After splitting the first two games at home, the Sixers will travel to Atlanta with the goal of taking control of the series. The Hawks had a 24-18 record at home this season and won both of their home playoff games against the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. The Sixers will appear […]Read more "What to Watch for in Sixers vs Hawks: Game Three"
Last night, the Sixers put on a clinic, beating the Hawks by nearly 20 points to tie the series up 1-1. One of the biggest reasons the team was able to bounce back after a sluggish start to the series was their vaunted defensive efforts against Hawks star Trae Young. Young, who scorched the Sixers […]Read more "Did the Sixers Discover the Secret to Negating Trae Young?"
As the Philadelphia 76ers head into Game 2 of their Second Round Playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, the team has a major issue on it’s hands in the way of a supremely-talented 22-yea-old PG. Thankfully, Matisse Thybulle may hold the keys to the solution. Trae Young has stepped up his game in the playoffs. […]Read more "Is Matisse Thybulle the key to stopping Trae Young?"
The old saying goes “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”, and after an unexpected loss in Game 1 the Sixers should do exactly that with their starting five. The Philadelphia 76ers best lineup all season long has been their starting 5, and it was the best lineup on Sunday. All five Sixers starters had […]Read more "Sixers would be wise to avoid making changes to the starting five"
The Sixers bench has been a topic of conversation throughout the course of the season. Finding talented role players to compliment Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons has been a struggle over the past few seasons and it was exciting to see a change in this regard. The roster overturns prior to the season have been […]Read more "Why the Sixers need to say goodbye to the All-Bench unit"
Game One is now in the books as the Sixers suffered a 128-124 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks were exactly as expected and a 35-point performance and barrage of other three-pointers ultimately sunk the Sixers’ chances. Against what is usually a stingy Philadelphia defense, the Hawks made it look easy to make the […]Read more "Sixers fall short of a deep comeback and fall to Hawks in series opener"
The Sixers are just moments away from tipping off against the Atlanta Hawks and will go into the game with a huge boost of momentum. All-star Center Joel Embiid is reportedly set to return to the lineup (per Adrian Wojnarowski). Embiid had been playing some of the best ball of his career prior to tearing […]Read more "Sixers All-star Joel Embiid set to return for series opener against Atlanta"
Matisse Thybulle has been a defensive anchor for the Sixers during the playoffs. He’ll have to keep up that impressive streak against Atlanta. There were a ton of positives to take away from the Sixers’ first-round victory over the Wizards. Advancing following a near sweep of the inferior Wizards, Philly looked fluid on both sides of […]Read more "Sixers Need Matisse Thybulle to Continue To Shine Defensively"
The Sixers are set to face off against the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the playoffs. How will they adjust without Joel Embiid? The Philadelphia 76ers were forced to do battle without the services of the mighty Joel Embiid. Still nursing a slightly torn meniscus, an injury he sustained in Game 4 against […]Read more "With Joel Embiid Sidelined, Sixers Offense Will Have to Remain Creative"
Otherwise even-keeled, criticism regarding Ben Simmons has been the one thing that has fired up Doc Rivers with the media this season. Since taking the reins in Philadelphia, Doc Rivers has proved to be the right man for the job. He has pressed all the right buttons on players, and it is tough to argue that he […]Read more "A Look into Doc Rivers’ Continued Defense of Ben Simmons"