Philadelphia: The greatest city in the world

March 4, 2021
The GIST: ICYMI, it’s finally March, but instead of thinking about what happened last March, we’re feeling pumped for all the basketball that’s going down. The Sixers and the Villanova men’s team both had big wins last night, so let’s shoot.
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Philadelphia: The greatest city in the world
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Sixers: The top-of-the East Sixers faced off against the Western Conference No. 1 Utah Jazz last night, and let’s just say our palms are still a little sweaty. The Sixers pulled out the 131–123 overtime win thanks to monstrous efforts by Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris. We’re calling it now: Philly in four.

  • Embiid scored a clutch three-pointer to send them into overtime, and Harris took it from there, scoring 11 of the teams’ 13 in overtime. Damn.
  • Now all we have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the NBA fawning over our No. 1 Sixers as we catch Embiid and Simmons in the All-Star game on Sunday. Life is sweet at the top.

Wildcats: In a decisive 72–60 win over the No. 14-ranked Creighton Bluejays, the No. 10-ranked Wildcats showed no mercy. Guard Justin Moore led the team with 24 points, followed by forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl with 14 and guard Brandon Slater with 11. The bad news? Collin Gillespie left the game with a knee injury late in the first half.

While we’re not completely panicked (yet), the senior guard is a team leader and a huge part of ’Nova’s success this season. It’d leave a major hole on the court if Gillespie were to miss the postseason. *deep breaths*