Doc Rivers discusses Daniel House Jr.’s return in Sixers win at home


The Philadelphia 76ers have dealt with a lot of injuries and guys being in and out of the lineup as something that has held them back a little bit. Even in Friday’s win over the Golden State Warriors, the Sixers were still dealing with injuries.

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Still missing Tyrese Maxey, the Sixers lost Furkan Korkmaz to a non-COVID illness and then Tobias Harris to a sore back before the contest began. Philadelphia had to overcome those issues to beat the Warriors, who were also dealing with injuries of their own.

On the positive side of the injury, the Sixers welcomed Danuel House Jr. back in the lineup after missing three games with a left leg laceration. He had six points and knocked down a three-pointer in 15 minutes of playing time.

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“It’s tough for him,” coach Doc Rivers said. “In the second half I thought he was better. I really wanted to start him today (Friday) to get more shots on the floor, but he literally didn’t play. We kept him out in the first quarter, I literally kept him out on the floor, literally for conditioning, and he knew what I was doing, so it worked out.”

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The Sixers will now look to expand their team further and will need House Jr. he stayed healthy to stay in the rotation. Rivers will then need to come up with a stable rotation as they move forward with their title plans.


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