Tonight the Sixers and Celtics face off in a marquee matchup.
The Sixers are hot off a great victory against the Washington Wizards 118-113.
Kyrie Irving and the Celtics will have their hands full facing off against Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Simmons is coming off a 31 point and 18 rebound career night and he will be looking to dominate the court again.
It will be interesting to see how the Sixers handle Embiid’s minutes since it will be a back-to-back game.
The important point guard match up to watch tonight will be Simmons vs. Irving. Both are extremely talented players and can score at will. It will be fun to watch Simmons guarding Irving throughout the game.
The Celtics are currently first in the Eastern Conference sitting at 18 and 4 while the Sixers are fifth place at 12 and 8.
Forsberg from ESPN reported that Kyrie praised Simmons’ play and said “He’s a high caliber player. Handles the basketball, is able to drive both ways, finish with both has, has unbelievable court vision”.
Simmons is currently at the top of the rookie leader ladder and Irving is in MVP conversation, it will be a fun matchup on NBATV 4:30 PM PST.