After a few weeks of a packed schedule and limited players, due to Covid-19 protocols, the Sixers finally had a full practice with an almost full team. Doc Rivers spoke post-practice and said that he finally thought today’s practice was the “Sixers” and not the “7 Sixers”, referencing the team when they lost more than half the team to injuries and Covid-19 protocols this season.
Doc spoke a lot about today’s practice, saying the team needed it, although he did acknowledge that he may have gone over too much. This was the first time they had a pretty much fully healthy practice, missing only Seth Curry. They reviewed a lot according to Doc, and he said it was a good test for the coaching staff to see what the players did know well, and what they didn’t.
Asked about if the practice time was to help cut down on turnovers Doc said that he thought the turnovers were “just bad basketball” and that the guys were trying to force things. He thinks having Joel and eventually Seth back should help clear up some of the bad turnovers. He also said he expects Joel to play tomorrow.
“It’s like a pair of jeans, wear them a few times they loosen up throw them in the washer and they tighten back up”Matisse Thybulle on being able to get back to practice today.
The 76ers play the Boston Celtics at home tomorrow night at 7 pm.
Note: The latest injury report only had Vincent Poirier (health and safety protocols) and Mike Scott (knee) listed as out tomorrow. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer Seth Curry has been cleared to play in tomorrow’s game.