No Embiid. No Butler. No win.
With two of their top three guys out Saturday night against Denver, it would be a tall task to upset the Nuggets on the road. They didn’t, as Nikola Jokic recorded 32 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists for his seventh triple-double of the season in a 126-110 Sixer loss.
JJ Redick led the Sixers with 22 points while Corey Brewer, who’s on another 10-day deal, put up 20. Ben Simmons put up a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
But some of the newer faces made a small impact in the loss. Shake Milton scored a career-high 11 points and was the only player with a + rating (+3), if you care about that kind of stuff whatsoever. Landry Shamet had eight points, while Furkan Korkmaz had seven.
Up next is a trip to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. LA might not have LeBron James, but the Sixers could still be without Butler because of his wrist injury.
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Start your week off with a brand new edition of the Crossing Broadcast.
The Flyers return from their bye week and the All-Star break tonight as they host the Winnipeg Jets at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia and nationally on NBCSN.
The team brought Carter Hart back up, but also recalled forward Mikhail Vorobyev. Dale Weise was officially loaned to the Phantoms.
Claude Giroux enjoyed his All-Star break in San Jose and helped the Metropolitan team win the All-Star 3-on-3 games.
Chris Long discussed a ton of issues in his interviews last week, including the Carson Wentz story and if he’ll return to play football in 2019.
In college hoops, Penn defeated St. Joe’s 78-70 and won the Big 5 for the first time since the 2001-02 season. It was also the first time since 2012-13 that someone other than Villanova won the Big 5.
Speaking of Nova, they took care of Seton Hall 80-52 yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center.
Temple lost a 14-point lead in the second half to Cincinnati in a 72-68 loss. The Bearcats pulled down 46 rebounds.
Drexel’s comeback fell just short in a one-point loss to Delaware.
In other sports news, Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans.
Here’s where to bet on the Super Bowl in New Jersey.
Former St. Joe’s Prep head coach and current Temple assistant Gabe Infante was name the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year.
The NHL All-Star Game and NFL Pro Bowl provided real-time player tracking.
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy did a dumb thing.
In the news, the iconic 30th Street Station flip board was removed.
The US and the Taliban have agreed to framework a peace deal. Also the government is back open.