This has not been an easy season for the Philadelphia 76ers. They began the season with an 12-game losing streak and again find themselves in the midst of turmoil as they succumbed to the Charlotte Hornets with a 119-99 pounding at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers were still without starter Jahlil Okafor who was sidelined with a bruised shin. There is still no timetable for his return and with missing the playoffs a foregone conclusion, there is no need to rush him back.
“It’s still something that we are concerned with,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said before the game. “Concerned to the point to not putting him in a position for it continue to be sore. So we are going to be smart with it and just rest him.”
The Sixers will host Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!
The Phoenix Suns picked up just their 14th victory of the season with a 98-95 win over the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night and in the process snapped a six-game losing streak. A win tonight would be their first winning streak in over two months.
The Sixers have been led thus far by Jahlil Okafor’s 17.4 ppg and are pleased with the progress that the young star to be has made. The Sixers Brett Brown is especially pleased with Oakfor’s mid range jumper which the young rookie has been implementing as of late.
“I get upset when he doesn’t (take a shot). When he picks and pops, and has daylight separation, I want him shooting,” Brown said. ” I get most concerned when he just picks and stands. Whether he’s rolling to dunk, or rolling for a little 17 [foot] little pocket pass type shot, as long picking and moving, then good things can happen, and I think bad things happen when we’re indecisive.”
The Suns/Sixers game tips at 6pm. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Philadelphia 76ers!
After three seasons of “rebuilding” the Philadelphia 76er’s are no closer to having a title contending team then when they started the process, but, the fan base has gotten behind the team and the process. Will they keep doing so if the Sixers fall again this season?
The team is expected to suit up only nine players in the season opener against the Celtics tomorrow night and Brett Brown is promising that his squad “will be ratty offensively.” Injuries to the squad include most recently Robert Covington, Tony Wroten, Kendall Marshall, Carl Landry and Nik Stauskas.
The Sixers home season opener is this Friday against the Utah Jazz. Plenty of affordable tickets and great seat are still available so get out and help support your Philadelphia 76er’s~