Anthony’s Opening Diatribe- A Rough Night For the Sixers
Anthony Gargano discussed a rough Sixers loss in his Opening Diatribe this morning…
“A difficult night for the fellas. It was a tough game. Double Overtime. We were talking about this rough week that the Sixers have in front of them. Beginning with last night and the home and home vs Chicago. Then of course the West Coast trip over the weekend with Golden State, Phoenix, and then Denver. I was hoping to make some hay vs Chicago. Really wanted to get both. Not only do you not get both, but you lose the first one at home in double OT. Man, that was rough. A rough start.
Joel was amazing. 44 minutes, 37 points, 16 boards. You could see how active he was. He fouls out. It was a shame. Melton had a great night. but Man, Harden just had that off night. I ate a bad fish type of night. He played his heart out. But 2-14, 0-6 from the 3-point night. He had one of those games great players will have.
He is the one player that scares me. I mean he is a great player. And he has been playing great ball. I am not going to have one bad game and panic. But he is the guy I always worry about. I know what I am going to get from Embiid. Maxey, I have an idea of what I am going to get. But Harden is so important to this mix… and this year he has done everything you want him to do. He is in great shape. But everything is tied to him. Whether or not they can beat Boston in the second round is all tied to Harden. That is what’s going to keep me up. He is playing great ball, but he is so vital to that team.”