Philadelphia takes on Orlando after Embiid’s 47-point game
Orlando Magic (19-31, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (32-16, second in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia plays the Orlando Magic after Joel Embiid scored 47 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 126-119 win over the Denver Nuggets.
The 76ers are 18-10 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia is fourth in the NBA giving up only 110.9 points per game while holding opponents to 47.4% shooting.
The Magic are 9-21 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 32.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 6.6.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The 76ers won 133-103 in the last matchup on Nov. 27.
TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is averaging 33.8 points, 10 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 blocks for the 76ers. James Harden is averaging 18.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 45.9% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 19.0 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 9-1, averaging 123.2 points, 41.0 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.3 points per game.
Magic: 4-6, averaging 113.8 points, 38.8 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.7 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.
Magic: Chuma Okeke: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.