The Philadelphia 76ers receive the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at Wells Fargo Center.
Brett Brown’s team is not going through the best of times at the moment. Even though, they’re coming off two straight wins, they’re showing some chemistry issues, and their postgame interviews have not been encouraging as well, sometimes giving the impression that their coach is the one to blame for their bad results. However, they’re an incredible home team, and can reach their 25th win in 27 games in front of their fans. Joel Embiid could have a crucial role in tonight’s matchup, as Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell are not great defenders, so there’s a high chance the 25-year-old produces a monster game. On the other side, Ben Simmons will have a hard time containing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the two main players for the Clippers.
The Los Angeles Clippers have made some adjustments to their roster on the trade deadline, adding Marcus Morris, a player who can give you a great scoring game on any single night. After a beatdown to the Cleveland Cavaliers, they’ll try to replicate their performance but this time with Kawhi Leonard as well, who missed the Clippers last game due to load management. Their help defense will need to be at their best, as Embiid will feast one on one against any type of opposition that Doc Rivers present him. With players like Leonard and George helping Zubac and Harrell, the LA team is usually strong when they’re committed to team defense overall, specially against strong opposition, as it was shown in the two Lakers matchups. Patrick Beverley is the only important player set to miss tonight’s game.
The Sixers have one of the best home records in the league, but they’re not playing their best basketball of the season. On the other hand, I’m expecting a strong showing from the Clippers.
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