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Sixers at Jazz open thread 12/29/08

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12-17 18-14
December 29th, 2008
Prediction: 101-94 Jazz
9:00 PM est
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Previous meetings: 93-80 L
Probable starters:
Andre Miller PG Deron Williams
Willie Green SG Ronnie Brewer
Andre Iguodala SF C.J. Miles
Thaddeus Young PF Andrei Kirilenko
Sam Dalembert C Memo Okur

Would you look at that lineup?! Ronnie Brewer, C.J. Miles and Kosta Koufos don't scare me at all, and for good reason. That being said, the Jazz still have Deron Williams, they still one of the best home crowds in the NBA and the Sixers are still playing poorly.

This is a winnable game, but I still think the Jazz will pull it out. Call it pessimism, negativism or any other ism you want; I call it realism. The Sixers haven't played well all season. They aren't a good road team (or home team for that matter). And the Jazz are clearly the superior team. We're catching a break (as of right now) since they'll be without Boozer, Milsap and Okur, but the fact that we're missing Brand and starting Willie Green cancels that out.

If nothing else, look for Lou, Speights and Thad tear it up. They're the future.