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76ers vs Grizzlies coverage


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20-12 18-15
Location: Fed Ex Forum
Time: February 21st 2012, 8:00 PM Eastern
Channel: TCN, NBA League Pass
Probable starters:
Jrue Holiday PG Mike Conley
Jodie Meeks SG Tony Allen
Andre Iguodala SF Rudy Gay
Andres Nocioni PF Marreese Speights
Lavoy Allen C Marc Gasol
Advanced Stats: (league rankings)
103.2 (8) Off 98.8 (21)
94.2 (1) Def 98.6 (11)
48.8% (13) eFG% 46.7% (22)
45.0% (2) deFG% 48.4% (15)
10.2% (1) TOR 14.2% (15)
22.8% (29) ORR 29.5% (4)
74.6% (7) DRB 72.2% (23)
22.7% (29) FTR 27.7% (15)

Mortal Enemies: Straight Outta Vancouver


Bullet points!

  • Elton Brand will miss the final two games before the All-Star break. Andres Nocioni will start along with Lavoy Allen in the front court. ANDRES NOCIONI AND LAVOY ALLEN
  • Mo Speezy makes his return against Doug Collins. He's actually playing decent.
  • The Grizzlies are best in the league in forcing turnovers. The Sixers are best in the league in taking care of the ball. Something has to give.
  • Other than turnovers, the Sixers need to keep the Grizzlies off the offensive glass, where they are 4th best in the league.
  • Lavoy and Vucevic are going to have a tall order to fill covering Marc Gasol in the post.

Prediction: Grizzlies 95, Sixers 88