Opportunity Blown. Sixers Remain Frustrating on Road

Not since the 2000-2001 season have the Philadelphia 76ers swept all four games against the Boston Celtics.

It won’t happen this season either with Boston (33-15) cruising against a lackluster (31-19)76ers, 116-95.

If someone were to ask “what does a bad game look like?” One would simply need to show the Philadelphia performance in this one.

It didn’t figure to be the way it was as Boston was missing Kemba Walker.

How bad was it you ask…Philly was 7 for 33 from long range. Joel Embiid committed four turnovers and, at one point was 1 for 11 from the field.

Shake Milton who was lights out in the past few games had his lights turned off with a 11 point night and a 1 for 4 from three point land.

Furkan Korkmaz scored 14 while Ben Simmons attempted to carry the load with a 23 point contest.

Embiid finished with an anemic 11 points.

The Celtics got double digit nights from five players including Jayson Tatum with 25, Marcus Smart 16, Brad Wanamaker with 15 and Semi Ojeley’s 11.

Jaylen Brown led Boston with a big 32 point game.

The game marked the first time since he became a Sixer, Al Horford faced his former team.

A back story that went on was a playful back and forth between Horford and former teammate, Marcus Smart.

Each player made a gesture to the other during the action. Neither seemed to be more than friendly “taunting”.

Philadelphia is hanging on the sixth spot in the playoff race and need to right their road ship.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.