Sixers head coach Doc Rivers told us ahead of Saturday’s game between the Sixers and Nuggets that he thought the situation had to be postponed.
Mike Scott is enthusiastic, giving the Sixers at least eight players, but Rivers doesn’t think he is strong enough to appear in the 32-year-old NBA game, having missed the past four matches with a bruised left knee.
“I think we have eight players,” Rivers said on Saturday. “One of them was injured in Mike Scott. I can tell you that there is no way I will hit him. I don’t think he should play. “
On Tuesday, Scott played 46 minutes and scored 16 points from the 137-134 Overtime Sixers during the heat he was asked about the sequence of events that made him move. But didn’t play in the Denver games
“That’s what it is,” he said, “what you just said.”
How is his communication with the river leading up to the game?
“You have to ask the doctor,” he said. “I’m not a Snitch.”
Joel Embiid, after leading the Sixers to victory with 45 points and 16 rebounds with Miami, had more expansion in the matter. He was cut from Saturday’s game on back stiffness, which Rivers said Embiid had started complaining about the night before. Ben Simmons was also sitting with a swelling in his left knee, although this was not shown in the game’s initial injury report and the Sixers were later fined $ 25,000 for not listing him.
“It looks like other games will continue. (Postponed) But we, I guess the league keeps us playing, ”Embiid said. Play enough to compete as in other teams, they don’t have that many players and in the league. It didn’t hurt them to play the players just to make sure the game took place.
“Unfortunately, it’s the next one, can’t complain about it, the win still counts, the loss is still there, we have to win all this, we have to keep fighting until they come back and that. Is our job. “
Embid’s response on Tuesday was relatively light compared to his recent Twitter activity.
While there is no evidence of an NBA conspiracy with the Sixers, Embiid’s stance is fair enough. Six NBA games have been postponed this season, including the last three of the Celtics, with the COVID-19 protocol making the team unable to field eight players. Perhaps the late Simmons and Embiid’s injury reporting have something to do with the league’s clear desire to avoid Saturday’s postponement.
The Sixers had two healthier players than Miami on Tuesday as eight members of the Heat were sidelined due to health and safety measures, in addition to Seth Curry, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, Tobias Harris. , Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton and Vincent Poirier were also opposed to the Heat, Furkan Korkmaz was sidelined by the left ad line.
Terrance Ferguson now has to clear the league’s protocol after being away from the team for personal reasons. Rivers thought to be The “possibility” Harris, The Bull, Milton and Poirier will return after the mini-series of Sixers vs. the Heat, which is scheduled to conclude on Thursday.
To Saturday’s game, there are still no satisfactory answers. Whatever Scott knows, there are no questions he keeps with himself.