After a brief hiatus for the birth of the little-est GrowthPlate (which, due to a bit of savvy pre-conception planning, was born during the 2013 All Star Break ensuring a absolute minimun of missed basketball coverage).
I wonder if she can play Center… Let’s cover what we missed…
1) The resurgent (or maybe just surgent) Los Angeles Clippers (nee San Diego Clippers, nee Buffalo Braves)
Bandit King Chris Paul brings his Lob City Gang and the most fearsome assemblage of dunking firepower this side of the Dodge City Wars to South Philadlphia.
The only man standing for Law, Order and the dignity of the Sixers Faithful was the Big Sheriff, Spencer Hawes.
Let’s see how it went…
Oh My Gourd!
Sadly “Wyatt Burp” wasn’t up to the task. For, like the 10th time on GrowthPlates, let’s remember what USED to happen when you wanted to power dunk on the Sixers…
Sixers Lose, 107-90
2) Sixers/Bucks III
Another slugfest! Sixers battle their perpetual rival for the Eastern Conference playoff scraps (and the title of America’s most not-as-bad-as-you-think, rustbelt City)
The most frustrating Sixer of the last decade, the “Haitian Sensation” Sam Dalembert, continues his revenge campaign, going for 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks, and one hostage baby.
Battle of draftmates and borderline all star point gaurds, Brandon Jennings vs. Jrue Holiday. Jennings wins again.
Sixers manage to squander what ever shred of momentum they had acquired on their homestand. They go into the All Star break a lowly 22-29
3) ALL STAR WEEKEND
Take that Brandon Jennings! Here’s Jrue sweetly singing “My love is Your Love” at the1:35 mark
That’s so cute. Plays 15 minutes. Scores 6 points. Gets this dunk.
4) The final nail in the Bynum coffin
That’s it. I’m done. Nothing more to see here folks…