The Philadelphia 76ers keep on their prolonged highway trip tonight in Colorado, the place they will be hosted by the 28-18 Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena.
So significantly, the Sixers are 3-1 on this road vacation, defeating the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Lakers. They lost by 10 on Saturday night time to the Los Angeles Clippers and now journey to face a further group at the leading of the Western Conference standings in the Nuggets.
There is continue to no Joel Embiid — while with the crew returning residence this weekend, it is not exterior the realm of risk that he returns from either the Minnesota Timberwolves or the Memphis Grizzlies. (We at Liberty Ballers will maintain you up to day on that, of program.)
The crew will also even now be with no new trade acquisition George Hill. Hill is nevertheless recovering and rehabbing from a thumb surgery back again in January. It is enterprise as usual for this sport on this street vacation. It’ll be the Ben Simmons/Tobias Harris clearly show, which has been properly value the reruns.
Tobias Harris is possessing one particular helluva month of March. In 11 online games, Tobi is averaging 22.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per match with 50/40/90 shooting splits, as his use has gone up to 26.6 in Embiid’s absence.
Simmons has cooled off just a bit soon after scoring 21 for every video game in the month of February, but he has continued his aggressive participate in, offensively.
Right before the trade deadline, the dialogue about the Denver Nuggets began and ended with Nikola Jokić, the Serbian All-Star, MVP candidate. That is not 100% the case any longer, considering that the Nuggets traded for Aaron Gordon.
Is Gordon going to have the load for Denver? Unquestionably not, but Gordon hardly ever really worked as the #1 male in Orlando. (With all due respect to Nikola Vucevic, Gordon was the #1 when he was on the flooring.) That is not correct in Denver where by the Nuggets universe revolves about “The Joker”.
In his Nuggets debut versus the Atlanta Hawks, Gordon had 13 details on 6-of-9 capturing. The trio of him, Jokić, and Jamal Murray is Pretty potent, offensively, and which is devoid of mentioning Michael Porter, Jr., who has been acquiring a quite good second season in Denver.
This video game was likely to be hard even with Embiid in the lineup. Involving the new piece for the Nuggets AND Embiid not taking part in, it’s going to be an uphill climb in the Rocky Mountains for the household squad.
Nevertheless, let us get this dub anyway!
Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets
When: 9:00pm ET March 30, 2021
Where by: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Check out: NBC Sports activities Philadelphia, NBA Television
Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic
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