EIt’s so perfect landing James Harden in the Sixers that gives the impression that at any moment something is going to happen that is going to crush him: he is going to get angry with someone or he does not see him liking something in the city, he is going to injure himself Joel Embiidthe coach is going to screw up Doc Rivers… There are precedents for all these events, which does not invite us to be totally optimistic. If nothing goes wrong, of course, they will be candidates for the ring.
“It was like a movie. Everything I hoped it would be. I just wanted to go out there and give back the love that I’ve been given,” Harden said after its premiere in Philadelphia. Anot 26 pointsgrabbed nine rebounds and distributed as many assists in the victory over the Knicks (123-108), the third consecutive since he debuted with his new team and they have been taken by an average difference of 20.6 points.
In his first three games, ‘La Barba’ is averaging 27.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 11.0 assists. In his debut with the Nets He also achieved similar figures in that stretch of meetings… and you know how the story ended. But next to Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey is forming a ‘Big Three’ that seems to have fit in three days like it never had a chance to fit in with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
Results of the day
- Cavaliers 98-119 Hornets
- Magic 114-122 Pacers (prrroga)
- Sixers 123-108 Knicks
- Rockets 127-132 Jazz (prrroga)
- Bucks 120-119- Heat
- Pelicans 125-95 Kings
- Nuggets 107-119 Thunder
- Suns 120-90 Blazers
“I feel like you can put me anywhere and I can fit in. It’s no different here. Just look at what you have and do your best to fit in. I owe the best James Harden that I can be in every way,” he says. “We all fit in”, summarized Embiid, who has an average of 32.6 points since he has a new partner. Maxey reaches 24.6. Between the three they score 84.5 of the 127 that the Sixers average with ‘La Barba’.
“I do the same job, only more people notice it. I think when you put a guy like James and Joel together with what we have, with all our other guys, our guys feel it too. They have a real chance.”Doc Rivers stated after the meeting. His fame for blowing leads in playoff series is well known. Her own trainer is another threat to Harden’s idyllic landing in Philadelphia.
the start of Harden with the SixersThat being said, it’s promising, but it should be quarantined. those of Philadelphia They have won three games since the arrival of their new star, but two of them have been against the Knicks, which is also not a reliable unit of measure. those of New York are showing very little consistency. Since February, their balance when they manage to get 15 points up is 0-4. A team with no solid foundations.
The Suns they are the first team to reach 50 wins this season. They did it by crushing the Blazers by 120-90 despite the absences of Chris Paul and Devin Booker. The first suffers an injury to a finger on his right hand and the second has entered the NBA protocols against the coronavirus. However, the NBA leaders took the game forward with a collective victory. Six players passed 10 points: Cameron Johnson (20), Deandre Ayton (18), Jae Crowder (15), Mikal Bridges (15), Torrey Craig (13) and Landry Shamet (12). Teamwork, as they have been doing all season.
Donovan Mitchell lead the triumph of Jazz in extra time with 37 points (13/27 shooting from the field) and 10 assists. The star of the franchise Utah ratified his great state of form. In none of the last five games has he dropped below 25 points, he has an average of 32.6 in that stretch and, most importantly, he has helped his team win four of those games. Rudy Gobertwith 27+17, was equally decisive.
The Kings they will have to win the remaining 18 games to finish with a balance of 50% victories. It seems like a complicated baldhead, so one more season they will lose more than they will win. Since the franchise moved to Sacramento, they have only had a positive balance in eight campaigns and in all of them he was Rick Adelman as a coach. In the other 29, with 19 different trainersthey never got it. And they are on their way sixteenth course without playoffsthe longest streak of any team in professional sports United States.