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Sixers-Jazz Immediate Reaction to an Almost-Win

Aw, shucks.

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Admit it, when you saw the game was close down the stretch, you were rooting for the Sixers to win! There's nothing wrong with that - it's been so long, and they played hard, and Tony Wroten just took it to the rim for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

But the Sixers fell apart down the stretch, with several key defensive lapses, and ended up losing 104-92 to the Jazz for their 16th consecutive loss.

Wroten led the Sixers with a career-high 30 points. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 22, while Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors combined for 10 offensive rebounds, most of those coming in the second half. It seemed like twice as many.

Also: Sixers statistician Harvey Pollack turned 92 today! He's older than time itself, and even Dave Rueter.

We'll have more later, but given the circumstances this looked like maybe the most winnable game remaining on the Sixers' schedule. The Sixers just failed to execute down the stretch. Will they win again? Who knows.

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