The Sixers took on the Spurs last night at home. Philadelphia was outscored 25-17 and 24-18 in the first two quarters. Like Friday, the 76ers came out in the third quarter and got off to a quick start. They went on a 12-0 run towards the beginning of the quarter to cut the Spurs lead to 53-49. At that point the Spurs buckled down and went on an 8-0 of their own to open up a 12 point lead. The Sixers again cut into the lead and got it to 71-64 by the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter began all 76ers. They opened the quarter on an 18-4 run to take the lead. The veteran Spurs squad came back on a 13-1 run of their own which was aided by the 76ers scoring just one point in thirteen possessions. The Spurs would hold on to win 90-85. More here.
The Falcons had an impressive run this season and a lot of it was due to Matt Ryan’s three favorite targets: Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Tony Gonzalez. Well, as it has been spectulated for a few weeks, it sounds like Ryan will be losing one of those targets. Gonzalez stated after the 28-24 loss to the 49ers that it was “probably” his last NFL game. If it was his last game, he will retire with the second most receptions in NFL history trailing only the great Jerry Rice. More here.
The Seattle metropolitan area is celebrating this morning as it looks like they will have a new NBA team beginning next fall. The Maloof family, who owns the Sacramento Kings, has sold the team to a Seattle group of investors who intend to move the team to Seattle to replace the Supersonics. The Seattle group has until March 1 to file for relocation. More here.