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How to watch Sixers vs. Nets Game 4: Start time, TV, and live streaming info

How to watch Sixers vs. Nets Game 4: Start time, TV, and live streaming info

After big wins in Games 2 and 3, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to jump out to a commanding 3-1 series lead in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday afternoon.

NBC Sports Philadelphia has you covered with your local broadcast crew — Marc Zumoff, Alaa Abdelnaby and Serena Winters — for Game 4 (and the rest of the series against Brooklyn). Here’s the full lineup for Game 4 on NBC Sports Philadelphia, plus streaming on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the MyTeams app:

2:00 p.m.: Sixers Pregame Live
3:00 p.m.: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers, Game 4
5:30 p.m.: Sixers Postgame Live
6:30 p.m.: 76ers Outsiders 

Access the live stream of the entire Game 2 lineup right here

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Living outside of Philly? 

If you’re a displaced Philly fan, you can still get your local Sixers news and analysis. NBC Sports Gold Philly Pass provides out-of-market fans access to Sixers Pregame Live, Sixers Postgame Live, Sixers Outsiders and plenty of other great NBC Sports Philadelphia content. Access Philly Pass here

Sixers mailbag: Suitors for Tobias Harris? Ben Simmons for LeBron James?

Sixers mailbag: Suitors for Tobias Harris? Ben Simmons for LeBron James?

We asked for your questions regarding how the season ended, free agency and the draft.

And you didn’t disappoint, Sixers fans.

So many questions came in that we had to split it up into two mailbags.

Here’s part one, touching on Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons and Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beater.

According to Keith Pompey, Harris will have plenty of suitors this offseason. Sixers fans really soured on Harris in a hurry. The emotions from the Toronto series are still raw and that 7-of-23 performance in a pivotal Game 4 is still fresh in everyone’s mind, but cut Harris a little slack.

This was just his second time in the postseason — the other time being when the Pistons were swept in 2015-16 — and he was actually excellent in the final three games of the Brooklyn series. Who outside of Jimmy Butler was consistently good in the second round? Harris had an All-Star caliber season, is just 26 and has improved every season of his career. I’m not saying the Sixers absolutely need to max him, but if they don’t, somebody will.

Speaking of “fixated,” there have been multiple people in my mentions about Walker. I guess because he dropped 60 on the Sixers this season everyone thinks he’s a world-beater. I like Walker a lot. He can go off any given night and would offer a strong complement to Ben Simmons.

But the reality is Walker is 6-foot-3, is not a good defender and is already 29 years old. At the same age, Butler is unequivocally the better option. He may not be a perfect fit on the floor, but he offers much more as a defender and is the kind of leader the Sixers have needed.

Any time you’re talking about the greatest player maybe ever, you have to consider it. The biggest concern for me would be that James doesn’t want to be here. He had his chance and chose L.A. for a reason. His family is happy there and he has aspirations for life after basketball. Also, it would seem like part of the Sixers’ appeal to James would be playing with Simmons.

James will turn 35 this season and is signed for two more years and then has a player option. Simmons will turn 23 this summer and is eligible to sign his rookie max extension which would keep him here for the next six seasons. I get being all-in for a championship, but you have to balance that with the future at least a little bit.

Sixers fans won’t like my answer, but I think the team’s fate is the same even if gets to OT. Joel Embiid had already played 45 minutes at that point and you would need him for every second of that overtime given how poorly they performed with him on the bench. 

Could Butler have worked his magic and gone off in OT? Maybe, but the Raptors seemed to have all the momentum down the stretch.

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Sixers Talk Podcast: Is Tobias Harris worth a max contract?

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Sixers Talk Podcast: Is Tobias Harris worth a max contract?

On this episode of Sixers Talk, Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick react to Joel Embiid getting on the NBA's Second Team All-Defense. Did he get disrespected at all?

How far away are the Sixers from winning the Eastern Conference? Which players do they need to bring back?

The guys disagree whether Tobias Harris should get offered a max contract. Also, how much belief is there in Elton Brand?

1:00 - Embiid getting disrespected on the All-NBA teams?
4:30 - Who should be First Team All-NBA?
10:00 - Can getting snubbed help Embiid?
15:00 - How far away are the Sixers from winning the East?
19:00 - Which players do the Sixers need to bring back? Is Harris worth max money?
24:00 - Biggest offseason priorities (after Jimmy Butler).
40:00 - How much faith do you have in Brand?

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