CAMDEN, N.J. — The Philadelphia 76ers got back at it on Tuesday as the continue to grow as a team under the guidance of coach Nick Nurse. Following a terrific road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, the Sixers got to their facility for practice.
Philadelphia had some players return on Monday as well. De’Anthony Melton, Nic Batum, and Tobias Harris were all at least able to participate in some of practice on Tuesday. Melton hasn’t played since Jan. 12 due to lumbar spine stress response, Batum hasn’t played since Jan. 29 due to a left hamstring strain, and Harris is dealing with a left hip impingement.
“De’Anthony, Nico, and Tobias all did partial today,” said coach Nick Nurse. “That probably doesn’t get us much closer to knowing what’s going to happen for tomorrow yet. They were on the court for what they could do today.”
The Sixers will take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday for their final game before the All-Star break. The break will allow those guys to continue to rest up and heal from their nagging injuries going forward.
“It should be,” Nurse said of the break. “Hardly anybody is not at least tired, or nicked up or banged up a little bit, right? So it should give us a chance to get a few guys back — and then there are a couple guys that are probably playing through a little bit of stuff as well. I think probably the best news of it all is I think everybody’s finally out of the sickness for now — actually on the other side of it. So that’s also good news.”