Philadelphia 76ers: 5 must-see November matchups

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1. Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers. Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30 PM.

Oh, what could have been.

As if Saturday night basketball needed more hype, Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler makes his first return to Philly. His decision to leave Philadelphia left a lot of questions in a city seemingly aligned with the gritty, no-nonsense aura Butler is known for.

In an interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Butler may have added a little fire to this matchup by saying, “nobody knows what went on in Philly, and we’re going to leave it that way.”

Back in August, Sixers forward Mike Scott said in an interview with Zach Gelb of CBS sports he expects Sixers fans to “boo the s***” out of Jimmy Butler in his return to Philadephia.

Despite no hard feelings from Scott, tensions will be high.

The surprisingly hot (no pun intended) Miami Heat have overachieved to start the 2019-20 season.

As of today, the 6-2 Heat are second in the Eastern Conference. One of their greatest attributes is their balanced scoring, as six Heat players average between 13.0 and 18.8 PPG.

Rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro are among these six players. Both rookies have had a solid start to their careers.

Nunn especially seems to have come out of nowhere, averaging 17.4 PPG this season. The undrafted rookie even found himself a spot on the most recent Rookie Ladder, courtesy of

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Old friends and new faces will collide in this matchup, and it looks to be (surprisingly) a battle of the East’s elite.