For once, the Sixers might be facing a team in a worse position than they are.
Not record wise of course, but the 14-16 Nuggets have lost four straight at home and seven straight overall. This is the Nuggets longest losing streak in 11 years. The Sixers won their last contest on the road, after not winning a road contest in almost two months. The Nuggets are looking to ring in the new year with a victory against one of the worst road teams in the NBA.
The last time these two teams played, on December 7th, the Nuggets won 103-92. However, two pivotal pieces of both teams were notably missing from the lineups. That would be Ty Lawson for the Nuggets and Michael Carter-Williams for our Sixers. Last time, Nate Robinson and Tony Wroten stepped up admirably in their absence. Both players had 20 points for their respective teams.
Tonight, Ty Lawson and Michael Carter-Williams are both in the lineup. I’m extremely excited to watch these two players battle each other. I’m also excited to watch Nate Robinson and Tony Wroten go at it again. In a way, both players are the same type of player. The funny thing, is that Wroten and Robinson are actually cousins, so it almost makes sense that they play the same type of way. Energetic, off the wall, not always efficient, but extremely exciting to watch.
Denver is on a losing streak, but that could play either good or bad for the Sixers. Either Denver is going to come out like a team that’s lost seven straight, or a team that hungry for a victory. The Nuggets don’t really have an identity, while the Sixers..well they don’t really have an identity either.
Side note. I played with the Sixers in 2K14 online yesterday and lost by 28 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Twenty. Eight. Points. I gave up threes all over the place and couldn’t make a shot to save my life. I think that game made me realize how bad the Sixers really are.
Will the Sixers win?
I don’t think so. With Ty Lawson back in the lineup and Nate Robinson coming off the bench as a spark plug, I don’t see the Sixers pulling this one out. After losing seven in a row, the Nuggets are going to want this one bad. Especially at home and against one of the worst road teams in the NBA. Sixers lose, 115-100. At least there will be a lot of points scored, right?
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