The L.A. Clippers are No. 1:
SIXERS 2 Last Week: 4 ↑ Record: 15-6 Pace: 102.1 (6) OffRtg: 111.2 (12) DefRtg: 106.8 (3) NetRtg: +4.4 (6)
The Sixers blew a 12-point lead in less than three minutes on Wednesday. But if they wouldn’t have done that, Tobias Harris wouldn’t have had his shining moment against the champs, getting the switch and then draining a mid-range jumper over the Lakers Alex Caruso.
Harris’ effective field goal percentage of 58.5% is easily a career-high mark and the difference from last season has mainly been in his shooting from the outside. His mid-range field goal percentage is up from 35% to 48%, and his 3-point percentage is up from 36.7% to 46.4%.
The Sixers remain undefeated (11-0) when they’ve had both Seth Curry and Joel Embiid.
And apparently, the formula for winning without Embiid includes playing zone defense, which the Sixers did for much of the fourth quarter in Indiana on Sunday, coming back from 16 points down with less than eight minutes left to pick up their first Embiid-less W of the season.
One of the Sixers’ only two losses with Embiid came in Brooklyn on Jan. 7. And the Nets are in Philly (where the Sixers are 10-0 with their starting center) on Saturday.
— PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (@SIXERS) JANUARY 28, 2021
Week 7: @ CHA, vs. POR, vs. BKN