Perimeter D hurts Sixers in loss

The Sixers displayed some grit in fighting back against the T’Wolves Wednesday night, but their perimeter defense hurt them when it mattered in the team’s 102-96 loss to Minnesota.

 

Down 1 with 50 seconds left, Thaddeus Young left Mike Miller to double Al Jefferson (25 points, 8 boards).

 

 

 

Bad move.

 

 

 

Jefferson kicked it back out to Miller, a career 40.3% 3-point shooter, and the U. Florida product drained the open 3 as Andre Miller couldn’t get to the arc in time to defend.

 

That was your game. You can see video of the play and game highlights here.

 

It was a bad loss for the Sixers, who dropped to 5-6. Minnesota snapped an eight-game losing streak, improving to 2-8.

 

Still, this looks like a good, young team. I’ll get an in-person look Sunday when Golden State comes to town.

 

 

More McNabb: Daily News columnist John Smallwood, often a Donovan McNabb backer, isn’t supporting the QB today.

 

My thoughts on McNabb’s press conference? Check previous post.

 

 

Radio dial: Ravens coach John Harbaugh showed up on Howard Eskin’s 610-WIP show. Harbaugh did the obligatory defending of McNabb and Andy Reid. Listen here.

 

Mike Miss said Wednesday that ex-Eagles RB Ricky Watters will appear on Friday’s show. Always an interesting quote.

 

 

Thursday quick-hitters: The Phillies are reportedly interested in M’s OF Raul Ibanez. … According to this story, the Phils will debut their postseason video on Monday and will televise 45 games on Channel 17 next season.

 

 

Thursday sked

 

Take your wife out to eat Thursday night, as a rare lull in the Philly sked. No teams in action Thursday night.

 

 

That’s all for now.

 

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