The Denver Nuggets take on the Memphis Grizzlies in a game this evening with multiple implications for the Sixers. Philadelphia is currently battling Memphis for the worst record in the league with the Celtics trying to make it a three team race. Sixers fans have adopted the Griz as our second team for the rest of the season. In the big story line, Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony are set to take the court tonight for the first time as teammates.
With the Sixers set to receive the Nuggets first round draft pick, Philly fans are hoping for 'Melo and Iverson to clash in a way that causes the Nuggets to fall in the standings. Denver's currently in the 7th playoff spot in the West.
In this ESPN piece, the two stars talk about the anticipation of how their games will mesh together.
>>Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony Bowling [YouTube]
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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.
Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.
The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.
Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.
Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.
It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).
The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.
There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.
Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.