Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Sixers Lose Heartbreaker to the Champs
Sixers seem to always lose on buzzer beaters. There was the Tony Parker buzzer beater at San Antonio. Then, Dirk hit one a few weeks ago against the Mavericks. And then tonight Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics a game winning three with 0.5 seconds remaining.
Ray Allen scored the game winning three when he was left wide open by Thaddeus Young off a screen to hand the Sixers' their second loss in as many games.
The Sixers hung around and were leading for much of the second half against the Champs. Despite the Celtics playing without Kevin Garnett, it can still be considered a good game by the Sixers.
Andre Iguodala played another great game, scoring 22 points, grabbing six boards, dishing six assists, and getting three steals. He hit the go ahead jumper near the end. Andre Miller scored 21 and dished out seven assists.
Samuel Dalembert played another solid game down low. He scored 14 points and grabbed seven boards. Thaddeus Young added 10 points and Lou Williams added 11 points. Reggie Evans played a great game with his hustle, scoring eight points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Paul Pierce led all scorers with 29 points. Ray Allen scored 23 on 9 of 18 shooting. Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and dished out eight assists. Glen "Big Baby" Davis scored 12 and grabbed 11 boards in place of Garnett.
The Sixers play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.