The Sixers have been a competitive group night in and night out all season, and were rewarded for their valiant effort in Atlanta. When all was said and done, they walked out with a 98-96 victory over their playoff rival. Multiple factors can be attributed to this win, but one stands out above the rest: The play of franchise cornerstone Joel Embiid.
The Portland Trail Blazers recently launched a private investigation into the team's work environment under the management of the President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Neil Olshey. Based on what they've found, the Blazers' organization has decided to part ways with Olshey after ten years, according to a statement released on Friday afternoon.
The Philadelphia 76ers wrapped up their week with a victory on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Now, they'll get the weekend off before heading into a two-game series in Charlotte against the Hornets. Just as the Sixers' consecutive battles against the Hornets are approaching, Charlotte is dealing with a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak.