It’s unclear whether Tracy McGrady, Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace and/or Chris Wilcox have vowed to fight to the last drop of blood, but the Gang of Five did miss this morning’s Pistons shootaround, and while nobody’s calling anybody a contaminated little maggot on the radio or threating to sign an “epic” 10-show deal with HBO, it’s likely that the quintet will miss tonight’s road contest in Philadelphia.
So I’m putting $110 to win $100 tonight on the 76ers to thump what’s left of Detroit tonight at home, by more than the 10.5 points they’re giving.
If neither San Antonio nor Philly comes through, I’m 0-3 and down to $5 by the end of the evening. Which will make it time for an infusion of a new hypothetical $500 (not a do-over–I’ll still be $495 underwater and looking to rally, should that happen).
But I’ll jump off that bridge when I come to it. Go Sixers.