There are a handful of reasons to be excited if you are a Philadelphia 76ers fan. For the first time since 2001, the Sixers will part of the league’s Christmas Day schedule. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric will take to the Madison Square Garden court to oppose the New York Knicks. The holiday event is scheduled for noon and will be broadcast by ESPN. If Embiid, Simmons, Saric and Markelle Fultz can stay healthy for the majority of this year’s campaign this Sixers troupe has a chance to not just grow into a good group they have the talent to be one of the eight postseason clubs from the Eastern Conference. 2017-18 NBA Total Regular Season Wins: Sixers young but…
In addition to playing on Christmas Day at the world’s most famous arena the Sixers will play host to the Boston Celtics in London, England. Philadelphia has a pre-Thanksgiving weekend contest against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Wells Fargo Center. And the local fan base obviously can’t wait to welcome the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball to the City of Brotherly Love that is scheduled to be a TNT feature affair on December 7.
NBA.com reported that Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale told the league’s official website after the Griz squared off in a preseason contest against the Sixers and rookie Simmons. “Oh my God,” he said. “I don’t want to see that for the next 15 years. That kid … they’re not talking about him enough.”
Sure, there will be growing pains for the Sixers this season. The 19-year old Fultz opened his Sixers debut against the Grizzlies by scoring four points on 2-for-13 shooting. The overall No #1 pick made his first shot, then missed 10 straight. NBA.com wrote that teammate Mike Conley Jr. called the rough opening game “a stage” all NBA rooks go through.
Again, the Sixers are young but are talent rich and should be over-the-top exciting to television chase this season.
2017-18 NBA Total Regular Season Wins: Sixers young but…
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