The Sixers should explore a trade for Lauri Markkanen
The Sixer Sense Podcast returns following a tough loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. After an 8-game winning streak, the Sixers have now lost two games straight. Is there any concern? Lucas Johnson and Jonathan Geib are joined by their former podcast host, Christopher Kline, to answer that question and much more.
The first loss the Sixers suffered was to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday as part of the new NBA In-Season Tournament. Indiana and Philadelphia played two games in a row in South Philly and the Sixers won Game 1 behind Tyrese Maxey’s 50-point performance. The second game was a different story. Joel Embiid had 39 points and 12 rebounds and Maxey added 27 points and 5 assists. The bench was non-existent in this game and that was a key factor in the loss.
On the second night of a back-to-back, the Sixers hosted the Celtics at home and although the game was entertaining and close, the Celtics had more in the tank down the stretch and came away with a 117-107 win. This game was to decide first place in the Eastern Conference. Are the guys concerned by two consecutive losses for the Sixers? Is the post-Harden trade glow wearing off?
Speaking of James Harden, the group dives into a conversation around two former Sixers players who have fallen from grace. The Clippers are 0-5 with Harden in the lineup and have lost to some pretty terrible teams including the league-worst Memphis Grizzlies. In other news, Ben Simmons is not playing for the Nets due to another back issue and the team is 3-1 in that time. Are the Clippers and Nets better without their respective former Sixers in the lineups?
The podcast closes out with a look around the rest of the NBA and Jonathan, Lucas, and Chris give their opinions on the most interesting storylines a month into the season. Give the podcast a listen below!
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