Prime Time win for the Sixers!!
When the lights are on at home this year and against the top teams in the NBA, the Sixers answer the door!! With the Sixers under a lot of pressure and mounting frustrations are permeating the team, the Sixers showed what they are capable of doing when everything falls into place. It started with head coach Brett Browns decision to start Furkan Korkmaz in place of Al Horford and it continued with their overall play. They got balanced scoring from their starters and Ben Simmons registered his second consecutive triple double!! This time Ben Simmons triple double was the real deal!! Despite Korkmaz going 0-5 and not scoring a point in his starting roll, the team looked like they were all on the same page and competed with purpose!! The Clippers own the third best record in the western conference and the Sixers, owners of the best home record in the NBA (25-2) needed to prove to themselves and their critics that they can put it together and play the kind of basketball that we expect. This was a statement win by a team who needed it like a shot of adrenaline to a horse! Maybe.. just maybe this is the shot or win that convinces the players that they are truly able to work together and jell on and off the court. I hope we are starting to see what we all know the Sixers are capable of doing!! How much fun would that be?