I’m watching the Spurs at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 0-16, and the Spurs are on a seven-game win streak. The Sixers are making an effort to stay in the game. I’m not sure about the Spurs, who are not playing Tim Duncan and Tony Parker after a game yesterday. Kawhi Leonard received extended rest tonight, and the Spurs bench has been out on the floor tonight. It’s an eight point game with 4 minutes left.
While San Antonio doesn’t particularly like a close game against a bad team, the Spurs don’t mind this. They are getting their bench playing time in a tough situation, which is what they need for later on in the season/playoffs.
The Spurs lead the Sixers by seven with just under 2 minutes to go. Did I say seven? I meant it’s a five point game, Sixers ball, 1:09 left.
The Spurs won, 109-103, and like Spurs Homervision says, it wasn’t pretty. In the end, the Sixers couldn’t make shots.
I’m not sure how much longer the Sixers fans can stand this. They know what the game plan is, to tank until they’ve assembled a team that can compete at the highest levels. But they are having to suffer through this time period … with no guarantee of success after the intentional tank is over. I’d be hard pressed to justify my season tickets if I was Sixers fan.