Joel Embiid and the 76ers look to get back on track tonight against the Boston Celtics
The Philadelphia 76ers are back in action tonight after having their seven game winning streak snapped by the Charlotte Hornets at home last Wednesday night.
Tonight, they will look to get back on track against the Boston Celtics. The 76ers are currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-17 and winners of eight out of their last 10 games.
The Celtics continue to struggle, but enter tonight winners of three straight games. On the season, Boston is an even 21-21 and sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference.
Both team’s injury reports look relatively clean. As of 3PM, Boston only has Sam Hauser out (G League Two-Way) while the Sixers will be without Shake Milton (Back Contusion) and Danny Green (Right Hip). Braxton Key, Jaden Springer are both out on G League Assignments and well, Ben Simmons isn’t playing for obvious reasons.
76ers Defense During 7-1 Stretch
The Sixers are pretty healthy and have taken advantage of opponents that weren’t exactly at full strength over their recent 7-1 stretch. During that span, their defense has been tremendous, ranking seventh in the NBA allowing just 105 points per 100 possessions. (NBA Advanced Stats)
As if someone needed to tell you, the 76ers trending upwards has been a result of none other than Joel Embiid. During their 7-1 stretch, Embiid is averaging 32 points per game on 54.7% shooting from the floor. Embiid joined legendary company in the team’s loss to the Hornets, tying Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain for eight straight games of 30+ points.
Tonight, Embiid should take sole possession of the 76ers franchise record. Boston can’t defend the rim and every time these two teams play, Embiid makes them pay for it.
As always, tonight’s odds are brought to you by Parx Sportsbook, the official gambling partner of The Liberty Line.
|Boston Celtics||+3.5 (-109)||+128||O 208 (-112)|
|Philadelphia 76ers||-3.5 (-112)||-165||U 208 (-109)|
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31 and Done: Joel Embiid to Score 31+ Points vs Boston Celtics
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Wednesday night was a sloppy game from the Philadelphia 76ers. As a team, the Sixers turned the ball over 16 times, seven of which, came from Joel Embiid. In his first game back in action, Tyrese Maxey shot 4-for-13 from the field and only scored 10 points on the night.
I fully expect both of these things to change for the better tonight, with the 76ers getting back on track in the win column, while Embiid makes history with another 30+ point game.
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