Brett Brown blasts Philly’s stinking effort despite win vs. Spurs
The Philadelphia 76ers secured a big win on Sunday, edging out the San Antonio Spurs in a tough battle, 132-130. Sixers head coach Brett Brown, however, was not at all delighted with his team’s effort despite the victory.
Following the contest, Brown expressed his disappointment on his team’s effort, particularly in the fourth period, and acknowledged that they were fortunate to get the W on the evening:
“I think it stinks,” Brown stated, via ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “I think it’s not anything that we believe in, or talk about. We were very lucky to win tonight. In two closeout periods, against Indiana it was 46, tonight it was 43 … that’s not going to get anything of any importance done.
“It is well within our reach, immediately, to flip the switch. We have to have an immediate paradigm switch, and an admittance we can’t afford to pick and choose. The past two games we have done that. I give credit to Indiana, and tonight to the Spurs … but, in general, it ain’t going to get it done. It’s not who we are, and it needs to be fixed, and fixed it will be.”
As Brown expressed above, they’ve allowed a total of 89 points in the fourth period in their past two outings. Philly was lucky to escape with a victory against San Antonio on Sunday, but this was not the case for them on Friday, when they suffered a 127-121 defeat to the Indiana Pacers. The common denominator of both games was the Sixers’ sub-par showing in the crucial fourth period.
The good new for Philadelphia is that they were able to keep on pace with the Pacers, who also secured a victory on Sunday. At the moment, the Sixers remain a game behind Indiana, who are currently fifth in the East.