It Never Ends: Sixers vs. Spurs in San Antonio

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Amidst all the injuries to key players (Lou Williams, Elton Brand, Marreese Speights) and the controversy about making a move to sign Allen Iverson (Kate Fagan thinks they shouldn't, I think they probably should), it's important to remember that the Sixers still have to occasionally play basketball games. After a brief layover at the Wachovia Center to lose to the Hawks on Friday, the Liberty Ballers resume their trying road schedule tonight against the San Antonio Spurs, with stops remaining in Dallas and Oklahoma City before all is said and done.

Though you never like taking on the Spurs on the road, the Sixers have actually played them relatively tough as of late. In their two meetings last year, the Sixers were a Tony Parker buzzer-beater away from potentially taking both games, with their meeting at the Wach a surprising 109-87 blowout in Philly's favor. The Spurs have been somewhat inconsistent this year themselves, although a recent four-game winning streak appears to have gotten them back on the right track, bringing their record to 8-6. It's not going to be easy, and it's likely not going to be pretty, but the boys have actually played better than expected, while significantly undermanned and on such a rough schedule. Hasn't exactly equated to much in the way of wins, though.

7:00 at the AT&T Center. Will we see an appearance from Elton Brand? Will Jrue Holiday give us a "Potential" night after a couple straight "Raw" performances? Will Jewelz's debut single start to play unexpectedly during 76ers players introductions as we see Allen Iverson emerging triumphantly from the Philly tunnel and find out that he secretly signed a one-year contract with the team and will be appearing in tonight's starting lineup? Dunno, but I think we could all use a Thanksgiving miracle or two with this team.

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