Your pregame warm-up should include reading Kevin Pelton's Insider Preview. And stretching. Lots of stretching.
The 76ers rank 29th of the 30 NBA teams in defensive rebounding percentage (67.0%), while the Sonics are grabbing a third of their own misses to rank second in the NBA.
Without a serious shot blocker, the Sonics will need to keep Allen Iverson out of the paint. Chris Wilcox also needs to expose Chris Webber early on in the game and see if he can get him into some foul trouble, or at least render him ineffective.