Philadelphia: You and yours vs. me and mine

February 8, 2021
The GIST: While the city of Philadelphia is deep in snow, our NBA and NHL teams are getting deep into their seasons. So today, we’re giving you a rundown of where our teams are currently and what their trajectories look like for the rest of the season.
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Philadelphia: You and yours vs. me and mine
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🏀Sixers: The Sixers beat the Brooklyn Nets (who, we should mention, were without stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant), 124–108 on Saturday. Center Joel Embiid and forward Tobias Harris continue to lead the team in both points and that Philly energy.

  • The team has really taken off recently, with some key players returning from injury and guard Ben Simmons and rookie Matisse Thybulle making major (and consistent) contributions to the squad.
  • As long as they can keep fending off those pesky Milwaukee Bucks, we’re expecting only bigger and better things from the a big ring.

🏒Flyers: The Flyers crushed the Washington Capitals 7–4 yesterday thanks to a hat trick by center Scott Laughton and the return of goalie Carter Hart, defenseman Philippe Myers, and center Sean Couturier, who missed games earlier this week due to injuries.

  • This decisive win solidifies the Flyers’ second-place position in the East Division and signals that Philly has the Grit(ty) to make it to the playoffs.