Tonight will be the Sixers first game in five nights. During that time period, we as fans have had a lot to think about. How good is this team? How bad is this team? Can they make a run similar to last year? I think tonight's game is going to provide a lot of answers.
Grizzles/Sixers really doesn't jump off the paper as an important game, but if the Sixers are going to make any type of push for the fourth or fifth seed, it's going to have to start tonight -- have to. I've been quoted recently for saying, "it's a given the Sixers are going to make the playoffs". Well, at 29-30, and a brutal west coast trip on the horizon, it may not be that easy. As of right now the Sixers are only 3.5 games behind four-seed Atlanta. But they're only three games up on the ninth-seed Milwaukee. Missing the playoffs would be devastating, absolutely devastating.
Back to that run needing to start tonight. Check out the Sixers next five games:
- @ Memphis
- @ Oklahoma City (Hopefully without Kevin Durant)
- Shoot better. That's pretty simple.
- Defend the three-ball better. Also pretty simple.
- Get more out of the role players. I'm looking at you Lou-Will and Sammy D.