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.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.