Your Monday Morning Roundup
The Flyers’ already slim playoff chances got even slimmer over the weekend.
After coming off a good win over the Blackhawks on Thursday, the team had back-to-back games against division rivals. But both of them were losses.
The following day, the team played the Capitals in DC, who also lead the division. Washington got up 2-0 in the first 30 minutes and eventually held on for a 3-1 win. Jake Voracek scored the lone Flyer tally.
With six games left, I honestly hope the team throws in the towel and tanks in hopes of a lower spot. They’re officially out on earning a top three spot in the Metropolitan Division. Florida is behind by two points, while Buffalo and the Rangers are nine points back of the Flyers. The latter two teams are eliminated from playoff contention.
Here’s a look at the standings:
The Flyers host Toronto on Wednesday night.
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The Sixers thought they had an easy game against Atlanta on Saturday night. But that’s when Trae Young went off for 32 points and 11 assists, including the game-winner with 0.1 seconds left to beat the Sixers 129-127.
Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 27 points and 12 boards, while Jimmy Butler (25) and Ben Simmons (21) also scored more than 20 points. The bench did contribute more than they have in the past with 27 points, nine coming from Mike Scott.
The team continues their short southern road trip tonight at 7 PM as they take on the Orlando Magic on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Here’s a look at the Eastern Conference:
Butler wants to win games but enjoys the negativity surrounding him and the team so he can be better.
The Blue Coats’ season is over. What does that mean for Shake Milton, Zhaire Smith, and especially Haywood “Don’t call me Steve” Highsmith?
The Phillies have their Spring Training finale this afternoon as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 PM. Opening Day is Thursday.
Jerad Eickhoff was sent down to Lehigh Valley, which means the starting rotation is set with Aaron Nola, Jake Arrieta, Nick Pivetta, Zach Eflin, and Vince Velasquez.
Cure Auto Insurance rolled out a Nick Foles urinal commercial. It’s pretty damn good.
Villanova’s title defense ended in the second round with an 87-61 blowout loss to Purdue. Carsen Edwards scored 42 points for the Boilermakers.
Phil Martelli still isn’t happy with St. Joe’s firing him.
The Union got their first won of the season with a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Crew. David Accam scored twice and assisted on an Ilsinho tally.
In other sports news, Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement.
Lonzo Ball is severing ties with a co-founder from Big Baller Brand.
In the news, the Mueller Report showed there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia, but did not clear the President of obstruction of justice.
A Verizon worker was suspended after he rescued a cat.