Sixers Best Warriors, 115-104

In an emotional evening at the Wells Fargo Center, Joel Embiid made a triumphant return after a nine game absence to post 24 points in leading Philadelphia (31-17) over the Golden State Warriors (10-36) on Tuesday evening.

Embiid requested the permission of former Sixer, Bobby Jones to wear his retired number 24 as a tribute to Kobe Bryant.

The Sixers took warm ups with each player wearing either number 24 or number 8. Bryant’s numbers during his career.

Following a league trend, the teams took an eight second back court violation and a 24 second shot clock violation.

Sixers fans were on edge as the lowly Warriors hung tight with the home team.

Embiid kick started a 9-0 run to begin the final quarter and Al Horford (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Shake Milton (12 points) each connected on clutch back to back threes to give the Sixers a 16 point lead.

Ben Simmons continued to hold a hot hand with a 17 point night.

Simmons paid his own tribute by having Mamba Forever and RIP Gigi on his sneakers.

D’Angelo Russell led the Warriors and all scorers with a 28 point game.

Golden State has now lost four straight while Philadelphia has won 6 of 7 and improves to an unworldly, 22-2 at the friendly confines of the Wells Fargo Center.

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.