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Saturday, December 28, at Phoenix Suns OR Monday, January 27, vs. Phoenix Suns.
Why You Can’t Miss It:
This is the showdown you’ve been waiting for folks!
Bad against worse; tank versus tank; the worst team in the East taking on the worst team in the West. It’s rotten eggs versus the skunk. Who can stink more?
Okay, so this matchup is only interesting on an ironic level, but it is interesting.
These two teams are in the sweepstakes to land Andrew Wiggins in the 2014 draft, so the loser of these games will earn increased lottery odds.
The Phoenix Suns may have the upper hand with a backcourt that includes Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe (two capable and exciting guards), but they may wind up trading Dragic or Marcin Gortat before one of the two meetings with the Philadelphia 76ers.
In addition to the “Tankapalooza” duels, it’s worth pointing out that the Sixers open the season Oct. 30 versus the Miami Heat and end the season April 16 at the Miami Heat. They have a chance to bookend the 2013-14 season with two ugly blowout losses.
At least if seeding is already determined at the end of the year they’ll have a chance to beat Miami’s second unit...Or not.
Sorry for being harsh, Philly fans, but the Sixers had the league’s worst offense a year ago by scoring just 93.2 points per game. They have since traded Jrue Holiday, their best offensive player.
That’s an ugly equation.