Lawrence: Sixers Can Regain Home Court Advantage
The Sixers are in Miami, Florida for Game Three of their First Round NBA Playoffs series with the Heat after losing home court advantage in Game 2. But only three Playoff teams during the 2017-18 season have a worse home court record than the Miami Heat at 26-15: the Milwaukee Bucks (25-16), the Washington Wizards (23-18), and the New Orleans Pelicans (24-17). On the road this season, the Sixers are shooting 37.8 Percent from Three Point Range which is higher than their average for the season (36.9%).
SiriusXM NBA Radio Host and Forbes NBA Columnist Mitch Lawrence joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday and discussed why he is not worried about the Sixers heading to Miami for Game Three of this series:
“It’s not Oklahoma City, it’s not the old Sacramento crowd, you can go into Miami and win – All of a sudden after winning 17 straight games, there goes the home court advantage down the drain but (Sixers) can regain that because Miami is not a tough place to play. Not a raucous, venomous crowd at all, I’ve been there a million times and I’d say out of all the home court advantages (in the NBA) that’s one of the least effective I have seen.”
Checkout what Lawrence had to say about Joel Embiid, Dwyane Wade, and more on the 2018 NBA Playoffs