Going The Distance, Coming Up Short

After Wednesday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans with no Joel Embiid in the starting lineup, previously, on Monday against the Los Angeles Lakers, Marcus Morris would have a huge game coming off the bench, dropping 16 and lighting things up from three-point land. Nick Nurse would try to plug and play Marcus Morris in the starting rotation. However, the Pelicans had a different story waiting.

CJ McCollum was missing some time and was hungry to return to the floor as he scored 20 points. Zion Williamson unloaded with 33 points, just a complete monster in the paint. Overall, it was a good team ball from the Pelicans. Coming up with steals, getting rebounds, and without Joel Embiid, the Pelicans did what they wanted with the Sixer’s defense. Other than Tyreese Maxey, who scored 33 points. The Philadelphia 76ers had nothing going for them. Tonight, without Joel Embiid, Tyreese Maxey, and Nic Batum, The 76ers gave Boston all they could handle—taking the Celtics down to the wire. Unfortunately, the Sixers came up short 119 to 125 against the Celtics.

Age is Just a Number

Patrick Beverley is letting his team know age is just a number. Tonight, Beverley did what the kids say in today’s world. He balled out! Patrick Beverley showed no fear of fighting for offensive and defensive rebounds. He was battle-tested in the paint. Putting up 26 points, he was finding teammates in spacing. Patrick Beverley ran both ends of the floor. He put all on the line.

Wearing The 76ers Jersey Comes with a Code of Honor

Since Robert Covington returned in a Sixers jersey, he wears it honorably. He loves the city of Philadelphia and their fanbase. He consistently gives 100 percent, not a dull moment in his game; his defense was remarkable, with five rebounds and five steals. RoCo can make it hard when he gets the Celtics in double coverage situations, forcing them to turn the ball over. Putting up 18 points from the bench was the icing on top.

Even though the 76ers lost on paper without three key players. The 76ers backups and bench gave everything they had and stepped up to the challenge.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.