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Bench Helps Sixers Win Their 3rd Straight
Posted By Bennett Snyder On Jan 27 2011 @ 2:33 am In Philadelphia 76ers | No Comments
The 76ers have one of the best benches in the league, and it showed Wednesday night in Toronto. The bench combination of Evan Turner, Lou Williams, Thad Young and Marreese Speights, out scored the starters tonight in route to a 107-94 comfortable victory over the Raptors, who have now lost eight in a row, while the Sixers have won three.
The starters of Brand, Iguodala, and Holiday all had very solid games, but it was the bench who sparked this win, especially Mareese Speights. He had a season high 23 points and 9 rebounds. These type of games can be tough for teams to get up for, traveling to Canada to play a bad team in front of a small crowd, so the bench is always essential in the battle. The Sixers bench held the key as they outscored the Raptors bench 58 to 17.
It seems that these young Sixers are sparking a new life to the team, along with old reliable Elton Brand. They have the future point guard, small forward, power forward and 6th man for many years to come in Holiday, Turner, Young and Williams. If they could get an explosive scorer at the 2 guard and a good defensive center, they could be looking like a top 5 team in the East for years to come. Turner is a better play maker than he is a scorer, and same with Holiday, so somebody needs to fill the void. Where they are going to find that, I do not have the slightest idea right now. If only Jimmer was a few inches taller and a little more explosive he would be a perfect fit in the draft.
The Sixers play Memphis on Friday to try and keep the winning streak going to four games and beyond. Who knows, they might be catching the Knicks soon enough.
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