76ers face the Spurs on 5-game win streak

January 6, 2022 GMT

San Antonio Spurs (14-22, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (20-16, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia will look to keep its five-game win streak intact when the 76ers take on San Antonio.

The 76ers are 7-8 in home games. Philadelphia ranks last in the Eastern Conference recording only 42.1 rebounds per game led by Andre Drummond averaging 9.0.

The Spurs are 8-12 on the road. San Antonio is 10-11 in games decided by 10 or more points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Curry averages 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the 76ers, scoring 15.6 points while shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc. Joel Embiid is averaging 25.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and four assists over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

Dejounte Murray is averaging 17.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.9 steals for the Spurs. Derrick White is averaging 15.5 points and 6.1 assists over the past 10 games for San Antonio.


LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 108.6 points, 41.4 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.8 points per game.

Spurs: 5-5, averaging 116.8 points, 49.2 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Matisse Thybulle: out (health and safety protocols), Shake Milton: out (back), Paul Reed: out (health protocols), Jaden Springer: out (health and safety protocols).

Spurs: Doug McDermott: out (health protocols), Devontae Cacok: out (health and safety protocols), Lonnie Walker IV: out (health protocols), Zach Collins: out (ankle).


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