The Boston Celtics forward product shared, via A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN NE, that some of them took their opponents on the night lightly and were already looking forward to their next game on Monday versus the Washington Wizards. He also added that the Sixers deserve more respect as they have played better this season.
“We were talking about, a few guys overlooking this game; I think so, looking forward to the Washington game. That’s what happens when you overlook an opponent, especially these guys.”
Although he finished the game with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and one steal, Crowder had a miserable day shooting from the field as he only converted on three of his 13 attempts. The 76ers’ defense made it very difficult for him to score as they rotated well and clogged the lane with their big men.
Philadelphia has shown a lot of improvement this year, hoping to build on the momentum they have this season. With still 13 games remaining on the schedule, they already have 26 victories and have a chance to eclipse the 35 wins they had back in 2011-2012 campaign, the most they’ve had in the last five years.
The emergence of Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and T.J. McConnell, just to name a few, have given their fans a lot to feel optimistic about their future. With Ben Simmons also expected to debut for them next season, Crowder may not be the only one who will need to learn that the Sixers are not pushovers anymore.