The Philadelphia 76ers were short-handed entering Saturday’s contest with the Utah Jazz as they were down another starter in the form of Tobias Harris. The reliable veteran suffered a knee injury in Thursday’s contest with the Oklahoma City Thunder so the Sixers had to battle without him.
The Sixers were able to pick up a 118-117 win over the Jazz as Joel Embiid drilled the game-winning jumper and James Harden put on a monster fourth-quarter performance. The Sixers needed all of it in order to hold off a pesky Jazz team.
Before the win, coach Doc Rivers gave an update on Harris while also admitting he felt some fear when he saw the injury.
“I don’t think it’s serious,” Rivers told reporters. “I mean, it scared the hell out of me. I’ll tell you that because when he went down, I mean, I honestly didn’t think anything good because he was grabbing his knee in that spot, but it was just a knee on knee. So he’ll be fine.”
Harris will likely miss Sunday’s contest with the Los Angeles Lakers as it is the second night of a back-to-back and Philadelphia will want to rest him more. However, if it isn’t as serious as Rivers indicates, then maybe he can return on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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