The Sixers got back to their losing ways last night, getting the ever-loving crap kicked out of them by a score of 105 - 84 at Houston. The Sixers allowed Juwan Howard, who apparently, unbeknownst to me, is still in the league, to get 20 points and 10 rebounds (he averages 9 ppg). Defensively, Houston did a number on a Sixer team that shot only 38.6% from the floor. Andre Igoudala had 19 for Philly. And yes, I am close to openly rooting against the Sixers, if you haven't figured that out yet.
As predicted, absolutely nothing came of the meeting between Peter Forsberg and GM Paul Holmgren yesterday. We'll be revisiting this issue at least once a week leading up to the February 27th trading deadline.
On a seperate note, Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun doesn't think it's such a bad idea that the Flyers are as bad as they are. He compares them to the Maple Leafs, who aren't getting any better or worse. The Maple Leaf situation actually reminds me of the Sixers with Allen Iverson. Think about it: The Sixers had one good player (Iverson), who was expected to carry the load everynight, even though he was past the point of his career where he could live up to such a role. Same with Mats Sundin of the Toronto Maple Leafs.