The Flyers continued to back into the playoffs with another lackluster effort. [Philly Sports Daily]
The Flyers are a frustrated bunch despite nine straight games with points and understandably so. They think they have a better team than the one that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals last year and they know they can play better hockey than they have recently. Playing a full 60-minute game was something that perhaps this team took for granted earlier in the season during their ascension to the top spot in the East, but it’s something they still have the ability to do.
Dave Isaac has the recap and the full highlights (Jack Edwards on the call!) are after the jump.
Earlier in the afternoon, the Sixers lost to the Kings in overtime. Despite Andre Iguodala doing his best to make sure the game ended sooner and to not allow Lou Williams to touch the ball on the final play of regulation, the Sixers were able to send the game to OT on a dramatic three from Lou Will. After that there weren't many highlights. Gotta tip the hat to Lou Will for the shot. If there's one player on the team you want taking the big shot, it's got to be Williams- not Iguodala.
Doug Collins thinks otherwise: [Philly Sports Daily]
Then Collins elected, once again, to put the game in Iguodala’s hands. And he fumbled it away, missing a jumper with 58.9 seconds left, a contested layup with 31.9 seconds remaining and the second of two free throws with 7.6 seconds to play.
The Kings as a result assembled a 9-1 run to go up 100-97. A 3-ball at the buzzer by Lou Williams forced overtime, but that only delayed the inevitable; the Kings went on to win, 114-111.
So about Iguodala …
“The ball’s going to be in his hands,” Collins said, referring to late-game situations.
Lou Will's shot and the Flyers highlights… after the jump.