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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 10:25 am  |  20 responses

Philadelphia Sixers Co-Owner Rips Team After Loss to Denver Nuggets


The Denver Nuggets pulled off a miraculous, last-second win to extend their winning streak last night. Adam Aron, Philadelphia Sixers’ co-owner and CEO, pulled a Doug Collins and absolutely tore into his squad following the crushing defeat. Per Aron’s Twitter and the Philly Daily News: “That was the worst last minute of 76ers basketball I’ve seen in ages. Mind-numbingly bad.’ [...] The Nuggets’ Corey Brewer, fouled on a desperation three-point shot with 2.1 seconds left, made all three foul shots Thursday night to complete an improbable comeback and steal a 101-100 victory over the 76ers. Brewer’s winning free throws were preceded by the Sixers’ Evan Turner missing two foul shots with 7.1 seconds left and the foul by Damien Wilkins that put Brewer on the line. But there were more faults in the final couple of minutes that led to Denver extending its winning streak and the Sixers their road losing streak. The Sixers held a 98-90 lead with 2 minutes left. They then committed a foul in the backcourt, had a shot-clock violation, missed a layup, missed two foul shots and fouled on a three-point shot that ultimately provided the winning margin. The focus of the downfall will go to Turner missing the two free throws with the Sixers holding a 100-98 lead. After a timeout, Brewer took a pass and launched a long three-pointer, only to be fouled by Wilkins. He calmly made all three free throws. ‘We made six bad plays,’ said coach Doug Collins, whose team fell to 26-42. ‘And we lose by one. Those are mistakes. We made bad plays. I don’t know what you want me to do to dissect the plays. We had the game in hand, we’ve got to win that game. They are riding high, but we’ve got to win that game. We’re out here scratching on the road. We’re not giving up on this season. We’re not going to make the playoffs but we’re not giving up on the season. It’s disappointing. We’ve got guys who played in 18 playoff games.’ [...] ‘Anything that could go wrong did go wrong,’ said Turner, who finished with 12 points and six turnovers. ‘I don’t think there’s anyone to point the finger at. We played hard the whole game. It was just what could go wrong did go wrong. Effort was there, energy was there, it’s just about closing out the game. Situations occurred and you don’t want to point fingers at anybody. That was some crazy stuff that happened out there.’”

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  • pposse

    doug lost his team, unfortunately next year we will be forced to listen to his whiny apologetic voice on tnt alongside reggie and peggie miller.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    I guess Evan Turner is not going to have a good day.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Doug does this where every he goes to coach. First few years with the team they ball out. After that his message becomes sour. Me personally, I never wanted him to leave the broadcasting table. Him and Hubbie Brown are the best when calling games.

  • pposse

    Hubies my favorite too. I appreciate Doug’s insight, just not his delivery.

  • http://twitter.com/NYCKING BIG ED

    76ers owernship will be looking for new HC next month. Doug will be back on TNT set.

  • spit hot fiyah

    great trade there in the off season…

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    Agreed. I feel those two give the most insight instead of mindless jabbering.

  • Fat Lever

    Here in Philly Aron’s been getting DESTROYED on twitter by Sixer fans. It really is the Circle of Yelling.

  • Redd

    Lol enjoying this team spiraling out of control after cheering for Rose’s injury.

    Hope it gets worse.

  • KoloradoKobe

    I can accept Evan Turner not making those freethrows, but I can’t accept him saying “I don’t think there’s anyone to point the finger at”. Nah, it was you, homie. A real leader takes responsibility.

  • bike

    This is all Bynum’s fault.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Mindless jabbering like Jeff Van Gundy.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    hahah apologetic voice

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    evan aint nothing special. hes right

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    maaaan, i was about to say this. especially Turner. ran his mouth about drose

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    Agree

  • roscoe

    what did turner say?

  • Hussman25

    I am open to the Sixers Moving Turner. Its time to move on; pray Alex Len or Oulidipo (?) falls between 7-10 in the draft. ET & his overbite gots to go!

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    turners a fool. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/04/26/evan-turners-rivalry-with-the-bulls-derrick-rose-goes-back-to-high-school/

    and everyone knows sixers were cheering when rose went down.

    screw em

  • Rummy389

    That’s what happens when you pick up players like Damien Wilkins and Royal Ivey and KWAME GOD DAMN BROWN. And then instead of trading for the likes of Kris Humphries or a Brandon Bass in the off season, you go after a guy who has only played ONE full season in his entire 8 year career. Somebody in that Sixers front office needs to be fired. Twice.

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