Preview: Sixers at Clippers
The Sixers will tip-off in Los Angeles this afternoon as they look to snap their 7-game losing streak on the road against the Clippers. The Sixers took down the Clippers in what was thought as a statement win at the time back on February 11th.
That was before both Embiid and Simmons were sidelined with injuries.
Kawhi Leonard and his Clippers are currently in the midst in a 3 game winning streak, gunning to take the spot of the Denver Nuggets who sit at 2nd in the Western Conference Standings.
The only thing standing in their way? The vaunted road 76ers. (9-21)
Looking To Build
Tobias Harris has the opportunity to have a “silence the haters” game. Looking to build on his 34 point outburst against the Knicks, he can change the narrative on his season if he can lead this team to a victory on the road against a quality opponent. All while probably being guarded by Kawhi Leonard or Paul George.
🎥 Solid performance from @tobias31 tonight.
34 PTS | 7 REB | 7 AST pic.twitter.com/ZFWgLPcKpg
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 28, 2020
Al Horford is coming off of one of his most complete games of the season. Stuffing the stat sheet with:
15 Points (4-4 from 3)
7 Rebounds (1 OREB)
Given it was against the Knicks, it’s fun to stay positive and see what players can build off of. The Sixers will really need Al to lead by example if we have any chance of winning this game.
Shake Milton is really starting to grow into his role as the backup point guard. He was almost perfect on the floor against the Knicks, shooting 91% including hitting all FIVE of his 3 point attempts. He will have a good test with Pat Beverly covering him, as he just held Jamal Murry to 11 points in their last game
In the absence of Ben Simmons, Shake is slithering his way into the playoff rotation has a backup point guard. And I love every second of it.
Shake Milton the last 4 games:
— The Liberty Line (@LibertyLinePHL) February 29, 2020
Keys to the Game
Starting off the season, Josh was one of our most consistent players. From his deadly pull-up mid-range game to his tenacity on defense.
Richardson was held to only 11 points while shooting 5-13 from the field (0-4 from 3) against New York. The Clippers very rarely score less than 100 points, so if he can find his stroke today in Los Angeles, the Sixers will have a very good chance at winning this game if the rest of the team picks up where they left off.
Liberty Line contributor Drew Smith investigated this baby faced assassin last night in a hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism. A gigantic key to this game will be how sluggish the team will be after ingesting 35 pounds of Popeyes.
The Clippers are currently a 13 point favorite. I’m at the point where I don’t know if I should agree or be disrespected.
Nevertheless, I am taking the Sixers +13.
This will kill me to say, but every now and then the Sixers have a lot of trouble with crafty guards.
I will take Lou Williams as the top point scorer in the game at +1600.