The Philadelphia 76ers are back in action going against the Toronto Raptors. The 76ers continue to work hard as a united, even with the big trade accusation. With James Harden and PJ Brown heading to the LA Clippers, the 76ers would get a nice little bundle in return. A 2028 unprotected first-round pick, additional first from a 3rd team, 2nd round picks, pick swap, Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Nic Matum, and KJ Martin.
A lot of moving parts in the last few days. However, this wouldn’t distract the 76ers from the task at hand. Toronto Raptors are coming off a massive win against the Milwaukee Bucks in last night’s game and coming into South Philly with a little bit of an edge. They are looking to get some payback from Saturday’s loss. However, with the 76ers being short-staffed for the night, this gave Furkan Korkmaz a big-time opportunity to earn quiet playing time. He made the most of it—10 points in 22 minutes with 3 steals and one block. Furkan Korkmaz had a fantastic drive to the basket that opened some eyes.
Tobias Harris was a huge part of making the right opportunities as he put up 23 points, 7 defensive rebounds, and 3 steals. He would make a big impact in the first quarter, finding teammates Tyreese Maxey and De’Anthony Melton open on the perimeter, getting aggressive to the rack, drawing fouls, and scoring in transition. Tobias Harris was creating spacing from three-point land. Tobias Harris did a great job on defense as well. Did a great job in one-on-one coverage or zone defense. Tobias Harris caused a lot of problems for the Raptors on offense.
South Philly is Embiids Playground
Joel Embiid yet again turned South Philly into his playing ground, causing havoc in the paint, drawing the three-on-one defenders from the Toronto Raptors. Embiid was still able to complete the drive to the rim. When it looked like things were getting tough for the reigning MVP. He would dish out to someone on the perimeter or underneath the net. He gets his teammates a lot of spacing on the floor, causing many issues for the Toronto Raptors. Joel Embiid would finish the net with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Joel Embiid’s next biggest challenge comes Saturday at 1 p.m. against the Phoenix Suns.
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.