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Philadelphia: You and yours vs. me and mine

Basketball

The GIST: While the city of Philadelphia is deep in snow, our NBA and NHL teams are getting deep into their seasons. So today, weโ€™re giving you a rundown of where our teams are currently and what their trajectories look like for the rest of the season.

February 08, 2021
Source: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports
Source: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports

๐Ÿ€Sixers: The Sixers beat the Brooklyn Nets (who, we should mention, were without stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant), 124โ€“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, weโ€™re expecting only bigger and better things from the Sixers...like a big ring

๐Ÿ’Flyers: The Flyers crushed the Washington Capitals 7โ€“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 Flyersโ€™ second-place position in the East Division and signals that Philly has the Grit(ty) to make it to the playoffs.