That game sucked.
Being forced to watch the whole game be played on that ugly gray floor? Bad. Losing to the Brooklyn Nets by 20 while scoring just 89 points? Awful. Al Horford shooting 5-of-15 from the field and 0-of-6 from 3 while looking like a statue on defense? Terrible.
The team shooting 5-of-26 from 3? Brutal. Getting out-rebounded by 14 despite a size advantage? Gross. Josh Richardson having another bad game? Disappointing.
Matisse Thybulle leaving early due to illness? Bummer. Losing a five-game winning streak to a team missing their best players? Atrocious. Using a thesaurus to find synonyms for “bad” to distract myself from this lousy, crummy, unsatisfactory game? Pretty fun!
That’s not all that was fun, though. Norvel Pelle was fun (not particularly good, but definitely fun), recording a couple of big blocks and a ferocious alley-oop dunk.
Really, this loss is no big deal. The Sixers were down their superstar center and playing their third game in four nights. It’s December. Everything is fine going forward. But that doesn’t change the fact that this game sucked.
The Sixers are off until Wednesday when they take on the Miami Heat at home. Hopefully they can bounce back and remain undefeated at home.