Sixers Strike Down Nuggets

The reeling Denver Nuggets ( 14-8) came into the Wells Fargo Center to face the Philadelphia 76ers (18-7).

Denver, losers of 4 of their last 5 were looking to right their ship and put an end to the Sixers home winning streak of 12 games.

Jamal Murray went down with a trunk contusion midway through the first quarter and Denver had to forge ahead without one of their big guns.

The matchup everyone talked about was the Joel Embiid matching up against Nikola Jokic.

The Sixers Embiid got the better on this night and knocked down 22 points with 10 assists while holding Jokic to 15 points and seven rebounds.

As usual, Philadelphia had a balanced scoring attack with Tobias Harris posting twenty points and the white-hot, Matisse Thybule contributing another 13.

Embiid nailed two free throws with just 15.3 on the clock to boost the homeboys to their 11th win in the last 13 and increased the home win string to 13.

Denver received a 26 point effort fro Will Barton.

Philly has little time to enjoy the victory as they travel to Boston to battle the Celtics on Thursday evening.

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.



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