The Philadelphia 76ers entered the Mile Excessive City on Tuesday evening looking to bounce lend a hand from their first loss of the road time out. They had two days off before taking on the Denver Nuggets, nonetheless they were hit in the mouth in the first quarter and the Sixers didn’t fight lend a hand till it changed into once too slow.
Philadelphia lost the game 104-95 and they fought lend a hand in the third and fourth quarters, nonetheless the effort from the beginning of the game did them in. Denver scored 44 points in the first quarter and they shot 7-for-10 from deep as Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. combined for 30 in the opening quarter.
“They staunch got everything,” said coach Doc Rivers. “It changed into once one of these video games the place aside it regarded worship we were running in quicksand. They attacked us early, we by no procedure if truth be told recovered from it. We got into a scrum at the finish of the game, nonetheless that changed into once what it changed into once. They were better ready, they were definitely more ready individually as a bunch, they were better. No excuses. We staunch didn’t play very well.”
The Sixers had been playing well for the majority of this road time out, even without Joel Embiid, nonetheless they did not have it from the soar. They were now not ready to acknowledge to Denver’s punch and it payment them.
“We didn’t have sufficient pop to us,” said Tobias Harris. “We didn’t have sufficient juice into the game of going out there and executing our stuff and being interesting offensively and defensively. We paid for it. We gave up 44 points in the first quarter and that changed into once procedure too many points for our requirements.”
On top of it being the fifth game of a 6-game road time out, there is the incontrovertible truth that they were playing in the altitude in Denver. That is often a colossal factor for road groups heading out there and playing in that game.
“The altitude, I think, that changed into once the first thing,” said Ben Simmons. “I think guys were a bit shook and tired to start. That that additionally affected communication. Guys are a bit tired, nonetheless I staunch think in that first duration, I think they shot worship 70% from 3 or something worship that in the first quarter. That’s tough, specifically when they got up 20 points early. It’s tough. They if truth be told punched us and we if truth be told fight lend a hand till that third.”
For being down so colossal, Rivers changed into once staunch happy to watch the clock finally scoot out on a very poor game.
“The certain is that the clock finally expired,” Rivers joked. “That changed into once one very lawful certain as a result of I changed into once hoping that they would develop the AAU guidelines and staunch stride the clock up a bit bit. I believed we have to’ve had a running clock from potentially the first quarter on.”
The Sixers will now finish the time out on Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.