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Bad ending to long trip

This is not the way to end a long trip, losing to a lousy team by one point. Both teams came out flat in a game that I will remember only for its weirdness.

The Sixers won even though they missed all 14 of their three-point attempts and their best player, Andre Iguodala, missed his final 16 field goal attempts. The Wiz shot 41.8 percent, turned it over 18 times and didn't attempt a fourth quarter free throw.

Still, the visitors had a chance to win it late but rookie Nick Young's three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left went a little long. Young came off the bench to score 13 and from where I sat, which was behind the basket where his last shot missed, it looked like he got a great look. I thought that baby was going down. So did Nick.

"I thought it was a great shot," Young said. "It felt great leaving my hands. It just didn't to in."

It should have never come to that point though, according to Antawn Jamison, who described himself as "dissapointed" and looked every bit of it as he dressed after the game. "We came out sluggish and stayed that way.

The Wiz (7-9) should have gotten out of this roadie no worse than 8-8 but at least they get five straight at home now. It's been a long week for all of us and I'm thankful to be getting tomorrow night off so Mike Lee will be taking care of business for the game against Toronto. I'll be watching from the comfort of Chez Cartier.....

By Ivan Carter  |  November 30, 2007; 11:08 PM ET
 
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