Cover Photo Courtesy: The Philadelphia Inquirer
By: Kareem Rahman @kblack_yb932
What did you think? Were you impressed with your new look 76ers after last night’s blowout win? Me, personally, I think it’s too early to tell yet. But, the one thing you can see already is that James Harden simply being out there on the floor, opens up lots of open shots for everyone. And Harden is more than willing to dish the rock to the open man. All-in-all, I like our chances coming out of the East. I still say Milwaukee is the biggest obstacle standing in between the 76ers and a NBA championship berth.
Harden dropped 27 points, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds in his 76er debut. Joel Embiid led the way with 34 points and 10 rebounds, as the 76ers went on to spank the Minnesota Timberwolves 133-102 last night. (Friday)
Karl-Anthony Townes led the way for Minnesota with 25 points, and D’Angelo Russel dropped 21-points for the losers. The 76ers are currently in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Tobias Harris only had 6 points for the 76ers in the win, but many people watching the game, including the Associated Press, believe Harris’ defense was the cause of Karl-Anthony Townes’ poor performance last night.
The 76ers have won 4 out of their last 5 games. Philly hopes to keep the positive results coming Sunday, When they head to New York to play the first of a home-and-home series against the struggling Knicks.