To be fair to them, it is a point in their favor as Towns’ defensive rating on/off differential of plus-3.0 ranks in the 28th percentile, and his defensive rebounding rate of 17.7 percent ranks in the 50th percentile and is the lowest of his career. What these numbers fail to consider, however, is context, the internet’s least favorite thing. I’m not bold enough to say that Towns is now a great defender, but he has been much better than recent seasons despite what the numbers show.
The Nets' poor defensive effort led to a loss on the road in Minnesota.
Collier 2021-22 record: 27-19 Previous ranking: 8 Joel Embiid continues to carry the 76ers, and now has scored 30 points in 12 straight road games after doing so again in San Antonio on Sunday night. Philadelphia is now 12-4 since dropping to . for the season in mid-December.