The Sixers will face a much different Magic team tonight from the one they lost to less than a week ago. The Magic will have to find a way to make up for the absence of big man Nikola Vucevic, who torched the Sixers for 21/16 last time. On the other hand, they will have the benefit of Jameer Nelson's absence...probably a wash overall.
The Sixers are riding high on a 4-game losing streak. I'm going to dip into my bag of counting stats for a fun one: The Sixers have held two opponents under 100 points the entire season (Cleveland and Dallas). On the flip side of ignoring pace, they're also sporting the number 25 offense in the league (they're #26 in defense).
I'm looking forward to seeing Oladipo again tonight. He impressed me in their first matchup. Also wondering if MCW will be able to hit the broad side of a barn as his shooting percentages plummet night after night.The tip is at 7. I'll be around. Join me.