Sports Talk with Brodes: Sixers Snap Road Losing Streak in Sacramento
The Philadelphia Sixers snap their nine-game road losing streak by beating the Sacramento Kings. It's impressive how this team is playing without their three starters in terms of competing, hustling, and giving maximum effort every night.
Maybe the players know they're fighting for playoff minutes when everyone returns healthy.
Do you want to hear something you haven't heard in awhile? Al Horford was the man tonight! He recorded 18 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. He was also +41!
Tobias Harris had a super aggressive first half, he finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds. Shake Milton tallied 20 points.
This was a full team effort as Raul Neto made big buckets in the third quarter along with Alec Burks down the stretch.
Mike Scott played well and even logged minutes at the five position. He has been shooting the ball better as of late and hopefully he can keep his confidence. Scott getting back into the rotation is something the 76ers can utilize in the playoffs.
The Kings continued to make runs, but the Sixers had the answers every time. Philadelphia shot 49% from the field and 45.9% from three.
The game is completely different without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons as they are spread out more offensively and chuck up a ton of threes. Defensively it hasn't been the same considering smaller lineups are in play.
Regardless, grabbing this victory is huge because now the possibility of a 2-2 road trip without three starters is possible. To make that happen, they'll need to find a way to beat the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night with Steph Curry back.