The 8-4 76ers hope to sweep the mini-series against the 4-5 Heat on Thursday night.
Here are the essentials:
- When: 7:00 pm with Sixers Pregame Live at 6:15 pm
- where: Wells Fargo Center
- broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
- live: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and MyTeams app
Here are three storylines worth watching:
Stay relatively young (for now)
Multiple reports on Wednesday indicated that the 76ers were one of James Harden’s two finalists, and James Harden has now officially become the Nets thanks to the Brooklyn, Rockets, Cavaliers and Pacers trades. Shams Charania of Competitive Sports reported Wednesday night that the 76ers had made offers that included Ben Simmons, Matisse Tibble and a draft compensation.
Leaving aside the issue of the compensation draft provided by the 76ers, one of the main gains of Wednesday̵
There are many other relevant considerations, but it is worth noting that Simmons is 24 years old and Thybulle is 23 years old. Harden (Harden) is 31 years old this year, and has renewed his two seasons, and has player options in 2022-23. Even in the case of poor health this season, his physical condition and physical condition throughout his career are very reliable. However, if the 76ers make a Harden deal, the urgency of winning the game now will obviously increase. Of course, the whole purpose of reaching a deal is to improve the team’s short-term chances.
The 76ers are flexible and have many options to enter the March 25 trading deadline. The team has most of the taxpayer mid-level exceptions, as well as the $8.2 million transaction in the Al Horford-Danny Green transaction.
Bradley Beal (Bradley Beal) is another star that offers a high level of perimeter scoring, and Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reports that the 76ers are interested in him.
Reinforcement for the 76ers?
There seems to be no short NBA injury report these days.
However, some key 76ers are listed as possible on Wednesday night, which is undoubtedly good news for the team.
This is the full injury report of the 76ers:
- Outing, health and safety regulations: Seth Curry, Vincent Poirier
- Left adductor muscle tension: Furkan Korkmaz
- Possible health and safety regulations: Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle, Terrance Ferguson
- Possible back tightness: Joel Embiid
- Possible swelling of the left knee: Ben Simmons
For health and safety reasons, eight Heat players are still listed as knockouts. Meyers Leonard (left shoulder strain) was listed as suspicious, and Gabe Vincent (right knee soreness) was listed as possible.
Embiid’s “big believer”
Out of full respect for Precious Achiuwa and Chris Silva, this game was not Embiid’s best result in the 76ers’ overtime victory over Miami on Tuesday night.
Nevertheless, it is still difficult to overestimate his performance. His defensive impact is obvious, but Embiid scored high at the beginning of the season. He shot 38.7% from three-pointers, 86% from free throws, and 135.0 points per 100 shots. According to the statistics of “Clean Glass”, the final number is second only to Seth Curry and Dwight Howard, second only to the 76ers, which is very remarkable, because Embiid easily leads the team usage rate.
Howard was impressed, although not surprised.
Howard said on Tuesday: “I’m really proud of Joel and his performance this year.” “I am a big believer in him. I think he has the potential to become one of the greatest big men of all time. This is really in him. , How bad he wants it to be. I just want to be with him and push him because I really believe in him. Tonight he showed his ability and what he can do throughout his career. We just need to continue Trust him, he must continue to trust us, as he has been saying, trust the process-because this is a process.
“It takes time to become a great person. I’m very satisfied with the game tonight. He did a great job. He hit some big guys, stopped defensively, and tackled big steals. He did well overall. I’m very happy to see For the success he has achieved in his career so far, I just hope that he will continue to believe in and push himself.”