After a devastating loss to a team that you had a big lead over early on in the game and then went on a 13 point run to retake the lead late in the forth quarter, building character is not what you want to take away from the game.
The maturity of an athlete and a fan work hand in hand in many ways. For one, in order to become better you need to take emotion out of the result of the game. Win or loose you need to analyze your performance and figure out ways to get better.
Wednesday night our Philadelphia 76ers lost their first home game of the season to the Denver Nuggets, with a score of 108-104. Coming into the game many distant fans said this would be a good test for the Sixers. Even with the Sixers losing I believe they are at least a ten point better team than the Nuggets and without sloppy spurts in the form of bad shots in the second quarter the Sixers could have won by close to twenty.
Should of, would of, could of isn’t doing anything for us right now but there are some positives to take away from the game. For one, coming into the game I was worried about how the Sixers are going to beat a team that forces them to play half court ball?
We struggled with this a little versus the Nuggets but saw Evan Turner emerge as a player capable of creating a shot in a half court game. Evan consistently beat Andre Miller off the dribble and took him to the rack. Elton Brand is getting the ball deeper in the paint and will be able to create multiple shots for him and his teammates instead of relying on a turn around jumper when he catches the ball out high.
Don’t forget Spencer Hawes was out again and he provides a boost when he is in the game. He reminds me of the basketball version of Jon Runyan.
Keep your heads Sixers fans it takes some adversity to work out the kinks to sharpen our team.
words by: @Philly_Ron