Samuel Dalembert powered the Sixers to their eighth win in ten games. His line: 6 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 blocks. Ok, it's not Dwight Howard, but the numbers do not tell the whole story. Dalembert challenged Houston center Yao Ming the entire game, frustrating him to no end. He blocked Tracy McGrady's last second shot that would have sent the game into overtime.
I have never been a big Dalembert supporter, to say the least. I have said he is weak, inconsistent, and lacking in sufficient court vision. But this win was big, and Sammy sure came through in the clutch. The Sixers' second victory over the 28-19 Rockets brings the team's record to 22-22.
Other notable performances:
Iggy: 20 points on 8/17 shooting
Miller: 16 points, 7 assists
Lou Williams: 17 points, 6 assists
Brand: 14 points, 7 rebounds
On a down note: 1/12 from beyond the arc...This has got to improve
Update- Sixers under Cheeks: 9-14, Sixers under DeLio: 13-8