Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sixers lose Game 4

Philadelphia, PA (The Phanatic Magazine) - It was a tough weekend at the Wachovia Center.

First the Flyers blow a three-goal lead to the Penguins to end their season on Saturday.

Then, Orlando's Hedo Turkoglu buried a three over Thaddeus Young with just 1.1 seconds left to give the Magic an 84-81 win over the Sixers and even their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series at two games apiece.

Andre Iguodala's desperation three at the buzzer bounced off the front of the iron.

The Sixers simply couldn't shoot straight for 3 1/2 quarters and it cost them the home-court advantage in the series.

It was there for Philadelphia's taking tonight but mediocre teams are mediocre for a

The Sixers, who finished the regular season at 41-41, are the definition of

Despite the opportunity to grab a stranglehold on the heavily-favored
Magic in front of 16,464 at the Big House, the Sixers laid an egg.

When Tony DiLeo's club plays poorly, you don't exactly need a Larry Brorn-like X's and O's genius to tell what went wrong. They simply don't make shots.

Andre Miller was 6-of-18 on Sunday. Young was 6-of-17, Iguodala 4-of-13
and Lou Willimas 4-of-9.

In fact the Sixers made two fewer field foals than the Magic despite 10 more attempts. And get this, the NBA's worst three-point shooting team was actually better from beyond the arc, nailing 8-of-19 threes. Philly was a mind-numbing 23-of-61 from inside the arc.


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