Despite missing Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Isaiah Joe, Matisse Thybulle and Seth Curry against the Bucks on Tuesday night, the Sixers still played hard and put together an admirable performance, eventually losing 118-109.
On Thursday, the Sixers are bringing their home stint to a close against the 6-6 Raptors, who currently rank 9th in the East.
Fortunately for the Sixers, more help could be returning.
Harris was playing brilliantly to start the season before missing the last six games after testing positive for COVID. He’s averaged 19.8 points, nine rebounds and 4.2 assists per game with a 60.5 true shooting percentage and sound defense. Toronto ranks 11th in defensive rating so far, and from VanVleet hounding players at the point of attack, to Anunoby and Barnes flying around on the wings, there’s a lot for the Sixers’ shorthanded offense to deal with.