Slumping Sixers lose fifth straight game, set stage for riveting NBA title run
Updated: April 13, 2009

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The 76ers fell to the Raptors 111-104 giving them five straight losses just in time to face the defending champion Celtics on Tuesday and the top-seeded Cavaliers on Wednesday. Tonight’s loss leaves the Sixers record at 40-40 entering the final two games and the odds are zero to none that the team will win another game this season, including the playoffs.

Despite the horrid end to the season and absence of anything resembling team chemistry on the court, the Sixers seem poised to make a run at the NBA title with a combination of their fast break offense, injured players and porous defense.

Andre Iguodala picked up the coveted  21-points and 10-turnover double-double in Sunday’s loss and will likely be a major factor in any success the team may see in the postseason.

“I’m really gonna have to step it up if we’re gonna go anywhere in these playoffs,” said Iguodala. “I can’t have games like I did tonight where I was two assists away from a triple-dub and didn’t pick them up. I blame myself.”

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