Tell the truth, how many of you either turned the game off or accepted the loss when the 76ers were down 16 points at the beginning of the 4th quarter?
You look at the lackluster line-up of Sixers reserves on the floor, and everyone is saying “Ok, this game is over.” In fact Mark Zumoff and Bob Salmi had a whole conversation about when Mo Cheeks would concede the game and rest his starters, knowing they had to play the defending champs tomorrow.
No no no. Those “scrubs” led by Rodney Carney decided this game was far from over and went on an 18-6 run. Insert Andre Iguodala and that run goes from a valiant effort that proves fruitless to a remarkable comeback marked by an uncharacteristic weapon. The 3-point shot. The Sixers were 4-7 from behind the arc, with three of those triples coming during a minute and a half burst which gave them their first lead since 2-0.
This team continues to get better, show signs of being a real winner and flat-out impress me. I was so excited when the Sixers came back and won that game for a few reasons.
- Shut up the doubters who quickly started talking letdown after the Detroit win
- Another great coaching job by Mo Cheeks (I will get this in every time I can)
- The team showed no quit – a trait Philly fans should appreciate more than anything
- Young players stepping up – I must give props to Rodney Carney since I have not been a fan since he got to the team. He has played out of his mind the last two games. He is rapidly converting me into a believer that he could be a solid role player in this team’s future.
- They are keeping my 6th seed upset dream alive
Well done, 76ers. I will be loud and proud at the Wachovia Center tonight when they face struggling Spurs.
I think someone lost a bet.