Found April 06, 2013 on
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After a disappointing loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Sixers came back with a solid performance against the Atlanta Hawks to defeat them 101-90. The lead was in double digits for majority of the game so the Hawks were never really a threat to win this game. Evan Turner had a game high of 24 points followed by Spencer Hawes with 19 and Damien Wilkins with 16. It was an all around good performance for the team after blowing a big lead and losing to the worst team in the league the previous game.
Well everyone played well except for the only all star on the team, Jrue Holiday. If you expected a bounce back performance after the 2-24 outing against the Bobcats, you had a bad time. I thought President Obama's 2-22 performance earlier in the week was bad, Jrue beat that by 2 shots. Against the Hawks he struggled to find the basket again with a 3-14 performance. Even though the numbers weren't there, Jrue was getting to the basket and getting his teammates involved instead of forcing difficult shots.
Jrue's 5-38 shooting over his last two games isn't really much to worry about. Even though the Sixers are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, their chances of getting in are very slim. With 7 games to go, expect Jrue to get out of this shooting slump and put together a couple good performances.
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With Josh Smith and Jeff Teague free agents at the end of the year, the Atlanta Hawks will have an incredible amount of cap space. Josh Smith is leaving, but they are expected to resign Jeff Teague. So assuming everything goes to plan, the only players signed through this season will be All Star, Al Horford, Jeff Teague, elite bench scorer, Lou Williams and rookie shooting guard...
ATLANTA Here are four things we gleaned from the Hawks' 101-90 loss to the 76ers on Friday night:
1. This was probably the Hawks' worst home setback of the season
To Atlanta's credit, the club doesn't have many "bad" losses on its home resume. One against Cleveland in November (sans Kyrie Irving). One against New Orleans in February (blame Mardi Gras...
The undermanned Spurs team, playing without Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, were able to grind out a win over an even more undermanned Hawks team without Josh Smith, Devin Harris, Kyle Korver and Al Horford and DeShawn Stevenson. But, the 2-point victory didn’t sit well with coach Popovich who called the win “pathetic.”
According to ESPN:
“In general, other than Timmy, in...