Sixers cancel scheduled practice after going down 3-0 to Celtics
The Philadelphia 76ers canceled their Saturday practice, which is kind of odd since the team is down 3-0 to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2020 playoffs, per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Sixers’ 2019-20 season could very well end on Sunday. It’s been a roller coaster campaign for Philadelphia and it would be fitting if it ended in a sweep.
The #Sixers have canceled today’s regularly scheduled practice.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) August 22, 2020
The Sixers were expected to lose to the Celtics since All-Star point-forward Ben Simmons is out. However, not many pundits saw a sweep coming.
All signs point toward major changes coming for the Sixers this offseason. Head coach Brett Brown could be fired and Simmons and Joel Embiid could be split up by general manager Elton Brand.
Most Sixers fans, of course, are hoping that Simmons and Embiid aren’t traded and Al Horford is moved instead. His addition to the team has created even more of a lack of floor balance.
The Sixers’ highest-paid player, Tobias Harris, hasn’t been able to find his shot against the Celtics. The swingman is shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and, remarkably, hasn’t hit a 3-pointer yet. Harris has been under fire from Philly fans since he signed the richest deal in franchise history last offseason.
If Sunday is indeed the last Sixers game of the season, it will be worthwhile to pay attention to the players to see how much energy and pride they play with.