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Sixers so close, yet so far

May 2, 2005, 10:58 AM EDT

If I told you a week ago the Sixers would be down three games to one in their best of seven series with the defending NBA Champs, you probably would have been surprised the Sixers won a game at all.  Following yesterday’s game most fans were disappointed they couldn’t pull out the win.  I think the tough thing to deal with is the way they lost the game, not the fact that they lost.

They played well enough to win, until the final few minutes.

You can’t get angry at Willie Green, who has been MIA all year at the fault of Jim O’Brien, for missing a free throw when he played so tough the entire game.  You can’t blame Kyle Korver for missing a horrible shot, well, maybe you can blame Korver for taking such a horrible shot.  However you look at it, the Sixers could have won the game, and it seems like they gave it away.  Sometimes you just lose.  Philly knows this.