Sixers clinch playoff spotPosted by Inside Hoops
Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
There was no euphoria among the 76ers.
There might have been a touch of relief, some happiness to finally have the logistics behind them. But the Sixers’ celebration felt subdued, modest, almost as if this - a playoff berth - was not the destination, but rather a necessary step along the path.
The margin of victory certainly dulled the jubilation.
The Sixers were assured of a playoff spot nearly an hour before the final buzzer sounded in Friday night’s 115-90 win over the New Jersey Nets at the Wells Fargo Center. Any excitement was stretched across two quarters instead of bottled into one explosive moment.
But mostly, this team seems primed for more.
In the moments after the game, Sixers coach Doug Collins mentioned possibly ending this regular season on a winning streak.
No champagne. No tears. No embracing.