Uniforms Tonight in Cleveland

Sixers Play Bunch of Dudes Wearing Basketball Uniforms Tonight in Cleveland
March 29, 2013, 2:24 pm
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For a team boasting a rotation that includes two, maybe three players
who'd be getting minutes on an actually good team, the Cleveland
Cavaliers have done pretty well for themselves lately. Sure, they've
only won two of their last eight games, but those two wins were against
respectable opponents in Utah and Washington, and their losses against
the Heat, Spurs and Celtics came in games that weren't decided until the
final minutes—the final seconds, in
Boston's case
. They've done what all young, rebuilding
teams—especially those whose best players have been stricken with
injury—should do: They've played hard, they've maximized their
potential, and they've lost a whole lot of basketball games, currently
boasting the league's fourth-worst record, in line for a top five draft
pick come June.


The Sixers, for better or worse, have not done this. Even with their
recent 1-3 road trip, including blowout losses in Los Angeles and Utah,
they've gone 5-4 in their last nine games, pushing themselves two games
ahead of the woeful Raptors for ninth in the East, and very possibly
locking themselves out of the top ten come draft time. Still hard to say
if anything's gained by doing this, though at least they're doing most
of their winning at home, giving the few remaining fans that still go to
games at the WFC something vaguely resembling their money's
worth—something to be said for that, surely. Tonight will be a road game
for the Sixers, however, where they've still only won once since New
Years'. Even a crappy team like Cleveland will likely present a
challenge.


7:30 tip from Quicken Loans Arena. If you actually watch this game,
you'll be one of maybe about 137 people nationwide to do so, so maybe
you can write in and win a prize or something. WE SEE YOU, MO SPEEZY!!

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