Doc Rivers assesses Seth Curry’s return in a Sixers win over Kings
The Philadelphia 76ers welcomed back Seth Curry to the lineup on Saturday after he missed four games due to left ankle soreness. The Sixers missed his shooting, his presence on the floor, and his ball-handling to help Tyrese Maxey run the show.
Curry did not have a big game as he only had eight points on 3-for-10 shooting and 2-for-7 from deep, but he also had five assists in a 103-101 win over the Sacramento Kings. The Sixers were able to put the ball in his hands and allow him to make plays for others despite his poor shooting.
One does have to consider the fact that the Sixers had a weird schedule on Saturday before the matchup with the Kings. Philadelphia had to cancel their shootaround that morning due to a big snowstorm that hit and they could not go through a walkthrough because the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers played earlier in the day in the same arena.
“I loved Seth tonight because he hasn’t played,” said coach Doc Rivers. “We had to cancel shootaround today so he literally hasn’t been in any team activity and I thought he kinda let the game just come to him. Instead of trying to force action, he kinda let it come, he got his wind, got his rhythm, and then he started playing. I thought that was very smart in the way he approached the game tonight.”
The Sixers will need Curry to obviously catch his rhythm again as time goes on, but considering his history, there is a good chance that he will be able to figure it all out. He and the Sixers will take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday at home.
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