Why did the spurs lose last night?

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Why did the spurs lose last night?

Because Brett brown put the scrub TJ McConnel on the bench so the sixers didn't have a porous defense. Having JJ redick out there is bad enough. Also, I believe poppvich is losing his marbles.


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???

I feel like this is a sarcastic post to someone else’s thread. My take is Aldridge played some of the best individual defense against Embiid all season and Joel still went for 33 and 19. Dude is a beast even when he isn’t in beast mode.

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It's kind of annoying

It's kind of annoying watching a game when you can clearly see who the weak spot on the team is. Why does TJ McConnell get minutes? He can't even come close to guarding players like patty mills or Bryn Forbes, or Marco bellinelli

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I agree with you there. Point

I agree with you there. Point in case is Brewer getting a second 10 day contract. Moves must be made to solidify the Sixers bench.

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I can see why Rudy gay is a

I can see why Rudy gay is a below average defender. He's doesn't even try. But mcconnel busts his a** and there's no hope for him. Bolden and chandler made some nice stops. There the right players to have on the court, along with redick for shooting...

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Phila clamped down defensively - Embiid & Simmons get to spots

at the Defensive end they have Absolutely No business getting to at 7'2'' 285 lbs & 6'10'' 250 lbs but their length, foot works & instincts are outrageous

It's absolutely Ridiculous watching these guys play Defense & yes they do have to cover for JJ Reddick & TJ McConnell but you are WAY over exaggerating - both play solid team defense but they are obviously limited by a lack of size & athleticism

W/ Phila trailing by 8 w/ a little under 2 min left - DeRozan has what looks like a Wide open lane to an EZ lay up in the 1/2 court after some Beautiful Spurs passing & movement w/o the ball

It looks like DeRozan is going to put the final nail in the coffin & send the Phila fans home & suddenly Embiid comes out of No Where, by instinctively recognizing the situation, Embiid leaves his man & comes from the opposite Wing & performs a Monster block!

Simmons grabs the rebound but 3 Spurs are back on Def - Does Not matter - Simmons flies down the court, splits two Spurs at the Elbow & soars to the Rin for a MONSTER Dunk & the Building Explodes!

Suddenly the Sixers have life, the players on the Floor start Swarming & the SPurs can Not get off a good shot b/c it seems like Embiid & Simmons are Every where & Chandler & Brewer are fired up now too - Phila forces a bad shot, Embiid grabs the Reb, fires it to Simmons & again he Attacks the Rim, Spurs Def collapses on him & Simmons kicks it to Reddick for a 3 - to make it 120 - 117

Spurs get swarmed again, Embiid makes it impossible to get to the Rim, Simmons gets a steal - this time the Spurs do cut off his lane to the Rim & take Reddick away - Simmons kicks to Embiid, they work the ball around & free up Reddick on dribble hand off & screen by Embiid & Reddick hit an "And 1" from 3pt range! Phila goes up 121-120

20 sec left Spurs run a Great play & again DeRozan has a Clear lane to the Rim b/c the Spurs have dragged Embiid out of the paint by Chandler who appears to be beaten off the Dribble recovers & makes a Crazy Block! Simmons rebounds giving him a Triple Dub of 21, 10 & 15 - passes to Brewer who is fouled hit's one of two FT's

Spurs still have a little over One sec left to run a play, Spurs run a screen to free up Belinelli but Simmons reads the play, beats Belinelli to the spot & w/ his length Simmons steals the ball - Game Over

Spurs are SO well coached! Incredible ball movement ALL night & people seem to forget how Young the Sixers are & the Spurs schooled Phila a LOT in the 1/2 court but the young Sixers hung in there & they stayed Really poised even after the Spurs made a run to seemingly put the game away

And the Phila stole that game thru the sheer super star talent of Embiid & Simmons but it was on the Defensive end which is Crazy! (Sorry about the Long Post) but it was a National game & just like OKC vs Phila on MLK day this was an Incredible game w/ a ton of Drama at the end!

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Good Recap

You laid out how this game finished up well. Superstars showed up. It was cool hearing Ben talk about how him and Embiid are still only starting to gel. "kinda scary" Only thing is, Shamet hit the 3 to bring the game to within 3 at 120-117. Sixers definitely missed Belinelli Wednesday. He hit a couple wild threes that last year won a few games for Philly. Great to see them able to comeback against a pretty good team late.

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