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With losses last night by New York and Washington, it looks like the best spot we can snag would be the seven spot.  At this point we have to hope the Knicks and Clippers win a game or two so the chances of securing a top 3 pick are a bit higher.  Speaking of the Knicks, they lost last night to the Golden State Warriors (from Golden State, USA donchaknow) in a game where David Lee recorded a 3-2-1 triple double (37 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists), Anthony Morrow had 35 bench points and the Warriors took a page out of Ricko's book, scoring 31+ points in each quarter.  Oh and Reggie Williams scored 23 points on 11-13 shooting and a nifty little scoop shot around Danilo Gallinari.  Best D-League call-up ev-er? mmmmmmmyesplease.

Anyway this is a Sixers game thread so let's ride that train. They take on a Raptors team that has won two in a row to give them a bit of breathing room as the 8th seed in the playoffs.  I pity them.  At least they'll get a shot to play Cleveland in the first round where Chris Bosh will be able to show off his skillz to the higher-ups in Clevelandtown.  It's nice to see a guy as athletic and with as much work ethic as Razorback alum Sonny Weems fight his way to starting over prep-"to-school"-to-pro DeMar DeRozan.  He's now playing over both DD and HeDo TurkoGlu, which has to be one of the worst signings of the past 5 years.  Can stupid GM's stop signing old free agents to long-term deals? Or should I just keep hyphenating things to distract you? Let's-go-with-the-second-one.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think no Thaddeus Young, Louis Williams, nor Rodney Carney tonight. But that means plenty of Jason Kapono! Hooray! God I hope we lose this game, but Toronto is a terrible road team so I'm a bit worried.  I'm gonna miss the first half or so due to a film shoot but no fear, I'll be back in time to see us up 6 and Pinckney talking about this kind of energy that they were capable of all season.

For some Tanner-style linkage, I'll hit you with some early morning love.

Larry Brown's delusional take on the Sixers

Despite all signs to the contrary, Sixers will monitor Iguodala's minutes

People coming to the Wach in DROVES (if droves meant just barely more than the Nets)

Enjoy the matinee ladies and germs, and watch some Butler-Michigan State at 630, followed by WVU-Duke. Not too much in terms of draft prospects but each team has a very specific style of play that will be fun to watch square off against each other.  Phenomenal coaches too, even if Bob Huggins needs to be stabbed with a pitchfork.

Keep voting for spot #22 in the BIG Board, Jan Vesely is currently edging out Eric Bledsoe and Quincy Pondexter. I even embedded a video in there so go for my sake.  Go Canadians.

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