The season for the Sixers was clearly a success despite the loss in the first round. No one expected a rebound like this, or even a playoff birth to begin with.
Throughout this season, this team has grown so much that words cannot describe it. Doug Collins has done a tremendous job this year and in my book is Coach of the Year.
What really hurt the Sixers tonight was their foul shots. In fact, they missed six in total. Plus, they were giving Mario Chalmers wide open shots beyond the arch that he nailed.
Chalmers really was the X-Factor for the Heat. If he didn’t go off, then the Sixers could have won and brought game six to Philly.
Andre Iguodala had a cold start, but a red-hot second half. He was 10 of 14 from the field and finished the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Elton Brand also had a good game with 22 points and six rebounds.
Plus, we saw another solid performance Evan Turner who recorded 10 rebounds and four points.
Overall, it was a good playoff experience for the young guys on the team and it will definitely pay off for the future. Don’t give up on this team because they will be around for quite a while.
As the old saying goes, there’s always next season.