On Monday, the Sixers caused Steve Nash, one of the game's greatest guards in the twilight of his career, to have one of his worst games all season. Tonight, they'll face one of the brightest young guards in Memphis' O.J. Mayo who is leading all rookies with 19.4 ppg.
It'll be the Sixers final game before the All Star break. They've won three straight and finishing off with another win could be a boon for this young squad. Thaddeus Young will be the only player active this weekend when he'll play in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge.
Tony DiLeo thinks this may be Andre Iguodala's final All Star break off for a while, "I told Andre to enjoy this break, because this will be [his] last
break at All-Star weekend. I firmly believe it. He didn't have a great start and maybe the team didn't have a great
start, but if he and the team continue to play like this going into
next year, he has to be an All-Star."
I'm not as sold. The shooting guard/small forward positions in the East is always super competitive and has some of the games best players. I'd love to see Andre continue to get better, but an All Star nod seems like a stretch unless this team really turns into a dominant team in the East. Kind of like how Mo Williams got the nod due to the Cavs success. And he barely got the nod.
The Griz will be without Rudy Gay who has also dropped out of the dunk contest this weekend to make room for Nuggets jumpman J.R. Smith.
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As many citizens in Puerto Rico continue to struggle with the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Villanova basketball has decided to use its platform to raise money for relief.
The Villanova men’s and women’s teams will host an exhibition doubleheader Nov. 1 at the Jake Nevin Field House, with all ticket sales benefiting the organization “Unidos Por Puerto Rico.” Villanova is also encouraging fans to make additional donations at this website.
The Wildcats women's team will play East Stroudsburg (Division II) at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow, with a contest against Drexel at 8:30 p.m.
“The impact of Hurricane Irma on our fellow citizens of Puerto Rico has been tragic,” Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson said. “We are grateful that the NCAA is permitting its members to participate in making donations in this unique way as we get ready for the college basketball season. I hope the Nova Nation will join us in supporting this relief effort.”
The men’s team, ranked No. 6 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, was upset by Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season after a national championship campaign in 2015-16.
The Villanova women finished last season 20-15 overall, making a run to the semifinals of the WNIT before falling to Michigan, 65-11.
Both teams start the regular season Nov. 10, with the women visiting Hartford and the men taking on Columbia at the Wells Fargo Center.