The Sixers finish up their west coast back-to-back of team that used to be terrible tonight when they take on the former Philadelphia Warriors in Oakland.
Good, we can move on.
The 76ers will look for an improved effort in every statistical category there is after last nights debacle. Honestly, there is no where to go but up. The team shot 27 % on 100 shots. 30 points at halftime. It literally can’t get worse than that.
I tend to not think about Jason Richardson or Nerlens Noel when it comes to the injury report, as both are indefinite members of team street clothes. Those two excused the team in coming in healthy, so to speak. Mentally there could be some scars from 24 hours ago.
I guess we can’t move on.
Golden State comes into the contest on a bit of slide. In December and early January this team looked absolutely unstoppable going 12-2 from December 17th to January 10th. Since then Warriors have only won 5 out their last 12 games. That includes a set back suffered at the hands of Phoenix on Saturday. That loss has them half game back from the Suns in the Pacific, sitting in 3rd place.
David Lee, who has been battling a shoulder injury, will not be playing tonight for Golden State. Center Andrew Bogut will be a game time decision, but he has missed the last contest two games. Signs point he may sit tonight out.
The Sixers look in disarray, and it’s hard for me to think they can come out after last night and win this game. But they couldn’t play worse if they tried so maybe this is a rebound game. We can only hope.
Side Note: It’s Wilt Chamberlin Bobble Head Night at Oracle Arena tonight. If you don’t know why, ask your parents.