Brooklyn Nets will be in Philly Wednesday on second night of a back-to-back
In what is now the most anticipated game of the 2021 season, the Brooklyn Nets will head to Philadelphia on Wednesday night on the second leg of a back-to-back. The game will be a battle for first place in the Eastern Conference. The 76ers currently hold a half-game lead on the Nets after destroying the Dallas Mavericks last night.
The Nets, Timberwolves game that was originally scheduled to be played on Monday night, has been rescheduled for 3pm central time today. After the police shooting that resulted in the death of Daunte Wright, the game was postponed due to civil unrest in Minnesota. Wild and Twins games were also postponed.
The Nets were originally supposed to play every other day starting last Saturday at home against the Lakers. Thanks to the postponement, they were stuck with two days off to precede a road back-to-back while the Sixers have the day off today to travel back to Philadelphia.
The season series is tied at 1-1 and this will be the third and final time the two teams play during the regular season. It looks like the Nets will be without James Harden and likely Kyrie Irving, who’s taking what is now very common for him, “personal days.”
Although this gives the 76ers a clear advantage tomorrow night, I don’t like it. I would rather face a healthy Nets team on normal rest to see what all of the hype is about. Looks like we’ll have to wait until the Eastern Conference Finals.
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