That’s called a winning streak. It has happened before.
The Philadelphia 76ers, now one James Harden and P.J. Tucker lighter, are off to a great start this season. They're 3-1 with their one loss taking 39 points from Damian Lillard for the Milwaukee Bucks to squeak past the Sixers by just one point.
The three wins have all come against teams with less talent, but they’ve all been wins that the Sixers have more or less controlled from wire to wire.
This Saturday afternoon the Sixers will be taking on elite talent again — at least some elite talent when they host the Phoenix Suns. The 2-3 Suns welcomed Devin Booker back into the lineup Thursday night, but still fell to the San Antonio Spurs behind a jaw-dropping 38-point performance from rookie Victor Wembanyama.
Booker is currently listed as questionable for Saturday’s contest as he is still nursing a left ankle sprain. The Sixers also won’t be seeing Bradley Beal make his Suns debut, as he continues to be listed out with back spasms.
New players are the story for the Sixers in this one as it could be the first real minutes KJ Martin, Marcus Morris and a returning Robert Covington play since being acquired this week.
Nicolas Batum will not be making his however, as he has once again been ruled out due to personal reasons.
Both Covington and Martin did see the floor in Thursday’s win over Toronto, but only for the last 1:15 of the game when it was already decided.
Head coach Nick Nurse has yet to indicate one way or the other whether the new guys will see the floor this weekend. His only remark about them in his pregame availability Thursday was that those guys will “have some extra study halls.”
Regardless of who else is available tomorrow, anytime two top-10 players in the league clash it should be a good one. Joel Embiid and Kevin Durant always seem to enjoy battling each other.
The Sixers will also be debuting their City Edition uniforms and court. The 2023-24 unis pay homage to Reading Terminal Market.
When: 1 pm EST
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic