Sixers Embarrassed in Cleveland
The Sixers lost tonight in embarrassing fashion to the last place Cavs 108-94.
Before writing this article, I thought about the best way to go about it. I thought for sure we were going to win this game. I thought this was going to be an easy road win. I was for certain that Joel Embiid was going to dominate like he did on Monday night and then do it again tomorrow night at home against the Knicks. But instead: Joel Embiid gets hurt with a minute left in the 1st quarter and the Sixers never recovered.
The biggest thing I noticed tonight was the organizational failure to surround Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid with a supporting cast that could, at the very least, carry the weight when they are both out against the last-place Eastern Conference Cleveland Cavaliers.
After shooting a few texts to the TMR group chat – my opinion quickly changed. Cohost of TMR – Kevin DiPasquale had a whole different outlook.
We are done with the organizational talk, this team doesn’t deserve that conversation. Compete. That’s it.
The Sixers moved around the court with no intensity or purpose tonight. How many times can five players on a professional basketball team just stand around and look at the player handling the ball while said ball handler stands there looking at a coach screaming at him from the sideline – clearly confused on how and what to execute?
At this point in the NBA Season, each team knows where they stand. The good teams know they’re good. The bad teams know they’re bad.
And the Sixers are…
- Al Horford: 4-10 from the floor. Terrible.
- Tobias Harris 4-13 from the floor. Terrible.
- J-Rich 4-12 from the floor. Terrible.
The only bright spot was Shake Milton who went 8-14 from the floor (4-6 from three) 20 points. Yes, Shake Milton was the only bright spot. You read that correctly.
Who knows where we go from here. The dark days are upon us.
Josh Richardson was asked by @SerenaWinters biggest thing Sixers need to correct before tomorrow nights game
Then Josh walked off pic.twitter.com/VoTVvQTJMI
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) February 27, 2020
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