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Sixers Taking On Suns Tonight

Cleveland Cavaliers v Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers suffered their second loss of the summer and first of the Las Vegas summer league last night. They lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 86-77 and the game featured a great match-up between Andrew Wiggins and Nerlens Noel. The Sixers have been one of the best this summer, but they just didn’t have enough fire power for Anthony Bennett and the Cavs. Tonight, they will look to bounce back when they take on the Suns.

The Suns are currently 1-1 this summer and they are coming off a win against Milwaukee. A few players that the Sixers are going to need to look out for are Seth Curry, Miles Plumlee, and Dionte Christmas. Curry has been a pleasant surprise for the Suns and he is coming off of a game where he scored 26 points. Plumlee has been a beast on the boards and he had 12 in their last game. Finally, Dionte Christmas, a former Temple Owl, is coming off of a game where he scored 12 points and had 8 rebounds. The Suns have a ton of young talent and they could give the Sixers their second straight loss.

The Sixers have been getting big games from Nerlens Noel. Noel has been a force on defense and his offense as come a long way since his freshman year at Kentucky. Another player that has been stepping it up for the Sixers is Jordan McRae. McRae, a second round pick, has been putting up 18 points per game like it’s nothing this summer. He might turn out to be a steal for how late the Sixers got him, and the Sixers will need another big from him if they want to get back to winning.

The Sixers have been a lot of fun to watch so far. Noel looks better and better each game, and all of the second round picks are looking impressive. If the Sixers want to compete for another championship they will need to shut down Seth Curry, and keep Miles Plumlee of the boards. Tip off is at 8:00 p.m. tonight.

 

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