History seems to be repeating itself in Philadelphia right now. The 76ers are ending their campaign in an almost identical way to how they started it. Not many wins, but a lot of draft presence. However, it’s not all the same as breakout star Nerlens Noel suffered a right ankle sprain in the fourth during last nights 119-90 loss to the Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center.
The incident occurred when trying to add another member of the NBA to his ever-growing block list. Unfortunately as he came down he landed on the foot of Will Bynum. To add insult to injury, Washington shot 65.3 percent from the field, a franchise record. Making the Sixers once again look like college players.
It’s a really unfortunate incident, and it it may reduce the Sixers to an even more disappointing streak. The team started the season with 17 consecutive defeats and now has its second-longest losing streak.
However there were a few positives to take from the game. Jason Richardson was not only in the lineup but also had a good night of shooting. He hit a three pointer before letting out a huge smile, something I’m sure many fans would have replicated. You could tell he was elated to be back on the court hitting threes again.
Robert Covington also had an extremely successful night, hitting 27 points on 11 shots. An exceedingly efficient game compared to a few of his more recent ones!
The Sixers need to rebuild their walls fast as a Chicago Bulls team are ready to end their season on a high as we enter the final three.