Transition defense will be a big factor on whether the Sixers stand a chance against the defending champs. The Warriors scored 32 fast-break points in the teams' first meeting of the season.
The Sixers announced Friday that the terms of his current contract have been restructured and the fifth-year forward has signed a four-year extension reportedly worth a combined $61.5 million
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons struggled in an earlier meeting with the Warriors.
Embiid is the first player in NBA history with at least 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks and seven assists in a game.
Embiid had a transcendent game Wednesday night against the Lakers. But Simmons' great play for the Sixers and his campaign against the NBA's age limit and the NCAA could lead to broader change in basketball.
"One thing about me is that I've never been a player that's given up," the forward says.
Joel Embiid finished with 46 points - and just two turnovers.
Is is possible to track things such as chemistry, mood, heart and effort? With technology rapidly advancing, the answer could be yes.
Joel Embiid also had 15 rebounds, 7 assists, and 7 blocked shots in the 115-109 victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Joel Embiid was first player in NBA history with at least 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks and seven assists in a game. He was first Sixer to score at least 40 since Allen Iverson had 45 in 2006.
The small forward's s deal is reportedly for four years, $62 million.
The Sixers are off to their best start through 13 games since the 2012-13 season.
Embiid just did rehabilitation work on the side while his teammates were on the court.