No Shortage of Goal Scorers Here

No Shortage of Goal Scorers Here

When he came over in the Peter Forsberg deal last season, Scottie Upshall wasn't much of a known commodity here in Philly. But he quickly brought his game up and showed a great scoring touch, becoming a fast Level favorite. Scottie Upside missed the season's first 7 games with a broken wrist, but he's returned, and so have the goals. He picked up two of the Flyers' three last night, showing us again that this team is loaded with guys who can score.

Not to be outshined, Mike Richards could very well lead the club in goals and points when all is said and done, as he lit the lamp for the 10th time. The game-winning goal was already his third short-hander of the season. Richards' and Upshall's goals proved to be enough to top a tough Islanders team, 3-2, last night.

Quick Hits:
The Flyers did not beat the Islanders last season, but have taken the first two contests this time around... I'm a big Keith Jones fan, so if he's gonna take a night off to do his Versus duty, I was glad to hear the great voice and insights of Mr. Bill Clement... Simon Gagne continues to sit with a concussion dehydration... Another great game from Marty Biron, and the Flyers were once again outshot, with fewer than 20 SOG... Former Flyer Ruslan Fedotenko caught Jason Smith up high with a stick (not called), and while the Captain gathered himself, Fedetenko had to answer to Mike Knuble, although it was broken up before Rusty got his ass handed to him... Rory Fitzpatrick tangled with the Isles'  Tim Jackman (there's a fighter's name), adding to the Flyers' league-lead in fights (19).

You'll find your highlights right there after the jump.

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati


CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

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Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.