The Philadelphia 76ers have lost eight of their last 10 games but according to SB Nation's Sixers' site, Liberty Ballers, things aren't as bad as they seem. According to Michael Levin, there's some measure of luck and randomness involved in the recent streak.â†µ
The Sixers Sky May Feel Like is Falling, But It's Not - Liberty Ballersâ†µ
There's a lot of things that you can fault the Sixers for, from personnel to the coaching to the blogging. But if you don't leave room for randomness and luck, then you'll be cashing in your chips too early.
Just as in baseball, sometimes balls get through the infield and the pitcher is blamed, sometimes shots miss by a millimeter or a tipped ball goes the other way and the team is condemned for it.â†µ
The story breaks down recent and overall shooting percentages and makes the points that sometimes, shots just don't fall and sometimes, those slumps effect an entire team.â†µ
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