Who: Philadelphia 76ers (38-25) at Golden State Warriors (14-49)
When: 5:30 p.m. PT
TV: ABC and WatchESPN
Steph Curry returned to the Warriors on Thursday, and the results were dazzling.
Unfortunately, it was just a tiny taste for the Warriors and their fans, who will have to wait a few more days to see Curry again. Due to an illness, which is undisclosed (not cause for concern, but certainly a little harrowing given the circumstances), Curry will rest for the nationally-televised weekend game.
Draymond Green is also out.
Steph Curry (illness) and Draymond Green (knee soreness) are out tonight vs. the 76ers.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) March 7, 2020
Philadelphia is trending in the same direction. Their two 2020 All-Stars, Joel Embiid (shoulder) and Ben Simmons (back) will not be playing tonight. The former is due back sometime next week, while the latter is dealing with something more serious, and could potentially miss time in the playoffs.
The Sixers are still quite talented, even without their top talent. Al Horford, Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson is a strong trio, and they have some intriguing depth pieces, like Shake Milton (who had a monster game earlier in the week), the sharp-shooting Furkan Korkmaz, and Matisse Thybulle, a rookie who is already defensively elite.
Oh, and Philadelphia also has Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks. Perhaps you’ve heard of them, Warriors fans.
But the Sixers have stumbled lately, winning just three of their last seven games. And they’ve been horrible on the road all year, sporting an abysmal 10-23 mark.
In other words, this game features two teams who shouldn’t win. So trust the process, I guess.