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    Game 39 (1-15-13): Sixers (16-22) vs. Hornets (11-26)

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    Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
    Time: 7:00 PM EST


    Doug Collins was pleased his Philadelphia 76ers were able to get their homestand off to a solid start their last time out, though he'd like to see some improvement on the defensive end of the floor.

    A similar performance to their first meeting with the New Orleans Hornets likely would suffice as they seek their sixth victory in the last seven matchups Tuesday night.

    Philadelphia (16-22) began a stretch of four straight and 12 of 13 games at home with a 107-100 win over Houston on Saturday, marking the most points it has scored in regulation this season.

    The 76ers, who snapped a five-game losing streak, rank near the bottom of the league averaging 92.6 points.

    "We needed it," said Jrue Holiday, who scored a game-high 30 points and added nine assists. "Going into this home stretch, getting the first one is huge. Home court is big. It's crucial. We've got to come here and try and win at home."

    While the offensive outburst was welcomed, Collins' team allowed at least 100 points for the fourth time in five games. Philadelphia is giving up an average of 103.4 points in that stretch compared to 95.8 prior to it.

    The 76ers had their best defensive effort of the season Nov. 7, setting a season best for points allowed while holding New Orleans (11-26) to its fewest of the season in a 77-62 victory.

    The Hornets' Eric Gordon and No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis sat out that meeting with injuries, though, and Collins expects a much tougher test despite New Orleans scoring only 91.9 points per game.

    "We know how important it is (to have a defensive mindset) with this New Orleans team (because) we didn't see Eric Gordon or Anthony Davis the first time we played," Collins said. "(Coach) Monty Williams has done a great job with that team and they've had some great wins. We've got a very tough game (Tuesday) night and New Orleans is our focus."

    The Western Conference-worst Hornets had their season-best four-game winning streak snapped with Sunday's 100-87 loss at New York despite 22 points from Gordon and 13 points and eight rebounds from Davis.

    "We just didn't play with a sense of urgency," Williams said. "After winning four games in a row, I thought our guys kind of rested on the fact they need to show up."

    Davis, averaging 9.3 points over his last eight games after averaging 14.6 during a stretch of 10 straight double-figure scoring efforts, said the Hornets can't let one game swing their emotions.

    "Even if we lose, we have to learn from it and move on to the next game," Davis said. "Even if we win, we can't get too high on a win. Guys are in the league for a reason and everyone can play. We have to think about it that way."

    The Hornets may have a tough time slowing Holiday -- 14 points and 12 assists in the first meeting -- and Thaddeus Young, who finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the last matchup.

    Young is coming off his 10th double-double in 38 games after having 11 in 361 games over five seasons prior to this campaign.

    Collins said neither player had a strenuous practice Monday in order to rest them for this game.

    "When Thad and Jrue have great energy, then everybody feeds off that," Collins said. "We've got to keep those guys fresh."
    Injury Report:

    Philadephia:
    Kwame Brown, C: Questionable (personal)
    Andrew Bynum, C: Out (knee)

    Hornets:
    No Injuries to Report
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    This is a must win. We can beat them at home.

    If we want to salvage the season, we have to dominate this home stretch. What is it, 12 of the next 13 at home? With a lot of weak teams on the menu. Let's try fighting our way back to .500 in the next month, with the hopeful return of Bynum coming soon thereafter. It's not too late to make some noise this year.

    ^Coming from the guy (me) who recently made a thread trashing the talent we have on the roster haha. Go Sixers.

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    lol basically what I said last week in terms of a chance to salvage somthing in this homestand. last time we palyedNO they didnt have Davis, Gordon, or Rivers and it was one of the ugliest/boringest games of the NBA season on national tv. i dont care how they get it done, just win!

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    The date says Wednesday; game's tonight, no?

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    ew.. i dont like the new format


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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyPrior View Post
    The date says Wednesday; game's tonight, no?
    God damn it. It's only Tuesday? Felt like a Wednesday at work this morning. Thanks for ruining my day a**hole.

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    Good luck tonight fellas, should be a good game.

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    ^Thanks you too man

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    Is the mobile app still down for everyone else? I figure they have to work out the bugs with the site upgrade. I can't get on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevcballer View Post
    ew.. i dont like the new format
    Yeah this. Looks like they upped the contrast and made everything harsher with way more bold and way more clutter. It's hard to look at. They don't even have the option to choose different skins. Awful.

    No idea about the phone app.

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    argh.. i sware if we lose this.


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    Lol. This team still sucks dick. Defense is non existent

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    Wow absolutely no defense, and it's like playing 4 on 5 on offense out there with Damien Wilkins haha.

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    Andrea I, Elton B, Lou Will > 2013 Sixers

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaSj View Post
    Andrea I, Elton B, Lou Will > 2013 Sixers
    Not really fair seeing as we havent seen the 2013 sixers at full boar yet


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