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Sixers at Mavericks open thread 01/02/09

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13-18 19-12
Enemy: Mavs Moneyball
Prediction: 103-87 Mavs
8:30 PM est
TV: CW-57
Previous meetings: none
Probable starters:
Andre Miller PG Jason Kidd
Willie Green SG Antoine Wright
Andre Iguodala SF Josh Howard
Thaddeus Young PF Dirk Nowitzki
Sam Dalembert C Erick Dampier

The Sixers looked somewhat decent in the 2nd half of the Clippers game, but this is a classic good team vs. bad team game. And the good team is at home. I'm searching, but I don't see any reason why the Sixers win this game. For the first time in what seems like a while, the Sixers are playing a healthy opponent.

As always, when you expect your team to lose, you try to focus the positives. I'm going to enjoy the game, win or lose and hopefully witness a couple nasty dunks. I'll also keep a close eye on "the future" in Lou, Thad and Marreese.

All that being said, it would be magical if the Sixers pulled the upset. Let's go Sixers!