While the results were a good sign, the Sixers still had to play without Harris on Saturday night. “It’s another shooter, another scorer, a guy that gets to the free-throw line. He’s a bigger guy that can defend a little bit and rebound – we got outrebounded tonight. So yeah, we definitely missed him tonight. Hopefully, he comes back soon. Regardless of who we have on the floor, who’s healthy or injured, we have to come out and play 48 minutes. There are no excuses; we gotta find ways to win.”
Without Harris on the floor, the Sixers started Furkan Korkmaz. Without Curry, Green, and Korkmaz hitting their shots, the Sixers were barely a threat to Cleveland in the halfcourt – and that’s where Joel Embiid noticed the biggest difference without Harris. The good news is Harris shouldn’t be out for too much longer, but the bad news is his return might not be soon enough if the Sixers continue to struggle as they did on Saturday night against Cleveland.