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10 Sixers games to rewatch

Andrew Porter
March 24, 2020 - 11:19 am
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We miss sports. I miss sports, especially basketball. We were in the midst of an amazing NBA season (despite the Sixers' struggles) and I was excited to see the result. Now, even if it resumes, there will always be an asterisk on 2019-2020. 

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The Sixers will be fine. They have Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. They have a good nucleus. They're talented. They just need to get healthy and stay healthy for an extended period of time, something they have not done all season long. 

But anyway, while you're quarantined, here are 10 amazing Sixers games you can rewatch. 

 

10. Sixers lose to Rockets 123-118 on January 27th, 2017

You may be thinking, why do you have a random Sixers' January loss on this? Because this game had a lot and it represented a lot for the 76ers. 

First, Joel Embiid forced his way back into the lineup with a knee contusion because it was a nationally televised game at home against James Harden, one of the biggest game's of Embiid's life at the time. Jo went for 32 points (11-20 FG, 4-6 3 FG, 6-6 FT), 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks in 28 minutes. If Embiid was able to play more minutes, the Sixers probably win this game. 

The Sixers, and Embiid, gained respect because of this performance. 

Also, Embiid would basically miss the entire month of January after playing in this game. 

Secondly, Harden went bananas, some historic stuff, truly one of the greatest live performances I've ever seen live. 51, 13, and 13 on 16-28 shooting! Harden became the first player in NBA history with multiple 50-point triple-doubles in a single season.

9. Sixers vs. Heat - Game 4, Round 1 in 2011

For me, as a basketball fan, it's always cool to go back and watch LeBron and Wade play together. They were a sight to see. The Sixers were no match for that Heat team, but on this day Lou Williams hit one of the biggest shots of his life in his hometown to beat that Heat team in a playoff game

8. Sixers vs. Celtics - Game 7, EC Seminfinals in 2012

Another Sixers loss, but this game was grossly interesting. 85-75! 160 total points. I can't even imagine how that's possible. Also, the Sixers had no business even being in this game, and actually had a shot to reach the conference finals. This game was also shown the new Adam Sandler film Uncut Gems. 

7. The Ben Simmons-Jared Dudley game

Game 3, 2019, Sixers-Nets Eastern Conference round one of the playoffs. The game after Jared Dudley made those comments about Ben Simmons. In Brooklyn. Simmons went OFF. 31 points on 11-13 shooting, 9-11, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals and a 16-point Sixers win. 

6. Joel Embiid's Philly debut - October 2016

Another Sixers' loss, but come on, Embiid's Philly debut was electric. Sixers went toe-to-toe with the Thunder and Embiid had 20 and 7 in 20 minutes on national TV. 

5. The Quad-Doink Game

OK, I'm sorry this is getting ridiculous. Another loss. But I think this game is important to rewatch. First off, it's an amazing game. Secondly, you have to appreciate the adversity, the challenges, and the obstacles in life to enjoy the results. You have to learn to love to lose, to trust the process, all of that stuff is true. If we truly practice what we preach, we have to love this game. We have to be convinced this is game that will catapult Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons into winners. It gave them the experience that all champions are required to have. 

4. 76ers win the NBA Finals - May of 1983

A win! You deserved it. After all of those losses let's end strong. This is best win in the franchise's history, a 115-108 championship winning win. Moses Malone had 24 and 23! Andrew Toney had 23 and 9. Maurice Cheeks had 20 and 7. Dr. J had 21, 6, and 5. Total team effort. 

3. Sixers-Raptors Eastern Conference semi's - Game 5, 2001

After Vince Carter went for 50, it was Allen Iverson's turn. 52 points, 7 assists, 4 steals, on 21-32 FG, 8-14 3FG, and just ONE turnover in a 121-88 Sixers win. It truly might be the greatest all-around game of Allen Iverson's life. 

2. Sixers-Raptors Eastern Conference semi's - Game 7, 2001

Nothing like a Game 7 in sports. How about a Game 7 at home that comes down to a buzzer beater from Vince Carter, catapulting the Iverson-led Sixers to the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals. 

88-87, good guys. 

1. Sixers-Lakers NBA Finals - Game 1, 2001 

I'll never forget this game. The Tyrone Lue stepover game. The Raja Bell shots. Sixers down late in overtime and comeback to win. Iverson's big three with 1:19 in OT. Shaq and Kobe. Just an unreal game.