Found April 09, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
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Since beating the New York Knicks 104-96 on March 11, the Sixers have won just four of 14 games. On March 11, the Sixers still had a hold on first-place in the Atlantic Division. A month later the Sixers have been passed in the Atlantic by not only the Boston Celtics, but also the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks and find themselves treading water at 29-27 in eight in the East with just a one-game over the Milwaukee Bucks for the final playoff spot. Talk about a fall from grace. The Sixers were, at one point, 20-9 and looking like a threat to run away with the teams first division title since 2000-2001, when Allen Iverson led the team to the NBA Finals. But as quickly as the Sixers’ rise gained attention, it just as quickly fell thanks to a tougher schedule and struggles on both sides of the ball. Philadelphia’s vaunted league-best scoring defense came back down to earth thanks to visits from Boston, San Antonio, Chicago, and Indiana during their most recent swoon, which comes after a fiv...
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