With this team, tonight spelled out let down. And although the Sixers didn't win by a big margin, they still won 96-88. However, the only reason they did so is because they were the better team. They were down early and came back. Thaddeus Young went off with 29 points and seems to have a real liking of playing in front of the home fans, the ones that show up at least.
Looking at this on a positive note, other than the W, the Sixers can use this as their winning mulligan" and play better in the next game. That is how I am looking at it.
And let me make this clear, I expect the Sixers to go further this year. I am not saying they are going to win a playoff series, but I expect them to improve and will be highly disappointed if they don't.
Oh and by the way, the Heat lost tonight so the Sixers are only a half game back of them for that fifth seed in the East.