Looking to avoid the worst record in all of basketball, the Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers will square off, both hoping to snap their losing streaks.
The Phoenix Suns (8-21) haven’t had too much to be hopeful about this season.
Devin Booker is building off of his impressive rookie campaign and his wingman, Eric Bledsoe, could break his career-high 20.4 PPG which he set last season. They’re both averaging nearly 20 points per game and have given fans a hopeful glimpse of the future.
But still, the Suns have won back-to-back games just once this season and currently find themselves in the basement of the Western Conference.
For the Philadelphia 76ers (7-21) not much has gone their way either. Ben Simmons, who the Sixers took with their first overall pick in the draft last season, has yet to make his debut after fracturing his foot in September.
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Joel Embiid has been their star this season, but has to deal with a limit on his minutes per game due to his past with several injuries. The Process averages 17.9 PPG and 7.4 RPG over 24.3 MPG.
But tonight, when the two teams clash in Phoenix, both teams will look to do one thing: get a win and avoid owning the worst record in the NBA.
The Suns currently have a half-game lead over Philadelphia for the league-worst record. They both have the same number of losses, but Phoenix has just one more win than Philly.
A win for Phoenix tonight will cushion their lead over the 76ers to 1.5 games. If Embiid and his squad steal a win on the road, they’ll flip-flop with the Suns and have a half-game lead of their own.
You can’t count out the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks, either. The Mavericks and Suns are tied for last place in the Western Conference, while the Nets and 76ers are locked in a tie for last place in the Eastern Conference. The Mavericks play the Los Angeles Clippers tonight, while the Nets travel to play the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Sixers are looking to avoid a two-game losing streak, while the Suns are trying to stop their current four-game skid. Both teams are desperately in need of stringing together a hot-streak, and hope to do so tonight.
Phoenix basketball has gotten to the point where we’re competing for the worst record in the league. At this point, they’re potentially playing for a top-five draft pick. How’s that for another enjoyable season of Suns hoops?