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Sixers vs Trail Blazers Preview/Game Thread: Spencer Hawes Anti-Tanker


Great hand placement.
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Game 66
Wells Fargo Center
7:00 PM
Probable Starters
Damian Lillard
PG Jrue Holiday
Wesley Matthews
SG Evan Turner
Nicolas Batum
SF Damien Wilkins
LaMarcus Aldridge
PF Thaddeus Young
J. J. Hickson
C Spencer Hawes
2011/12 Advanced Stats
91.2 (19)
Pace 90.8 (21)
106.6 (10)
ORtg 101.4 (27)
108.1 (25)
DRtg 105.5 (13)
Game Officials
Barry Gibb
Robin Gibb
Maurice Gibb

Quick hits:

  • After tonight, there's only 16 games left of this thoroughly enjoyable miserable season. I don't think it can end soon enough for my liking. Only 4 of those remaining 16 are at home.
  • Portland is a lot worse on the road (9-23) than they are at home (22-11). With the game taking place in Philly, this doesn't bode well for any Sixers tanking efforts. The Trail Blazers are 6-4 in their last 10 and are only a few games out of the glorious Western Conference 8th seed playoff spot. Come on, Blazers, play hard, we know you want it!
  • Should Spencer Hawes continue his recent success, highlighted by a near quadruple-double against the Pacers the other night, it's clear that he's preventing the Sixers from tanking. This is why he was awarded with the city key to Philadelphia.
  • Blazers rookie PG Damian Lillard is fun to watch.
  • Check out Trail Blazers SB Nation blog - Blazer's Edge - [Preview]
    Sounds like some Blazers fans on their site wouldn't mind trading for Hawes in the off-season.
  • Philadelphia 76ers Tickets

Hail Lucy.

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