Philly went on to lose that game to the Toronto Raptors, and treated defense as an entirely optional aspect of basketball. Which means it’s time once again to ask: Will the dysfunction of the Philadelphia 76ers ever end?!
Kidding aside, it’s still just October, and it’s OK for teams to take a little while to find themselves; it’s not like anyone is running away with the league’s top record at this point.
But a second loss in a row to the Raptors, and a 1-5 record, will definitely lead to more questions and hand-wringing. And as a Raptors fan... well, that sounds like it would be incredibly entertaining and fun to watch from afar — so let’s make it happen, team!
On the injury front, the Sixers are currently listing Joel Embiid as questionable with a sore knee; Otto Porter is out for the Raps for personal reasons. Otherwise, both teams look clear!
Where to Watch:
Sportset, 7:30pm ET
Toronto – Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., O.G. Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam
Philadelphia – Tyrese Maxey, James Harden, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid
Toronto – Otto Porter Jr. (personal – out)
Philadelphia – Joel Embiid (knee – questionable)