Embiid and the 76ers face the Nuggets
Denver Nuggets (34-15, first in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (31-16, second in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia into a matchup with Denver. He leads the NBA averaging 33.4 points per game.
The 76ers have gone 18-7 at home. Philadelphia scores 114.6 points while outscoring opponents by 3.9 points per game.
The Nuggets have gone 12-11 away from home. Denver ranks fifth in the NBA scoring 16.7 fast break points per game led by Michael Porter Jr. averaging 3.1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is averaging 33.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 blocks for the 76ers. James Harden is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Nah’Shon Hyland averages 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Nuggets, scoring 12.4 points while shooting 38.5% from beyond the arc. Nikola Jokic is shooting 64.1% and averaging 20.0 points over the last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 8-2, averaging 121.8 points, 40.9 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.0 points per game.
Nuggets: 8-2, averaging 115.7 points, 41.8 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 9.1 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.3 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: Furkan Korkmaz: day to day (shoulder).
Nuggets: Nikola Jokic: day to day (hamstring), Jack White: day to day (shoulder), Collin Gillespie: out (leg), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: day to day (wrist), Michael Porter Jr.: day to day (personal).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.