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After falling short against Milwaukee in their season opener, the Philadelphia 76ers bounced back last night in Toronto, defeating the Raptors 114-107.
Before the game even started, Patrick Beverley stated in a recent episode of the Pat Bev Pod that he was unafraid of any player on the Toronto Raptors. Beverley stated that none of the Toronto Raptors players are “dogs” and he wouldn’t even be scared if he was walking down a dark alley and ran into Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.
Patrick Beverley on the Pat Bev Pod: “Who’s the dog of that team? If I see Siam or Anunoby down a dark alley, I don’t feel threatened.”
The Raptors led early in the first two quarters last night and carried a three point lead into halftime before the Sixers stormed out of the locker room on a 15-2 run. The Sixers took control from there, outscoring the Raptors 35-20 in the third to earn their first win of the 2023-24 NBA season.
Yes, Beverley only played 17 minutes off the bench for the Sixers and scored just two points on 1-of-2 shooting to go along with five rebounds and two assists. However, Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey combined for 68 points while Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 points off the bench in the win.
Pat Bev can talk as much shit as he wants with Embiid and Maxey carrying the offensive load. That’s perfectly fine with me as long as the Philadelphia 76ers are winning basketball games.
Note: Siakam did not have the best night against the Sixers. He took just 8 shots and finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Anunoby sat out the contest due to injury.
Home Opener Tonight vs Portland
Tonight, the Sixers return to The Well for their 2023-24 home opener against the Portland Trailblazers.
On the second night of a back-to-back, it will be interesting to see how the Sixers hold up tonight against a new-look, young Trail Blazers team. Portland will be playing without Anfernee Simons, who averaged a career-high 21.1 points per game last year, suffered a UCL tear in his right thumb in Portland’s season opener. Simons is expected to be out for four to six weeks.