Philadelphia plays Brooklyn, seeks 5th straight home win
Brooklyn Nets (38-37, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (47-27, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia hosts Brooklyn trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak.
The 76ers are 7-8 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia ranks fourth in the NBA with 26.9 assists per game. Ben Simmons leads the 76ers averaging 7.8.
The Nets are 7-6 against the rest of their division. Brooklyn is 13-19 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Nets won the last matchup between these two teams 127-124 on Dec. 12. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 39 points to help lead Brooklyn to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: JJ Redick leads the 76ers with 3.1 made 3-pointers and averages 17.6 points while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc. Mike Scott is averaging 1.3 made 3-pointers and 5.9 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
D’Angelo Russell leads the Nets averaging 20.9 points and is adding 3.7 rebounds. Dinwiddie has averaged 2.2 made 3-pointers and scored 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 6-4, averaging 114.5 points, 48.9 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points on 40.4 percent shooting.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 112.4 points, 50.9 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points on 45.0 percent shooting.
76ers Injuries: James Ennis III: day to day (quad), Mike Scott: day to day (back), Furkan Korkmaz: out (torn right meniscus).
Nets Injuries: Allen Crabbe: out (knee).