5. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons – Sat, Dec. 2
Player to watch: Ben Simmons (Sixers)
The young stars of the Philadelphia 76ers are about to face one of the toughest weeks of their season. Simmons and Joel Embiid have fans excited about a potential playoff push, and this week will mark a major test for the young team to see if it can hang around. Yes, the team has been rolling lately—it’s won three straight and 10 of its last 13 (heading into Monday, Nov. 27)—but the Sixers are about to face off against two of the best teams in the conference: The NBA-best Celtics (on Nov. 30), and the Central Division-leading Pistons (on Dec. 2). The Sixers currently sit fifth in the East. Will they be able to stay there through Christmas, and can they crack the playoffs? This week will be a perfect litmus test.
The 76ers host the Pistons on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
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