Sports Talk with Brodes: Sixers Show Fight, But Fall to the Clippers
The Philadelphia Sixers fought hard against the Los Angeles Clippers, but once Josh Richardson left the game in the second quarter with a nose contusion, they were overpowered by skill.
It wasn't their fault that they didn't have enough to compete with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and the rest of the Clippers due to their injuries.
Shake Milton was phenomenal and truly remarkable. He finished with 39 points and he drilled threes, went hard to the rack, and provided so much energy for the Sixers. He tied an NBA record for most consecutive three-pointers hit with 13.
Tobias Harris was second in scoring for the 76ers with 25 points, Alec Burks had run off the bench, and that's about it. Maybe Mike Scott deserves a nod for knocking down a few threes after his abysmal season to this point?
There is nobody to blame when the squad is without Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Richardson.
The team played with heart and passion and it is possible to be satisfied by that. Although, it still is a brutal loss in the standings based off of needing that fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.
But how can you be pissed off? You need talent to win in this league and they ran out of steam due to running out of bodies.
Furkan Korkmaz got abused all night long defensively and Al Horford fouled out. He was having trouble on the defensive side big time. The stat sheet after the game was kind to him as he recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.