Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday Mar 1, 2020 at 3:35 pm
Opening Line: Clippers -12.5 with a total of 218.5
- Philadelphia (37-23 SU, 27-32-1 ATS) beat the New York Knicks 115-106 Thursday night playing without All-Stars Joel Embid and Ben Simmons. Former LA Clipper Tobias Harris led the way with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Shake Milton scored 19 points on 6 of 7 shooting from the field, along with a sizzling 5 for 5 from the arc and Al Horford chipped in 15 points shooting 4 for 4 from the arc to increase the Sixers NBA best home record to 28-2.
- Embid has a shoulder injury that he got in a collision with the Cavaliers Ante Zizic Wednesday night and Simmons has an injury to his lower back that he got in the Sixers Feb 22nd loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. They will both be re-evaluated in the next week or two.
- In their previous game at home against the Clippers on February 11th the Sixers prevailed 110-103 behind Simmons triple double of 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 26 points by Embid. The Sixers have lost their last seven road games.
- Los Angeles (40-19 SU, 31-27-1 ATS) crushed the Denver Nuggets 132 -103 Friday night in a game that they led from start to finish. The victory moved the Clippers into a tie with the Nuggets for second place in the Western Conference trailing the first place Lakers by six games.
- Paul George had struggled offensively his last two games after coming back from an injury but against the Nuggets he had 24 points and made six of his eight three pointers while All-Star Kawhi Leonard contributed 19 points. Lou Williams who had uncharacteristically struggled of late also had 17 points and five three pointers as the Clippers bench outscored the Nuggets 73-49.
- It was the Clippers third win in a row. Leonard said afterwards “I mean sky’s the limit. We have very talented players, we got some youth, veterans, and when it’s all put together, I feel like we can be one of the top teams.”