The Sixers have become a team to be feared at home. Last year their home record was one of the worst in basketball, this year it is top 5 in the eastern conference. Now add the worst road team in NBA history against a very good home team in the 76ers and its a recipe for an easy victory. The 23 point victory of the Wizards was one of the easiest games the Sixers have had all year. And once again it was a total team effort.
Jrue Holiday, who is being used as the shooting guard since Iguodala has been running the point so much lately, has become a good scorer and had 20 points again tonight.Besides Holiday, six other 76ers reached double figures. Thad Young had a really good game with 18 and 10, and Turner was solid with 15 and 8.
I know coach Doug Collins likes Iggy to run the point forward position, and while it is working right now, as the Sixers are playing very well, I think it might not be the best decision for the future. The trade deadline is so close, and it looks like Philadelphia is just going to keep what they have, although I have been hoping for an Iguodala trade badly. With Iggy ball handling so much it is not only making Jrue a 2 guard, which he is not, it is also not letting Turner develop either. If anyone should be playing the point forward position it should be Turner who is naturally a better dribbler and playmaker than Andre. But in actuality Holiday should be running the point because he has a chance to be really good, and making him an off the ball scorer is taking away the progress of him being a top tier point guard.
However, with all that being said, and the Sixers not expected to make any serious roster move before the deadline, they have been playing extremely well together and it looks that everyone on the team gets along great. Their next game is Friday vs Detroit at home, which if they win, and that is a game they should win, they will be back at .500 for the first time in a long time.
About the Author
Written by Bennett Snyder
Recently graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism. I have been a sports fan since before I could speak. While every kids dream of making it to the professional level didn't work out for me, I still have a strong desire to be around sports 24/7. I was born and live in Philadelphia, but spent most of my life in central New Jersey, so this tri-state area of NJ/NY/PA is my forte. If you have any questions you would like to ask just email me, no matter which sport, because i follow them all except golf and nascar.