Sixers to open scrimmage slate vs. Memphis Grizzlies. T With an impeachment trial date set but Trump already out of the White House, what does he stand to lose? No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. The Philadelphia 76ers entered their Sunday scrimmage matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder shorthanded as they were missing All-Star big man … - Page 2 On a unit like the one above, however, there's too much pressure on him to try to create separation and get the Sixers going in their early offense. Having to toggle between schemes when they play a non-Embiid center isn't ideal, but as we've discussed at times this year, is probably necessary. The positional/lineup change hasn't stripped Simmons of his ability to create for teammates at all. Joel Embiid will miss Sunday afternoon's scrimmage vs. Oklahoma City to undergo treatment for tightness in his right calf, a team official told PhillyVoice on Sunday morning. After air balling his first three-point attempt of the game, Horford caught fire from beyond the arc, knocking four threes down during Sunday's matinee. This site is operated jointly by NBA and WarnerMedia. On Wednesday, James Wiseman took part in his first full scrimmage with the Golden State Warriors, and the second overall pick had a good overall performance, head coach Steve Kerr said. “I just kind of go out there and show what I got. Two guys stand out as leaders on this front: Ben Simmons and Josh Richardson. By Annie Ross. Subscribe to Kyle's Sixers podcast "The New Slant" on Apple, Google, and Spotify, Kyle Neubeck We were kind of always playing from behind.” With players around the league still reclaiming their sharpness, Thybulle's ability to deflect passes and disrupt ballhandlers is sensational for a player of his age and experience level. Snapshot Before resting their starters in the fourth quarter of Sunday's scrimmage, the 76ers dominated, and that's really all you need to know. Ben Simmons had another nice showing in the Sixers' second scrimmage in Orlando. Richardson, too, deserves a nod for what he has done so far. But it's instructive in how it shows Shake Milton's limitations at the helm of a team. One downer: offense continues to be a work in progress. When the starters have been in for Philly during the first two games, the margins have not been close. He had more turnovers than turnovers forced on Sunday, and he simply can't be asked to do a whole lot on the other end. The scrimmage gave Wiseman his first chance to really get on the court and experience the pace of running up and down with the Warriors. Center Steven Adams also continued his strong play in the bubble. “And what I love about this team is that when adversity hits, they still battle and they'll fight. The second half was basically a 24-minute display of Thybulle's disruptiveness, and he is a candidate to be a major X-factor in Orlando. Share this article 90 shares share tweet text email link Justin Quinn. © 2021 WWB Holdings, LLC. Meanwhile, the Thunder struggled to answer. @FlyDre21 | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/i7xjVOWwIp. PhillyVoice Staff. Philadelphia has high hopes as the NBA season restarts in Orlando and the friendly scrimmages are a sign that things are finally getting close. JAN 18, 2021 - The Oklahoma City Thunder scrimmage the Philadelphia 76ers at 11 a.m. in Orlando.  Follow action from the game below. Richardson's defensive activity and plug-the-holes offensive skills look much better within this context. While the first scrimmage was four 10 … The Sixers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies with … “If that’s shoot the 3 and it happens to be open, I’ll shoot the 3. Also contributing to the Thunder’s deficit was the infrequent trips to the free throw line. This is the rare … Korkmaz is probably the second-best creator in that group, and though he has improved creating separation beyond the arc, he doesn't have the strength or fluidity to penetrate with any regularity. I thought Shai, Dennis, Chris and (Gallinari), those guys had really good looks at times and we just didn't shoot the ball very well,” said Donovan. Sixers scrimmage (2 of 2)Need new shirts, get it at http://ahshirts.com While you can't expect him to go on those sorts of tears every game, Horford being a more reliable threat from deep would improve bench groups led by Simmons and his chances to successfully pair with Joel Embiid. Thunder had an incredible start to their scrimmage. It seems like it so far. The Philadelphia 76ers were without Joel Embiid, though they came close to holding off the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 102-97 loss in a scrimmage in the NBA bubble on Sunday. The Sixers said before the scrimmage … On Friday against Boston, the Thunder was tested with a versatile Boston defense with the ability to switch at nearly every position. Going into the fourth quarter, the Thunder were on a 13-0 run and poised for a strong fourth quarter push. All rights reserved. 2.7 boards and 0.9 assists in 17.3 minutes per game. He has taken on the bulk of the tougher guard assignments on defense so far and has rarely played at a level below maximum effort. The Sixers played their second scrimmage since play began in the Orlando bubble, losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon. With the NBA restart just weeks away, the league has now released the official scrimmage schedule, which is set to kick off on July 22: Here’s the full schedule, courtesy of NBC Sports: All NBA 22 teams are scheduled for three scrimmage games each, which will take place in a span of seven days. When they're locked in on defense, they're tough to score on regardless of the opponent. A Test of Resilience: Recapping the Thunder's Scrimmage Against Philly, By Paris Lawson | Digital Content Reporter | okcthunder.com. ... 3-Point Shooting: Ironically enough, the Thunder and Sixers both shot a pedestrian 33% from beyond the arc in their first games. The Sixers' bench players blew a 20+ point lead in the second half, but a comprehensive performance from Ben Simmons was the most noteworthy thing about their 102-97 loss to the Thunder on Sunday afternoon. • Norvel Pelle has been one of Philadelphia's nice surprise through the first two games. Thunder vs Blazers Scrimmage Team News ... the win against the 76ers after the Thunders seemed to have lost the plot despite the absence of Joel Embiid for the Sixers. His ability to close space is improved compared to when we last saw him, which makes him much more useful and versatile. Joel Embiid misses Sixers' scrimmage vs. OKC due to calf tightness, Instant observations: Ben Simmons comes out firing in Sixers' Orlando scrimmage vs. Grizzlies, What to watch for in Sixers' scrimmages during Orlando restart, Instant observations: Flyers disappoint in blowout loss to Bruins, Philly's official COVID-19 vaccine website goes online; residents can sign-up to be notified about getting their shots. The 76ers had been the final undefeated team in the league, but since, they had lost four of six. About those double teams in the post: Simmons was often handed matchups where he had a good size advantage, and he feasted on those opportunities. All rights reserved. Now, the Sixers will continue their scrimmage schedule this afternoon with a 12:00 tip-off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With less than a minute remaining and the Thunder down by two points, Devon Hall drove the left side of the lane and attracted Philadelphia’s help-side defender. The Thunder will have one more scrimmage opportunity on Tuesday against the Portland Trailblazers at 5 p.m. CT. From that point on, the Thunder’s matchups will count toward its standings in the Western Conference starting with a tilt against the Utah Jazz on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. A post shared by Oklahoma City Thunder (@okcthunder) on Jul 26, 2020 at 11:47am PDT, Saturday night with the fellas. Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid will sit out Sunday afternoon's scrimmage against the Oklahoma City Thunder with right calf tightness. Fortunately, the Sixers held onto the lead and picked up a victory. Sixers Scrimmage Preview vs. Oklahoma City Thunder. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 16 PTS, 7 REB, and 5 AST in the victory. A preview of the Thunder vs Sixers scrimmage on July 26, 2020. By the end of the night, the Thunder still only shot 28.9 percent from the 3-point line, but it attempted 14 more free throws than the 76ers and outscored them 32-16 in the final frame. it will apply to data controlled jointly by the NBA and WarnerMedia as well as other data controlled by WarnerMedia. Ben Simmons tallied 14 PTS, 11 REB, and 9 AST for the 76ers. In both games, the Sixers starters outplayed their opponents. The 76ers will face the Memphis Grizzlies on July 24 at Walt Disney World in Orlando in the first of three scrimmages before the NBA restart. There are still some hiccups with him at forward — I don't believe they can rely too heavily on snug pick-and-rolls — but he has been terrific overall. Meanwhile, the OKC Thunder bested the Boston Celtics, 98-84, behind Steven Adams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 17 points apiece. However, in the opening half of the game, the Thunder trailed 10-12 in free throw attempts. Each game for the Thunder offers a unique look into what the squad needs to work on as it ramps up into the 8-game regular season. ... Friday’s return of Philadelphia 76ers basketball provided everything fans … OKC Thunder thrashed the Celtics 98-84 in the first scrimmage, while the Sixers secured a 90-83 victory over the Grizzlies. • Simmons has been Philadelphia's best player of the restart by a considerable margin in the first two games. If you noticed a conspicuous absence on the Boston Celtics bench in Friday’s exhibition scrimmage against the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday, you are not alone. As soon as signed up for FuboTV, you’ll be able to watch a dwell stream of NBA TV’s broadcast of the 76ers vs Thunder scrimmage in your pc through the FuboTV web site, or in your telephone (Android and iPhone supported), pill, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Hearth TV, Chromecast, or different supported gadget through the FuboTV app. OKC Thunder vs Philadelphia 76ers Full Scrimmage Highlights July 26 2020 NBA Restart #NBA #mlghighlights #mlg • Josh Richardson's line was unspectacular in this game, but I think he acquitted himself quite well against Oklahoma City. Did the Thunder expose another chink in the 76ers’ … The Philadelphia 76ers finally got back out onto the court Friday afternoon for a scrimmage. #ThunderUp https://t.co/7X1OiN0hvN, Last night through the lens. And with more ballhandlers on the floor, Simmons has been able to run out in transition and score without having to bring the ball up himself. The Thunder and Sixers are 1-1 against each other this season. Highlights of the pre-restart scrimmage between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons posted nine points - shooting 4-of-9 from the field - … In spite of the months-long hiatus that kept these guys from playing basketball, there are signs of a change in approach. In the first matchup, back in November, Philadelphia was floundering after a 5-0 start. When it came to the Thunder’s identity, the squad led the league in free throw attempt differential at +6.2. Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid will sit out Sunday afternoon's scrimmage against the Oklahoma City Thunder with right calf tightness. To see how those guys fought back and Dre to hit those big shots was nice for us to see.” December 12, 2020 12:32 pm. While we didn't see Simmons attempt any more threes on Sunday afternoon, on multiple occasions he flashed out to the perimeter to offer an outlet and spacing for teammates, showing he is starting to build those habits into his repertoire. ... Raptors, Thunder, Sixers … Horford is moving a lot better, including in transition, and that bodes well. Updated: 3:20 p.m. Joel Embiid's first competitive action since March did not go as planned.. In a Sunday morning matchup with Philly, the Thunder got an opportunity to flex its infamous resilience muscle after overcoming a looming 24-point deficit. @BazleyDarius | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/z9vFmr6USD. back to back baze. Accessibility and Closed Caption | Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Thunder V Sixers de la plus haute qualité. YONG KIM / Staff Photographer . The Sixers' final scrimmage is Tuesday vs. the Mavericks, and their first of eight seeding games is Saturday night against the Pacers. Scrimmage 2 Pregame Primer: Thunder (1-0) vs. Sixers (1-0) Dylan Huntzinger 6 months ago 0. the NBA Privacy Center, it will apply to data controlled independently by the NBA. • Losing Joel Embiid to calf tightness was bad enough, but the Sixers would go on to lose Raul Neto to back tightness during pre-game warmups, and Glenn Robinson III picked up a hip pointer during a tough collision with Terence Ferguson in the first half. The true dagger, however, came from the Thunder’s beloved guard who recently returned to the hardwood after 909 days without playing – Andre Roberson. Oklahoma City will play the Sixers in an early game in Orlando. The Sixers said before the scrimmage … Sixers; Thunder; Warriors; LeBron Wire; Lonzo Wire; Newsletter; Rookie Wire; About; Betting; Odds; Rumors; Patriots Wire; Advertisement. If you make a request through the WarnerMedia Privacy Center, In his second stint in Philadelphia, Robinson III is averaging 6.0 points. Philadelphia was shooting at a 43.5-percent clip from behind the arc with Al Horford leading the way with four of his own. We've kind of been that way all year long when we get down our guys don't pout or complain, and they try to fight,” said Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan. Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 11 points with five assists and five rebounds. “When we didn't shoot the ball well, it put Philly on the break and allowed their size and athleticism to get into play. Philadelphia police officer accused of sexually assaulting a minor, New drug stops COVID-19 from spreading in nursing homes, drug maker says, 'The Shape of Water,' 'Keeping up with the Kardashians,' coming to Hulu this February. • The 76ers beat the Grizzlies 90-83 in their first scrimmage. On Sunday afternoon, a similar situation happened against the Oklahoma City Thunder. • Will the four-month layoff help Matisse Thybulle avoid the pain of the rookie wall? In their final scrimmage in the Bubble, Philadelphia met with Luka Donic and the Dallas Mavericks. Although OKC’s reserves pulled through to … The best thing about his return is that Andre looked pretty solid on the court for the Thunder. Daily Thunder’s game day coverage is sponsored by Anthem Brewing Company. Do Not Sell My Personal Information | The Sixers lost Sunday afternoon’s scrimmage to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but there reactions from this game are mostly positive. In the first half, there were a few really encouraging moments where Horford was turned loose to play pressure D, forcing a jump ball and a Thunder timeout on two possessions in quick succession. The Sixers lost Sunday afternoon’s scrimmage to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but there reactions from this game are mostly positive. Showing up ready to play has been half of the battle for the Sixers this season. Following the scrimmage vs. the Thunder, a 102-97 loss in which Ben Simmons again impressed, Brown was concise when asked whether he or Embiid had concern about the injury. If you make a request through In the first matchup, back in November, Philadelphia was floundering after a 5-0 start. By Noah Levick Rookie shooting guard Romeo Langford missed the friendly, the Celtics’ first live game action against an opponent since early March, due to stomach issues according to head coach Brad Stevens after the 98 – 84 loss. Privacy Act, please use the links below to visit each company’s privacy center. “As a coach I couldn't be prouder of the fight that they always have,” said Donovan. The Thunder and Sixers are 1-1 against each other this season. The 76ers’ restart scrimmage games are too easy for Ben Simmons. Steven stans. The final minutes were full of high energy plays including Mike Muscala draining a pair of 3-pointers and slamming in an emphatic put back dunk to tie the game with three minutes remaining. In that way, he's another one of the beneficiaries of Shake Milton's presence in the starting lineup. In its second scrimmage in Orlando, the Thunder showed that aspect of its identity hasn’t faltered one bit. But they didn't always show up to the arena ready for a fight, especially on the road. The point forward had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, and 1 steal in 26 minutes, 31 seconds Sunday as the shorthanded Sixers lost, 102-97, to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Milton's weaknesses (his burst and handle are nothing extraordinary) are more glaring in this context, and it's a big reason this group struggled to generate any offense. If that’s play defense and bring energy to the team, I’ll go out there and do it. The extent of the injury is unknown, so we’ll have to see if Embiid is ready by next week. Chris Paul seems to be bringing back his old self, but will need to do a lot more if Thunder need to make a real surge for the NBA title. WATCH: Boston Celtics TD Garden team scrimmage highlights. The three-time All-Star missed Sunday's scrimmage vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder … In the first half, the major discrepancy between the Thunder and the 76ers was at the 3-point line. For Chris Paul, the NBA’s leader in clutch time points and a member of the highest efficiency lineup in the league, seeing how the Thunder’s second unit fought to maintain momentum and come out on top. We've only seen their scrimmage form so far, but with the assumption that intensity will only increase from here, it seems they came ready to fight. He's leading by example, and that's what Philadelphia should expect him to do. With Simmons rampaging in Orlando so far, Richardson has been able to settle into a low-medium usage role that suits him better than the high-volume role he was in at times this season. Thunder had an incredible start to their scrimmage. 76ERS at THUNDER | SCRIMMAGE HIGHLIGHTS | July 26, 2020 In their second scrimmage in Orlando, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 102-97. When Milton is on the floor with multiple creators, he's able to focus on the things he does well, like making quick decisions on closeouts and simple reads in pick-and-rolls. Philadelphia 76ers vs Thunder preview. “Neither of us have concern," he said. NBA Privacy Center | The OKC Thunder started their scrimmage with a 98-84 win again the Boston Celtics, where they outscored the team in every quarter. Ben Simmons had another nice showing in the Sixers' second scrimmage in Orlando. Terms of Use | A preview of the Thunder vs Sixers scrimmage on July 26, 2020. by Keith Pompey, Posted: July 4, 2020 . Coach Donovan looked to get as many players reps as possible in Sunday’s matinee game. Scrimmage against Thunder shows flaws in Sixers’ pick and roll coverage . Contextual Notes. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Steven Adams dominated the game with 17 points each, while Abdel Nader added 11 points from the bench. OKC Thunder thrashed the Celtics 98-84 in the first scrimmage, while the Sixers secured a 90-83 victory over the Grizzlies. There's still a huge gap between he and Embiid protecting the rim, though. “It’s amazing, especially the way our first group played the game, to have those guys play that hard given the situation,” said Chris Paul postgame. Sixers fall to Thunder without Joel Embiid in scrimmage We recap the scrimmage between Philadelphia and Oklahoma City from the NBA bubble, providing a quick recap, stats and a few takeaways. The Sixers lost their second Orlando scrimmage to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it was far from a bad performance. Memphis’ five starters had a combined plus-17 rating, while the Sixers starters were plus-43. In a subsequent possession, Roberson found himself open again on the perimeter and only one word went through his mind before he sank his second straight 3-pointer, win.”, Dre day. This is the rare … New, 14 comments. • I don't think you're ever going to see a lineup of Milton-Thybulle-Korkmaz-Robinson III-Pelle in a game that matters. WarnerMedia Privacy Center | | https://t.co/7kFOHjEyP8 https://t.co/rVPLJ4EKa3, Copyright © 2021 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. 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OKC Thunder: 76ers scrimmage – what you need to know The OKC Thunder will undertake their second scrimmage game versus the Philadelphia 76ers today at … In fact, there were numerous positives. FuboTV Free Trial. Teams have used the games to get players back into game shape and solidify rotations before the results matter. However, unlike the other games which have been played so far, the Thunder will play the standard 12-minute quarter against the Sixers. Although OKC’s reserves pulled through to help their team launch a fourth-quarter comeback victory, 102-97, the Sixers proved impressive for a second straight scrimmage.In the first half, the Sixers outscored the Thunder, 55-44. With players around the league still reclaiming their sharpness, Thybulle's ability to deflect passes and disrupt ballhandlers is sensational for a player of his age and experience level. • The Sixers did not travel to Orlando to give it a half-assed effort. “ Reverting back to its strength during the regular season, when one area of its game isn’t working, the Thunder look to adjust and control what they can control. The Sixers opened with a 90-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies and followed that up with Sunday’s 102-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their first two scrimmages, but both scores were deceiving.. Scrimmage against Thunder shows flaws in Sixers’ pick and roll coverage. The 76ers had been the final undefeated team in the league, but since, they had lost four of six. The approach has been A+ so far, even when the execution hasn't been. “We’ve got one of those teams where scrimmage, preseason or not, we’re going to compete. This left Roberson wide open for a corner three to put the Thunder ahead by one point. The Boston Celtics played basketball in TD Garden on Thursday, playing intra-team scrimmages … When role players (even higher-level role players) aren't asked to overextend themselves, they can focus on what they do best. Embiid was sidelined due to right calf tightness, something that popped up in the first scrimmage for the Sixers. A small complaint when you consider how badly the Sixers' actual rotation players have outplayed two Western Conference playoff teams, but a negative nonetheless. After digging a 24-point hole early on, the Thunder found some momentum on its side thanks to the energetic second-unit contributions of Dennis Schröder and Darius Bazley who were able to get a couple of 3-pointers to fall in their favor. 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