The Philadelphia 76ers entered the Staples Center Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers with a shortage of personnel. They didn’t have Joel Embiid, who is still out with the bone bruise injury and they didn’t have Tony Bradley or Vincent Poirier who were sent to the George Hill trade.
That meant veteran Dwight Howard was the only great man on the roster. The Sixers started Mike Scott at center in an effort to keep Howard in his regular role with the bench unit, but Howard hurt Philadelphia a bit early on.
Howard was messing with Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell for the entire first quarter and once the fourth was over Howard hit Harrell and that was it. The 17-year veteran received another technical foul and was expelled from the basketball game.
Dwight Howard just got kicked out of the ball game.
– Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) March 26, 2021
Now that Howard is gone, the only other real great man on the list now is rookie Paul Reed, who is just 6-foot-9. The Sixers also have Simmons, who is 6-foot-10, so Philadelphia will likely use him as a center at some point in this game.
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