The Philadelphia 76ers got back to work on Monday night when they opened up the preseason slate with a tough 123-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors on the road. The Sixers were without Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris while also still playing without Ben Simmons so it was not exactly a surprising loss considering everything.
A big one that jumps out is that Toronto looked like they were the quicker bunch. “Joel goes out of a game, Tobias not [out there] and we don’t have a lot after that, we get small quick. One thing I thought stood out was their length. Even at the guards, all their players are long and athletic, and I thought we had a lot of short guys on the floor. There were times when our guards are inside on rebounds and they still got them because of their length and size so that’s a concern.”
Then, there is the point guard play.
“Then the other thing is just the guard play, more point guard play,” the coach finished.