PHI vs DEN NBA 2020-21
Sunday, January 10, 2021 01:30 AM
With Simmons (now 24) and Embiid (turning 27 in March), the ceiling is high and it wouldn’t be a complete shock to ascertain the Sixers representing the Eastern Conference within the Finals. This is often a team that, despite its issues last season, had some impressive wins (at home) over the simplest teams within the league. Just a healthy and in-shape Embiid who operates within the paint quite he does outside would make this a far better team than it had been last season. But there are a couple of contenders at the highest of the East and most of them don’t have as many questions on fit, chemistry and consistency. Seeing how the personnel and training changes manifest themselves on the ground will make the Sixers a desirable team to observe once more .
The 2020 bubble odyssey only enhanced Denver’s confidence and knowledge , and there’s a legitimate chance that Porter seems to be the Nuggets’ third star. His next steps affect the prospects for several players this season, with Denver also looking to mitigate losses on the defensive end from the departures of Plumlee, Craig and Grant. Most pundits won’t favor the Nuggets within the ultra-competitive West. But it’s likely they’ll be right there within the mix when the dust clears if Porter shines in his new role, Jokic and Murray continue their production and key reserves like Barton, Morris, and Green remain reliable contributors.
Philadelphia76ers: W – 9, L – 2
DenverNuggets: W – 5, L – 6