Nets play the 76ers on 3-game win streak

December 16, 2021 GMT

Philadelphia 76ers (15-14, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (20-8, first in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn is looking to keep its three-game win streak intact when the Nets take on Philadelphia.

The Nets have gone 16-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is 8-6 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The 76ers are 0-5 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia is 2-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Nets won 114-109 in the last matchup on Oct. 22. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 29 points, and Seth Curry led the 76ers with 23 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: James Harden is averaging 20.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 9.6 assists for the Nets. Durant is averaging 31.7 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Andre Drummond is averaging 6.1 points and 9.5 rebounds for the 76ers. Curry is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 7-3, averaging 112.5 points, 46.9 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points per game.

76ers: 5-5, averaging 102.8 points, 42.1 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 7.7 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Paul Millsap: out (health and safety protocols), Jevon Carter: out (health and safety protocols), James Johnson: out (health and safety protocols), DeAndre’ Bembry: out (health and safety protocols), Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kyrie Irving: out (not with team), James Harden: out (health protocols), Bruce Brown: out (health protocols), LaMarcus Aldridge: out (health and safety protocols).

76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Grant Riller: out (shoulder), Georges Niang: out (health and safety protocols), Furkan Korkmaz: out (illness).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.