Two months ago
Sixers v Phoenix Jan 20
Well, it's goddam Inauguration Day and I’m goddam glad I’m not there, although give me a Viking helmet and a flag and I'll take Pelosi's pulpit straight to the pool room.
But we do have the return bout of the Sixers/Phoenix to worry about. Teen sensation, Josh Gidde, thought he would pay homage to Brett Maher last game by kissing the court, sadly he kissed it a little too hard and as a result will be sitting on the sidelines for a game to be safe. No dribbling for him tonight.
Double OT games are always exciting and both teams had their chances to lock the win away, but Phoenix couldn’t quite get there. Fantastic game by Mitch Creek, who always lifts when he is back in the town that gave him his break. 30 points, 8 boards, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block.... and 5 fouls But he needs help. Last season Phoenix had master defender Ben Madgen who was used to drain a three when required. I don’t know where Yannick Wetzell came from and why he isn’t in Sixers colours, but he proved the ultimate pest to Sixers, even with the Hail Mary shot that went in - I guess ever since Auckland U12s you have to give it a go and one day it’ll come off.
For the Sixers, DJ played an exceptional game and if the Sixers don’t give him a Testimonial year at some stage I feel like going down there and giving Mr Kelley an atomic wedgie instead. He needs help as well and this is the game where like midgets at a urinal, someone needs to step up. The Sloan Ranger needs to get that swagger working. His FG% is now in the 20’s, but he needs to get a 2 in front of that ppg.
As someone pointed out, I'm 1 from 5 in my tips. My shooting % is worse than Sloan's and I am the kiss of death. That's why I'm tipping SEM by 2