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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sixers Lose Heartbreaker and Utley Gives Phillies Another TYIB Award

The Sixers lost a real heartbreaker last night to the Pacers at the Wach, 95-94. They had a big lead early and then Indiana came back late, eventually winning it in the final seconds.

The Sixers were down one and Jarred Jack drove to the basket, but literally threw it away into the waiting arms of Lou Williams, who finished his fast break with a dunk.

Sadly, T.J. Ford hit a clutch jumper in Andre Iguodala's face leaving only three seconds left on the clock. The Sixers gave the ball to Iguodala who made a nice move to get to the basket and shoot a close-range floater with his left hand. The ball rimmed out and that was all she wrote.

Even though the Sixers blew it, which is very discouraging, the most upsetting thing about last night's loss was the fact that the Pacers were missing Troy Murphy and Danny Granger, two of their best players.

New head coach Tony DiLeo is now 3-1 in his coaching career (and should absolutely be 4-0).

Now, let's finish this post out with some happy news.

Remember when Chase Utley made that incredible defensive play in Game 5 of the World Series, Part 2? He faked to first and then threw out Jason Bartlett at the plate, who was the potential go ahead run in a then 3-3 game. Well, that play was awarded "This Year In Baseball's" best post-season moment. It is the Phillies fourth TYIB award, as Brad Lidge locked up the best closer award, Charlie Manuel got the best manager award and Pat Gillick received the best executive award.

Oh yeah...and Flyers annihilated the Caps yesterday at home 7-1. Scott Hartnell posted another hat trick. More on this later from Tim.

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