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Sixers vs. Timberwolves: 3 storylines to watch and how to live stream the game

Sixers vs. Timberwolves: 3 storylines to watch and how to live stream the game

There are an abundance of storylines to look out for as the Sixers (28-16) play the Timberwolves (21-22) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.

Here are the essentials for the game. 

• When: 7 p.m. ET with Sixers Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.
• Where: Wells Fargo Center Center
• Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
• Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

And here are our three storylines to watch.

The return

All eyes will be on Jimmy Butler as he matches up against his former team for the first time tonight. Since Butler made it clear he wanted out of Minnesota, there will be a lot of attention surrounding the current Sixers shooting guard. Butler has not made any recent comments about tonight’s matchup.

The return 2.0

It will also be Robert Covington and Dario Saric’s return to Wells Fargo Center, but Covington is sidelined with a right ankle injury. T.J. McConnell said it will be weird to see Covington and Saric in different uniforms, and Joel Embiid said there is a humorous locker room void without Saric. I think the fans of Philadelphia will also have a special place in their hearts for both of these two guys, and I’m excited to see what the fans do when Saric checks into the game for the first time.

Marc Zumoff’s 25 years!

The Sixers are celebrating Marc Zumoff’s 25 years as the Sixers' play-by-play announcer, which means we’ve got a lot of surprises in store on our broadcast tonight! Zumoff will be calling his 1,883rd regular season game tonight and will ring the ceremonial Liberty Bell just before tip. Stay glued to the broadcast, because we have so many fun things to share with you!

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Sixers vs. Knicks: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

Sixers vs. Knicks: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

The Sixers (8-5) return to the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday to take on the Knicks (4-10) after a disappointing road trip.

Here are the essentials for tonight’s game:

When: 7 p.m. ET with Sixers Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center
Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

And here are three storylines to watch:

Home cooking

Yes, the Sixers starting 8-5 is disappointing, and with the amount of talent they have, they should be better.

But they’ve had a brutal schedule to start the season. Not necessarily in the teams they’ve played, but with the amount they’ve had to travel. If it feels like you’ve barely seen the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center, it’s because that’s the case. Just four of their first 13 games have been at home.

Wednesday’s game is the start of 14 of their next 20 at home. Thought it’s been only four games, the Sixers currently have the best defensive rating in the NBA at home. They still have other things to figure out, but this stretch should help. 

Richardson out

With Josh Richardson suddenly out (hip), this will be yet another contest where the Sixers will not have their starting five together. The starting unit has started and finished only four games. Richardson had been playing well recently so the timing is especially unfortunate.

It will likely be Furkan Korkmaz getting the starting nod Wednesday. You should expect to see plenty of rookie Matisse Thybulle as well. Thybulle's minutes have been down recently, but this seems like the ideal opportunity to give the first-round pick extended run.

Bold strategy

It was an odd strategy when the Knicks decided to sign ALL the power forwards this offseason. Fourteen games in, the strategy isn’t any less head-scratching. Philly native Marcus Morris has played well, but New York is 4-10 and looking like they’ll be watching ping pong ball this summer.

They do have young pieces that are intriguing. Though Knicks fans clamored for Zion Williamson, his Duke teammate, R.J. Barrett, has been excellent in his rookie campaign. The No. 3 overall pick is third on the team in scoring (15.8 points per game) and is shooting a surprising 37 percent from three.

But it seems head coach David Fizdale is more interested in playing the team’s vets than giving time to high flyer Mitchell Robinson and second-year players Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier. To each their own.

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Sixers release hype video officially revealing 2019-20 City Edition uniforms

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Sixers release hype video officially revealing 2019-20 City Edition uniforms

While a sneak peek last night from Sixers president Chris Heck teased the City Edition uniforms, they were officially revealed Wednesday morning with this epic hype video.

It seemed next to impossible to top last year’s design, as the theme was centered around local icon Rocky Balboa. Yes, Rocky is real and an icon but don’t get me started on that right now.

One season later and the Sixers went the historic route again, this time drawing inspiration from the iconic rich history of Philadelphia's culture. You can certainly appreciate the classic design, though they do seem fairly similar to the City Edition uniforms from the 2017-18 season.


Image credit: Twitter, NBA, NBC Sports Philadelphia 

Once it was hinted that the uniform had a copper stripe as an ode to the Liberty Bell, I was thinking of a National Treasure-esque hype video … but this one is equal to (who am I kidding, this is definitely way better) what I could’ve imagined. The artist, Alix Philogene, narrated the video to describe the everyday people of Philadelphia and the grind this city has in a tribute called "What is Philly."

Check it out:

 

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