76ers schedule announced
We have an official lineup of the 8 remaining 76ers regular-season games left when play resumes in Disney starting July 30th. The Battle for LA and Jazz/Pelicans will be the league’s first games played, while the Sixers will return on August 1st, here is a full list of their schedule:
Game 1: August 1st vs the Indiana Pacers (7:00 PM EST)
Game 2: August 3rd vs the San Antonio Spurs (8:00 PM EST)
Game 3: August 5th vs the Washington Wizards (4:00 PM EST)
Game 4: August 7th vs the Orlando Magic (6:30 PM EST)
Game 5: August 9th vs the Portland Trailblazers (6:30 PM EST)
Game 6: August 11th vs the Phoenix Suns (4:30 PM EST)
Game 7: August 12th vs the Toronto Raptors (6:30 PM EST)
Game 8: August 14th vs the Houston Rockets (Time TBD)
According to ESPN, the 76ers will have the 2nd easiest schedule out of the 22 teams. Before the season was halted their strength of schedule rank was the same. This looks like an absolute cakewalk as the Sixers will prep for the playoffs and fight to gain a top 4 seed in the East which hopefully won’t be difficult. The Raptors seem to be the Sixers’ toughest competition in the East while the Rockets will be their toughest challenge in the west. These matchups shouldn’t bode much of an issue for Philadelphia and I could see them likely going around 5-3 with chances to improve on that if the rust is shaken early.
So set your calendars people, 35 days until the Sixers will tipoff for the first time in months. At the time of their game, it will have been 143 days since they will have played. But as we near closer to that date the excitement will only continue to build.