76ers Focusing on Defending Home Court
The Sixers have played six of their last eight games at home, and nine of their next 10 also are scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center. Coach Doug Collins has emphasized the importance of winning these early home games, because the Sixers close the season playing nine of their last 11 on the road.
“We can’t let them come in here and beat us on our home court – we’ve got to defend our home court,” Collins said, noting that the Sixers have home games coming up against Denver and Atlanta. “We’ve got two important home games, and then we go to Miami to play a big game there.”
Relayed the message, Sixers guard Jrue Holiday said this has been the team’s approach all season.
“He has always emphasized that,” Holiday said. “Our home court is our home court. You don’t want anybody breaking into your home.”