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Old 04-11-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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Gotta throw a Good Luck out there to the Sixers before the playoffs. Franchise record 15 wins. Came a long way fast this season and made believers out of a lot of non believers.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:51 PM   #2
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Still think they have a bit to go--- could be a very interesting team if they can stay away from injuries and get Foultz to play like a #1.
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Yea I can agree with that but they have been on fire. Much more than I thought they had in them. Didn't think Embiid would get as much PT as he had and when he went down had to wonder if the rest could step up. Reddick has been crazy and Simmons looks like the absolute real deal. I hadn't really enjoyed, or even watched, the Sixers much over the last few years but the games I have seen this year were very enjoyable. Guess that comes with winning
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LOL .. Yeah winning is a quick fix for sure.

Gotta admit that I really don't watch that much pro Bball...... Just not the same game I grew up with, so just not that much interest or relevance to me.
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Yea I can agree with that but they have been on fire. Much more than I thought they had in them. Didn't think Embiid would get as much PT as he had and when he went down had to wonder if the rest could step up. Reddick has been crazy and Simmons looks like the absolute real deal. I hadn't really enjoyed, or even watched, the Sixers much over the last few years but the games I have seen this year were very enjoyable. Guess that comes with winning
I hadn't watched ANY Sixers games for several years until last night. They really are an enjoyable team to watch. Great team defense and a very unselfish approach to team offense. An interesting and likeable cast of characters. Simmons and Saric both look special.

I'm looking forward to Embid's return...probably on Thursday (?) in Miami.
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The process has been long but it's really coming together now. What a fun team to watch. Simmons is the game changer getting all these guys who can hit open threes but were stuck on bad teams the open looks they need to succeed.

I'm actually concerned Embiid and his half court offense presence may be a bit of a pothole but he's such a force that I'm hoping they find the happy medium. The team's defensive rating with Embiid on the floor is one of the best in the league.
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Nice win yesterday. Came back from 12 down, overcame a silly number of turnovers, and hung tough at the end. You can see the desire to win and the desire to throw away that mask in Embiid
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I'm actually concerned Embiid and his half court offense presence may be a bit of a pothole but he's such a force that I'm hoping they find the happy medium. The team's defensive rating with Embiid on the floor is one of the best in the league.
I really love what Embiid brings to the court in terms of athleticism, intimidating physical presence and attitude. (I'll stipulate that I've only resumed watching the Sixers since the playoffs resumed after a hiatus of several years.) But yesterday, their crisp ball movement was clearly impacted negatively when he got the ball in both the high and low post. He's young and still relatively new to the game and seems to have great capacity to learn.

I took much pleasure in seeing these guys come back late against Miami, especially after Miami thought they could unnerve the young Sixers by getting all bad with them.
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Bucks take the Celtics to 7 games. This is great as a very tired team will be coming up against our rested guys plus Embiid's eye gets more time to recooperate. Looks like he needs to wear the mask throughout the playoffs regardless though.
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Throwback in time to the Sixers/Celts playoffs of the past. I'm feeling pretty good about this series.
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