If the Sixers are going to make a move for this playoff hunt thing, and if they really want to get higher than one of the bottom two seeds, then games like tonight's against the Nets are must-wins.
The Sixers have been playing very well of late, winners of four of their last five. The lone loss, of course, was a crushing collapse Friday night to the Memphis Grizzlies when they squandered a 21 point lead late in the third quarter. They will be looking for their seventh-straight win over the Nets tonight.
Here are some keys for the Sixers tonight:
*Contain Nets center Brook Lopez. In his first four games of lsst month, Lopez averaged only 11 points. Since then, he's been on a tear, going for an average of 24.7. He always hurts the Sixers wilth his scoring, averaging 19.3 in his last six games against the Sixers.