Reached the finish line of the regular season of the NBA. In one of the most interesting signboard meetings of the day, we are waiting for the confrontation of "Orlando" against "Philadelphia". The second consecutive game will take place on May 17 at 02:00 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared for you its forecast for this game.
The Sixers are doing well for the season, ranking first in the East. The new coach of the "Philadelphia", Rivers, has something to prove, because he is easily motivated by himself and transmits energy to his young players. The Sixers have everything they need to surpass last year's record and reach at least the conference finals. Now the team is preparing for playoff games, but still often wins, as it was in the last meeting against Orlando.
This season has been a nightmare for Orlando. After a confident start, the team began to get bogged down with injuries, and then a long quarantine confused all the cards for the coaches and alternately knocked many basketball players out of the game. As a result, "Orlando" fell to the bottom of the standings and will not get into the playoffs. In recent meetings, the game has again become sloppy, and injuries do not allow the players to express themselves at their best. In the last match, the Magic lost to Philadelphia on the road without a chance.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Orlando - Isaac (knee injury), Fultz (knee injury), Porter (leg injury), Ross (back injury), Carter-Williams (ankle injury), Ennis (calf injury).
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended with the victory of "Philadelphia" 122: 97.
- In their last five games, Philadelphia has won just three times.
- Orlando has a poor six-game losing streak.
The clear favorite in this confrontation looks like "Philadelphia", which has a more powerful squad and is now in good shape, as it proved in the last meeting. In turn, "Orlando" is not in the best conditions now and simply finishes the season, losing in every meeting. I think the hosts will win again with confidence.