The Philadelphia 76ers continue on their extended road vacation tonight in Colorado, the place they will be hosted by the 28-18 Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena.
So considerably, the Sixers are 3-1 on this street vacation, defeating the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Lakers. They dropped by 10 on Saturday evening to the Los Angeles Clippers and now journey to encounter another group at the leading of the Western Conference standings in the Nuggets.
There is however no Joel Embiid — whilst with the staff returning property this weekend, it’s not exterior the realm of possibility that he returns towards both the Minnesota Timberwolves or the Memphis Grizzlies. (We at Liberty Ballers will retain you up to day on that, of course.)
The staff will also nonetheless be without new trade acquisition George Hill. Hill is even now recovering and rehabbing from a thumb surgical treatment back in January. It is company as regular for this activity on this highway trip. It’ll be the Ben Simmons/Tobias Harris show, which has been perfectly truly worth the reruns.
Tobias Harris is obtaining just one helluva month of March. In 11 online games, Tobi is averaging 22.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.5 helps for each activity with 50/40/90 shooting splits, as his use has absent up to 26.6 in Embiid’s absence.
Simmons has cooled off just a little bit soon after scoring 21 for every video game in the thirty day period of February, but he has ongoing his intense perform, offensively.
Just before the trade deadline, the discussion about the Denver Nuggets commenced and finished with Nikola Jokić, the Serbian All-Star, MVP applicant. That’s not 100% the situation any more, due to the fact the Nuggets traded for Aaron Gordon.
Is Gordon going to have the load for Denver? Absolutely not, but Gordon in no way fairly labored as the #1 person in Orlando. (With all thanks regard to Nikola Vucevic, Gordon was the #1 when he was on the flooring.) That is not genuine in Denver where the Nuggets universe revolves around “The Joker”.
In his Nuggets debut from the Atlanta Hawks, Gordon experienced 13 points on 6-of-9 taking pictures. The trio of him, Jokić, and Jamal Murray is Quite potent, offensively, and that’s with out mentioning Michael Porter, Jr., who has been possessing a extremely strong second year in Denver.
This video game was going to be difficult even with Embiid in the lineup. Among the new piece for the Nuggets AND Embiid not taking part in, it’s likely to be an uphill climb in the Rocky Mountains for the residence squad.
Nevertheless, let’s get this dub in any case!
Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets
When: 9:00pm ET March 30, 2021
Wherever: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Look at: NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBA Tv set
Hear: 97.5 The Fanatic
Abide by: @Liberty_Ballers