Well that was a fun one wasn’t it? In a game that was close all the way through, the Sixers beat the Nets 93-92. It kinda made me wish it was on TV, not only to see the finish, but to see how bad Devin’s injury was.
- Yeah, Devin got hurt in the beginning of the third quarter and he was held out for the rest of the game. The reports say it was a sprained ankle, the same one he hurt in practice. I have no way of knowing how bad it was (the audio link wasn’t working for me), but my gut tells me that if it was a regular season he could have played through it. For now, I would like to see him get a lot of rest (sort of how like the Nets are handling Lee).
- As for his play, Devin struggled a bit shooting the ball (0-5 from the field), but he was setting up his teammates very nicely (8 assists).
- CDR is really taking advantage of his opportunity. In 34 minutes tonight, CDR was able to put up another 20 points, on 9-15 shooting. I still say CDR should be the 6th man, but he could be earning a starting role.
- Brook Lopez did his usual thing, putting up 18 points. It was nice to see tonight, since he was up against a solid defender in Dalembert.
- Yi was ok shooting the ball tonight (3-7), but he fouled out in only 21 minutes of action. I guess I can see how this happened. He was going up against bigger and more physical big men tonight.
- Terrence Williams is showing that his work in the gym might be paying off. Terrence shot the ball very well today (5-10/2-3 from 3). He also grabbed 5 rebounds and 4 assists. We shouldn’t get too giddy, it is just the preseason after all, but T-Will is showing that he can do a lot of things on the court.
- Najera played very nicely in his return. 9 points in 19 minutes.
- With Najera and Battie back in action tonight, it was interesting to see the DNP list. Josh Boone and Sean Williams. Interesting…
- After the Knicks three point barrage on the Nets last game, it was good to see that the Nets held the Sixers to 2-8 from the three point line. It could have just been the competition though, the Sixers were one of the worst three point shooting teams last year.