In the first career matchup between Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid, the point goes to KAT. Embiid finished with 10 points and 10 assists, while Towns had 25 and 10 with 2 blocks. Andrew Wiggins showed off as well, scoring 35 points, grabbing 10 boards, and missing only 6 of his 20 shots. The Sixers continued their 600+ day streak of not winning two games in a row. It was ugly.
But there were some bright spots. Here are some highlights (and I’m sorry but there are some real lowlights in there too):
As an added bonus, we were treated to two announcers who aren’t incredibly familiar with the Sixers. One great (Kevin Harlan) and one not (Reggie Miller). They obsessed over the fact that Embiid fell once and then Harlan offered an insane mispronunciation of Saric:
The Sixers are back at it on Saturday night against the Suns, and Sisyphus is still pushing that boulder up the hill.