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Old 02-15-2018, 03:49 PM   #31
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They went undefeated in their 5 game homestand. They won last night without Embiid and at one point they were down 24 points. They made a rousing comeback with Marco Bellinelli having a terrific debut. Gotta love where this team is headed!
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:43 AM   #32
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Haven't seen any games lately but it looks like they are still hanging on. Certainly appears Simmons and Embiid were worth waiting for.
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:35 PM   #33
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Big win in Cleveland last night. Could Lebron make the jump to Philly??!!
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:36 PM   #34
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Yea I watched the game last night; good win although I think Cleveland had some opportunities that they blew. James was very friendly with both Embiid and Simmons but I just don't think he winds up in Philly. It would be a hell of an end to the process though.
Philly has a nice team but they are good not great nice I think. James would really be an addition
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:06 PM   #35
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Agreed on James. On the back to back nights last night, they started sluggish and then scored 34 in the 4th to win by 11. Nice bounce back. I think they are better than you give them credit NoDak. To get Ilyasova and Belinelli for nothing has really added to the bench. The starting 5 statistically puts them as one of the best starting 5s in the league. It's their depth at issue and they've helped to solidify that.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:35 AM   #36
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I'd agree with your take on adding of Ilysova and Belinelli. Belinelli esp did some nice stuff against Cleveland.
I will confess to some Philly negativity toward the Sixers last few years and have a bit of a 'prove it' attitude toward the process. It appears they are proving it though.
Still not sure they can stay with the top teams in a seven game series but they are showing people they have to be taken seriously. Bottom line is you are spot on that they are fun to watch again.
Never saw any take from you on the Eagles win. Are you still savoring the taste of a super bowl win?
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:44 AM   #37
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I am still basking in the glow of the SB NoDak! I have told everyone I can now die a happy sports fan. It was all I ever needed to see in my lifetime and that dream is now fulfilled. It doesn't mean I don't want more out of my teams but I am not gratified.

As for the Sixers.......really bad loss last night against Milwaukee considering they had two 19 point leads at different points. They are still a young team and will have these games. It's also another game in a string of some quick turnarounds (3 games in 4 days). They'll bounce back and the schedule becomes favorable again here.
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:25 PM   #38
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The game was on last night but I had to miss it. I think you have a good take on the team. I often tell my boys that it is nice when the team is relevant. You have to be relevant to keep the fan base unless you are the Eagles.
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:06 PM   #39
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Take a look online NoDak. Bus loads of fans traveled to the game in Milwaukee last night. They hung around to see Embiid and he came out to speak with them once the arena cleared. People are crazed for this team. They are very likeable. Now is the time to get on the bandwagon. If they win big, Embiid will be about as big of an icon (literally and figuratively) as this city has ever seen.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:51 PM   #40
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I've seen the tide turn on the Sixers. Embiid is the kind of player that Philly will fall over. Just like some of the Eagles. The teams embracing of the Eagles also went a long way IMM to bring the city around to them. Of course I still think the winning is the key. The Sixers, the Flyers also for that matter, aren't going to win a championship this year but fans see progress and fans can live with progress. Fans can't live with being stagnant for any length of time or regression.
Good time for fans; just need the Phils young players to break out.
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