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Monumental Collapse in Atlanta: Sixers Fall to Hawks

A loss like this deserves bullet points, and only bullet points. That's what you'll get.

  • The Sixers missed their last 11 shots.
  • The Hawks finished the game on a 21-3 run.
  • Atlanta took their first and only lead of the game with 31 seconds left in the game.
  • In the fourth quarter, the Sixers didn't feel like holding onto the basketball.
  • After having an 18 point lead in the first half, the Hawks outscored the Sixers by 23 the rest of the game.
  • Defensive rebounding and team defense fell apart in the 4th quarter. Thanks for playing Tony Battie, Doug Collins!
  • For whatever reason, Doug pulled Jrue Holiday for most of the 4th. He played less than 30 minutes for the second straight game and only the third this season.
  • Doug's rotations were pretty awful the entire second half. Both units were clicking on all cylinders through two frames, but he didn't go to Spencer Hawes or Evan Turner nearly enough later on, two guys who were hitting shots and making plays in the beginning of the game.
  • Andre Iguodala was 2-10 on jump shots. Most of them weren't bad shots, he just missed them. Take the ball to the basket more. Please.
  • Marvin Williams was dirty. He killed them all night, getting to the basket and getting to the line at will. He's not that good, this should not have happened.
  • Al Horford, who had been kept at bay for the most part all night, terrorized the Sixers in the fourth, finishing with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists, including a game-changing and-1 to shift the momentum to the Hawks.
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  • Jason Kapono came in for the last 12 seconds. Why.
  • Positives! Evan Turner was much more aggressive tonight. 11 points in 19 minutes this game. He had 7 points in his last 81 minutes.
  • I came away very unimpressed with Jrue's defense. He didn't let Mike Bibby score at will, but he didn't seem to be getting into the passing lanes or attacking the glass. Very lackadaisical game from Jrue.
  • The half-court offense is too stagnant. The only time they can get something going is when the opponent needlessly double-teams and they move the ball around the perimeter. Iguodala is stagnant, nobody sets hard picks, and Thaddeus Young is the only guy who really moves off the ball. The bad spacing has to be addressed in practice. That's on Collins.
  • The first half was really awesome. Hold your season-long jump-to-conclusion mats until they string a few good games together instead of some scrappy wins and a good half of basketball. 
  • Andres Nocioni didn't play. This was obviously the problem.
  • Apologies for the scattered thoughts, the game's got me all twisted.
  • Hats off to the missionBJ'ers out there -- this was an epic collapse of Wizards games proportions. The Sixers fall to 5-14 on the season and face Charlotte tomorrow in what Jordan Sams calls "a guaranteed win". Bold words from a bold man.
  • Watch UNC play Kentucky tomorrow. At least one of player on either team will be a Sixer next year. Book it.
  • That bullet point was just for good measure. So is this one. Happy weekend, kiddies.

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