Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 89-75. This was a big win for the Sixers to steal back the eight spot but the Bulls have more conference wins and keep the spot for now. The Sixers had to play without Chris Webber because of a lower back strain and had better ball movement. Samuel Dalembert got 12 points and 14 boards in 31 minutes. Dalembert was hot in the 1st and kept rolling and getting a lot of boards the rest of the way. Allen Iverson got 39 points and 3 boards in 41 minutes. AI had to do a lot of scoring from the free throw line and he came up big in one of the biggest games in the stretch run of the playoffs. Andre Iguodala got 10 points and 7 boards in 41 minutes. Iguodala played well in Webber's absence and he needs to be that 3rd option for the Sixers. Steven Hunter got 9 points and 9 boards in 35 minutes. Hunter played a good solid game and the Sixers will need more of that to stay in the playoff race. Andres Nocioni got 19 points and 10 boards in 36 minutes. Nocioni had had 6 straight double double's I think and this when he usually steps up his play for the playoffs. Chris Duhon got 14 points and 6 assists in 26 minutes. Duhon was great in that role of scoring and getting the ball to the team. Tyson Chandler got 4 points and 10 boards in 27 minutes. Chandler has to learn how to be a big scorer in the post and dominate a game.