Philadelphia 76ers Slowly Getting Back on Track

After a very slow start of the season, the 76ers are slowly getting back on track and show signs of themselves, as they beat Wizards 118-111 to get their fourth win out of the first eight matches played. Even though Joel Embiid didn’t play because of illness, James Harden managed to get his team on a roll by involving and giving a chance to everyone of his teammates out on the floor. He finished with 17 assists, 23 points and 7 rebounds on 47,1 FG%.

The game was pretty balanced until late in the 3rd quarter, when the 76ers went on a run and ended with a 13-point advantage at the final whistle of that quarter. The same story was put on display in the fourth also, as Washington tried to make a push for their money, but they could only erase a 6-point deficit, from the total of 13 needed to tie the game. Kristaps Porzingis finished with a team high 32 points and 9 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Wizards to win.

Philadelphia is showing signs of life, and game by game they seem to be clicking with one another more and more, including James Harden, who didn’t kind of looked like the old self since he came to play for the 76ers. They still got defensive woes at times, which are the reason why they started the season winless in the first four matches, but only time will tell if coach Doc and his players can figure it out and be the force that everybody expect from them to be.


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