Philadelphia-Oklahoma City: Thunder Roar Past Sixers 90-74

Mike ThomasContributor IMarch 8, 2009

The Sixers are now 30-31, dropping one game under .500 with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-46). The Sixers got off too a slow start in this game, dishing out only three assists in the first half, which is a season low.

Thaddeus Young got the Sixers off to a good start with 10 first quarter points. He finished the game with 20 points. Andre Miller also had 20 points, but he also went 7-14 from the floor. Miller finished the game with only three assists.

Andre Iguodala did not seem to get in the flow the whole game. He only scored nine points in 43 minutes, and was 3-13 from the field. The bench for the Sixers did not provide a lot of offense either.

Lou Williams had eight points, going 3-11 from the floor. Marreese Speights also finished with eight points. The Thunder's Nenad Krstic had 20 points and eight rebounds.

Malik Rose was big off the bench as he scored a season high 14 points and seven rebounds. The Thunder outscored the Sixers 20-2 to start the second quarter. Nick Collison had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Thunder were once again without superstar Kevin Durant and Jeff Green. The Sixers turned the ball over 21 times, which turned out to be a huge factor. The Sixers 74 points were the fewest allowed by the Thunder this year.