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SCOUT'S TAKE
CHRIS MANNIX
March 28, 2011
Sixers Swing
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March 28, 2011

Scout's Take

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Sixers Swing

On Philadelphia, which had gone 33--21 through Sunday after starting 3--13: They are playing great defense. [The Sixers allowed 101.8 points per game in their first 16 games, 96.1 since.] They don't allow a lot of dribble penetration, and they rebound at all five positions. Their transition offense has always been good, but now they are using Andre Iguodala as a point forward in the half-court. He doesn't feel like he has to score, and he facilitates the offense really well. [Coach] Doug Collins has these guys in the right roles. Thaddeus Young was never a three; now he's coming off the bench as an undersized four and creating mismatches. And Lou Williams is playing more at the two, which takes advantage of his scoring.

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