Monday, January 09, 2006


Iverson was too good.
Allen had another great game
Rashard had no legs
Vlady's line looks good but his game was very poor.

Sixers 101 Sonics 94 with 2:41 left in the 4th
Sonics are getting the ball out of Iverson’s hand everytime
They are staying with the small line-up.
Ridnour has actually done a decent job on Iverson
Iverson has been unreal.

Sixers 93 Sonics 90 with 7:36 left
Sonics are battling but they can’t get enough stops
Iverson is on fire. He is unstoppable.
The line-up is small – Luke, Flip, Ray, Rashard and Vlady

Sixers 79 Sonics 60 with 3:30 left in the 3rd Quarter
Out of gas -- 30 -13 in the Q
Iverson just went coast to coast by all 5 Sonics defenders and none of the impeded him at any point as he hit a finger role lay-up
Hill has been working this team hard and they have just completely lost any focus.
Defensively they are not stopping anything.
The problem with this team is there are not enough players who consistently play at the same level everynight.

Sixers 66 Sonics 55 with 7:14 left in the 3rd Quarter
Sonics are collapsing right now
Get a free dunk, free dunks we are giving free dunks.
Be concerned the Sixers are in the bonus at the 7:14 mark.

Sixers 49 Sonics 47 at the half
Iverson has 19. He is impossible to guard. The Sonics have to contain him. This might be hard to believe but Ridnou did a nice job early. He got going on Murray
The Sonics are slugging their way through this on the boards.
Offensive rebounding has been the key for the Sups.
They have 50% of the offensive rebounds

Sonics 38 Sixers 35 with 4:43 left in the 2nd Quarter
Robert Swift is playing well again.
The Sixers offense misses Chris Webber badly
Sonics are crushing the Sixers on the offensive glass
I have never been a fan of Mo Cheeks. His teams never seem to have offensive plays and seem to have very little defensive plan. Today applies to my belief

Sonics 26 Sixers 22 at the end of 1 Quarter
Very good defensive quarter from the Sonics
Hill said in the pre-game that he thought Lewis had heavy legs and that was certainly true. He pulled him early and went to Wilkins
Luke played a strong first quarter bouncing back from the missed free throws.
Good defense on Iverson.

Sonics 15 Sixers 14 with 6:54 left in the 1st Quarter
Sixers are one of the best in the NBA at forcing turns and the Sonics have turned it over already 4 times.
Korver has missed his first three 3 ball attempts – that only means 3 others will go in.
So far so good at keeping Iverson in front of the Sonics defenders.

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