Sixers at Hawks Game Thread: It's Raining Kyle Korver

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers visit HOTlanta to take on Kyle Korver and the Atlanta Hawks, who are struggling to hold onto the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

2013-2014 NBA Regular Season
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March 31, 2014
Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
7:30 PM
CSN Philly/3M's/Marc Zumoff, Malik Rose, and Molly Sullivan
Probable Starters
Michael Carter-Williams PG Jeff Teague
James Anderson SG Kyle Korver
Hollis Thompson SF DeMare Carroll
Thaddeus Young PF Paul Millsap
Henry Sims C Pero Antic
2013/14 Advanced Stats
102.0 (1) Pace 97.1 (13)
95.9 (30) ORtg 102.9 (18)
107.0 (26) DRtg 104.6 (18)
Game Officials
David Jones
Dick Bavetta
Kane Fitzgerald

When Kyle Korver was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, the women of the 215 swooned over his devastating good looks, knee-high knickers and ability to hit the long ball. My own mother fell victim to his spell and charm. My little brother's second grade teacher was fortunate to score a date with him. Apparently he's a true gentleman.

But no matter what Korver meant to the female Sixers fan base, he could never escape the male eye-testers and Basketball PhDs in Philly that hooted and hollered the Creighton product was too big of a defensive liability to truly be affective as an NBA player.

Today, that all seems like blasphemy. The advanced analytics movement of 2014 has proven Kyle Korver is one of the most valuable offensive players in the NBA this season. The Sixers will battle against this man in Atlanta tonight.

But you should be watching the HIMYM finale instead of this game anyway, fools.

Peachtree Hoops

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