But, when most teams resume play Thursday — the same date last season was suspended — the leaders in the Eastern Conference might be doing so without their two best players. As proven again when Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons had to sit out the All-Star Game, the coronavirus still might have a say on this season, making uncertainty a sizable obstacle in the title chase. You’re playing every other day.
The Sixers: Do they have that championship makeup, the kind that only a head coach of a championship team can sense? Oh, I don't know,” Rivers said, just before the All-Star break. I've been asked that, but haven't thought that deeply about it.
76ers rookie Isaiah Joe produced a game-high 28 points on assignment to lead the Blue Coats to a first-round playoff win over the Spurs.