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If the Philadelphia 76ers wanna make it lucky number seven in a row, it won't be as easy as getting through the Detroit Pistons to number six. Kawhi Leonard is coming to town, with all of his accompanying reminders of our past nightmares. The Sixers are 18-12 overall, and now 13-5 at home. They're in 5th place, one game behind the Nets, who don't seem to mind all of their self-concocted controversy as much as folks figured they might. The Clippers, at 19-14 are also in 5th place out West. According to DraftKings, the Clips are +750 to win the title, the third best odds in the entire league. They're now the favorites to emerge from the West. The Sixers, on the other hand are just +1800, the 9th best odds to win it all, and have the fifth best odds to win the East at +1000,. Oddsmakers still see Philly as long shots to hoist the Larry O. B. at this point, despite their hot streak coming without Tyrese Maxey, who should offer them another level eventually. While some of us have wondered if the Sixers might look to duck the luxury tax this year, Steve Ballmer's crew, by contrast, seem content to pay a premium to bring home an ever elusive title. Most of the top teams these days are spending far more than their competition, a perhaps under-discussed element in today's game. This game isn't short on storylines and additional elements to the mini-regular season rivalry. One man no Sixers fan can ever forget is Kawhi, oh he of the infamous quadruple bouncing Game 7 game winner. That totally derailed things here, as you have to wonder if the former front office might have done more to retain Jimmy Butler had things bounced differently. Still, Joel Embiid hasn't seemed to mind playing against Kawhi's new team, the Clippers, since Leonard fled Toronto. The big fella is averaged 34. 3 points, 12. 3 rebounds, and three assists in three games vs. L https://www.philadelphiafanproshop.com/76ers_Youth-14. A. dating back to the start of the 2020-2021 season. Philly is 2-1 over those three. Oh and you remember when their head coach Tyronn Lue embarrassed himself last year, right?First there was this, perhaps inadvertent gaffe, from Lue prior to a Sixers road win last March: "Embiid is number one in the league in free throws and James Harden is number three. You take away their free throws and neither guy would be top-10 in scoring. "It's kind of a truth that was likely used to diminish their accomplishments, but it's true for every scoring leader. Lue, who was nearly hired by the Sixers before Doc Rivers became available, and Lue who Joel Embiid reportedly didn't want to coach this team, could have said the exact same thing about LeBron James, Giannis, Trae Young, or Luka Doncic at that time last year.. but he didn't. And Joel had some choice words for the dude Allen Iverson once baptized during that game, an easy 122-97 win. Ty Lue: "Embiid is in the league in free throws and James Harden is You take away their free throws and neither guy would be top-10 in scoring https://www.philadelphiafanproshop.com/Pj_Tucker_Jersey-35. "Joel Embiid: 27 Pts on 7/8 FTJames Harden: 29 Pts on 11/11 FTEmbiid with a little something for Ty Lue after this bucket lol Josh Reynolds March 26, 2022And so, always loyal, Sixers Prez Daryl Morey defended his guys on Twitter:. offense would rank 30th without free throwsSay it with me again - players are fouled because the other team cannot stop them.. h/t r/sixers