The Sixer Sense Podcast returns on the heels of a two-game losing streak by the Philadelphia 76ers. Both losses came without Joel Embiid and against quality opponents in the New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics. However, do Lucas Johnson and Jonathan Geib think the losses exposed some of the Sixers' weaknesses?
Earlier this week though, the Sixers entered the record books, the LeBron James record books. A 138-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers handed LeBron the worst loss of his career and South Philly was rocking for this game. Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey showed up with 30 and 31 points, respectively, and Patrick Beverly brought the intensity off the bench. Marcus Morris Sr. also impressed and gave the bench a new dynamic look by knocking down threes and stretching the floor.
Against the Pelicans, Embiid sat out and the lack of size in the Sixers lineup was taken advantage of. Zion Williamson and Jonas Valanciunas scored 52 points combined, likely all in the paint. For all the talk of having too many centers this summer, the Sixers frontcourt depth is a big concern. Starting Morris at center should not even be considered going forward.
Closing out the week, the Sixers headed to Boston and the day of the game Embiid and Maxey were both ruled out with an illness. Once that news came in, there were little expectations that the Sixers had a chance in this game. The team did lose, but the players that were on the court gave it their all. Shout out Pat Bev for putting up 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. He was all over the floor and gave the Sixers an unexpected offensive production.
Lucas and Jonathan close out the podcast with a discussion about a recent Hoops Hype article that ranked Allen Iverson as the second-best NBA player in history 6 feet tall or shorter. Can you guess who was ranked first? Do the guys agree with this list? Give the most recent podcast an episode below!
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