I had donate these tickets to a charity silent auction back in February, when JKidd was still on the team. At the time the 76ers were struggling near the bottom of the standings. I expected the Nets to rally after the All-Star break and make the playoffs, and I saw this game as being an easy and uninteresting win for them.
Didn't quite work out that way. Kidd was gone in a couple of days. The Nets tanked on the Texas Swing. The 76ers realized that it was indeed Iverson who had been holding them back all those years and were among the hottest teams in the NBA. The Sixers are now the FIVE seed in the East, two games over .500. I didn't even think the Nets could make it over .500 back then!
So now the Nets have accepted their role as a lousy team. They were tied at the half and only down 5, altho they ended the quarter on a patented 4-7 run by the Sixers to put them in that hole. They got it to 93-91 with 4:15 to go, when Philly did a remarkable, un-Frank-like thing - they called timeout.
From that point, the 76ers cruised, immediately burying a 3 and finishing 15-8.
Now End The Season.