Initial thoughts on the stadium proposal at 10th and Market, on whether this is the best team of the Joel Embiid era, and the relationship between players and the media, specifically as it relates to the Jim Salisbury vs Nick Castellanos interaction.
James Harden's 16 fourth quarter points helped the Sixers close out Miami in Game 4, but it masked how much the Sixers struggled to get the ball to Embiid in the post down the stretch.
Joel Embiid has lost this year's MVP award to Nikola Jokic, but Embiid, Harden and the Sixers have won two straight against the Heat to even up their second-round series at 2-2.
Will Joel Embiid be cleared for tonight's Game 3? We can only wait and see. Injury updates, Kyle Lowry's probable return, thoughts on Jordan and Reed defending the pick-and-roll and more as we get ready for tonight's pivotal Game 3.
We can talk about X's and O's and James Harden and the Sixers' center rotation until we're blue in the face, but if the Sixers want to beat the top seed in the East while playing without Joel Embiid, at some point they have to make a shot from the perimeter.
A lot went wrong in the Sixers' 106-92 Game 1 loss to Miami, but one area they had success in was utilizing their zone defense to disrupt Miami's offense. Can that carry over to Game 2 and beyond?
DeAndre Jordan was named the starter in place of the injured Joel Embiid, the Sixers got destroyed on the defensive glass and shot just 6-34 from deep as they fell to Miami 106-92 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semis.
While the Sixers' dreadful offensive showing received much of the attention for the loss in Game 5, the defense was putrid too.