Link to video? Is it on the Sixers site?
Bodner posts some great stuff. They really were very active in that zone, and got away with Furk playing one of the forward positions and not giving up a boatload of offensive rebounds.
Sixers sleep walk through a 118-111 win vs. the Hornets, Embiid with a pedestrian 34 and 11, Harris with 26. Back to back tomorrow vs. Portland.
Blazers missing 5 of their rotation players tonight due to injury:
Nassir Little, who is a borderline rotation player, is out, too.
Carmello, Cov, Kanter, Hood will all have to play 30+ minutes.
Not sure this will make me finally buy the Blazers' mini-package. This would be Game 6 of 15, still a pretty good deal ($34.99) but I'd still rather watch the Sixers or the Flyers (for now I'm content w/ national game in both cases).
(Well, that wasn't worth paying for but not for the reason I thought.)
Stinker tonight. Lost to a crippled Blazers team, played lousy defense all night, and over-used Joel on offense to the detriment of the rest of the team. Got killed on the boards and lost the turnover battle, leading to about 15 extra possessions for the Blazers. Just a stinky, stinky game.
not having Ben Simmons has a big impact as well...
But not having Simmons should have been more than offset by Dame, CJ, and Nurkic being out for the Blazers (+ 3 more).
Lots of fans are calling it an NBA trap game/schedule loss; maybe they're right.
An interesting lesson for the Sixers that it was just as hard to win w/o Simmons as w/o Embiid. But yeah, you can't lose by double digits at home to that Blazers roster, even w/o Ben and back-to-back.
Agree...they've lost a couple of these games so far.
Durant and Irving out against the sixers.
Why is Irving out? I know Durant is in the protocol, but I didn't hear about Irving. Given the way the Sixers play, they're more likely to lose to teams not a full strength, though.
Harden can do the scoring for Brooklyn pretty much by himself...
Sixers win with the game turning on Simmons being switched to defend harden...harden had 24 at the time of the switch and ended and ended the game with 26.
Atlantic said sprained right index finger coming out of the Toronto game.
Sixers lose their 3rd in a row but Ben Simmons had his best game as a pro...pretty hard to score 40+ with no three pointers.That version of simmons is an elite player just need to figure out how to do that with embiid on the floor.
Sixers win tonight again with Ben out, Embiid with a great game, 50pt 17rb.
To put Embiid's game into perspective, the last Sixer to post those numbers (50 pts, 15+ rebounds) was Wilt.
Sixers will need to add something to their second unit if they are going to be successful...they are getting killed.
Morey was on 97.5 talking about this. He said it doesn't make sense to upgrade the 9th or 10th guy on the team since in the playoffs most teams only go 8 deep. (Unless you can get the upgrade essentially for free). He said he was looking at moves to upgrade the "top 8" but none might be available.
Our top 8 probably looks like this when healthy:
SimmonsCurryGreenTobiasJoelShakeMatisse or Furk? Howard ?
I think he would be looking to upgrade Furk to a good point guard who can shoot for the second unit (Lowry (starting but running the second unit)? Hill?) and getting a stretch 5 to replace Howard (Bjelica? Tucker?). Who knows, though.