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Philadelphia 76ers vs LA Lakers – Pre Game
Lakers at Sixers: Three Things to Know
EARLY MVP RACE
At the quarter point of the 2020-21 season, LeBron James, Joel Embiid, and Anthony Davis have all been mentioned in most too-early MVP lists, with LeBron and Embiid generally at or near the top.
And while Embiid has been terrific for Philly, LeBron may hold the early lead, especially coming off his ridiculous 46-point performance at Cleveland on Monday night.
In the fourth quarter alone, James hit 9 of 10 shots for 21 points – two more than the Cavs managed – plus two steals, two blocks, and two assists.
The free-throw line has been a major factor in helping the Sixers to wins … but also in preventing the Lakers from being scored upon. Philly ranks second in the NBA in FT attempts (19.4), while LAL ranks 1st in FTA’s against (17.6).
Embiid gets the lion’s share of attempts*, taking 10.7 per game, while Ben Simmons puts up 5.3 and Shake Milton 4.0 off Philly’s bench. Meanwhile, Philly ranks 20th in FTA against (23.7), and the Lakers 14th in FTA’s (17.3).
LeBron’s 5.6 attempts, and AD’s 5.4, lead the way, with Montrezl Harrell at 3.7 and Dennis Schroder at 3.2. Davis continues his struggle at the foul line, where he’s shooting 73.6%, down from 84.6% last season.
REUNION WITH DANNY AND DWIGHT
The only man in the league with back-to-back NBA titles, Danny Green, is set to start opposite his backcourt mate from last season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Meanwhile, LAL’s backup center from last season, Dwight Howard, will no doubt spend some time on Anthony Davis.
Green was an instrumental part of L.A.’s title run, as he always contributed on the defensive end even on nights when his shot wasn’t falling.
And, if his shot weren’t falling, he still had gravity with opposing defenders, helping keep the floor spaced for his teammates. Green ranked 4th on the team in net rating in the regular season, and first in the playoffs by a relatively large margin at 15.8, with the caveat that he was almost always on the floor next to LeBron and AD.
The Philadelphia 76ers take on the LA Lakers at home. They sit at the top of the Eastern Conference and will face the defending champions.
The LA Lakers have not lost a single game on the road. They top the Western Conference as well and come into this match as the best of East faces the best of West.
Match Details: Philadelphia 76ers vs LA Lakers
Time: 06:00 A.M. (IST)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
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Match Preview – Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers come into this game after a tough loss against the Detroit Pistons. They were poor from beyond the arc and had a 32.1% 3-PT FG. From the field, they were 42.6% which is simply not good enough, considering they are the leaders in the East.
As much as Wednesday’s game is a test for the Western squad, it’s an even bigger exam for the Philadelphia 76ers who are not used to being the top dog in the East.
Coach Doc Rivers has instilled the confidence and discipline that the Sixers were lacking last season. He believes in the players, who in turn, have embraced his system and philosophy.
Match Preview – LA Lakers
The Lakers come after an astounding win against LeBron James’ ex-team Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James scored a 46-points season-high, in a match where he outscored the Cavs in the 4th quarter.
As the LA Lakers face the Philadelphia 76ers, they will be looking to win their 11th straight on the road, but Philly will be their toughest road battle yet. Overall, the Lakers are riding a three-game win streak that they would like to extend.
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NBA 2020-21 Schedule: The NBA schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:
• Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games
• Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season
• March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break
• March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season
• May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament
• May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs