Embiid and Philadelphia host Morant and the Grizzlies

February 22, 2023 GMT

Memphis Grizzlies (35-22, second in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (38-19, third in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -4; over/under is 228.5

BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the league’s top scorers, Joel Embiid and Ja Morant, meet when Philadelphia and Memphis hit the court. Embiid ranks second in the NBA averaging 33.1 points per game and Morant is eighth in the league averaging 27.3 points per game.

The 76ers have gone 23-8 at home. Philadelphia is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 14.3 fast break points per game led by Tyrese Maxey averaging 3.9.

The Grizzlies are 11-17 on the road. Memphis is the top team in the Western Conference with 59.1 points per game in the paint led by Morant averaging 14.9.

The two teams match up for the second time this season. The Grizzlies defeated the 76ers 117-109 in their last meeting on Dec. 3. Morant led the Grizzlies with 28 points, and Embiid led the 76ers with 35 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: James Harden is shooting 38.9% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the 76ers, while averaging 21.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 10.8 assists. Embiid is averaging 27.6 points and 9.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Dillon Brooks averages 1.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Grizzlies, scoring 14.8 points while shooting 31.2% from beyond the arc. Morant is shooting 48.0% and averaging 22.3 points over the past 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 113.4 points, 40.4 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points per game.

Grizzlies: 4-6, averaging 111.8 points, 41.9 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 9.9 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Furkan Korkmaz: day to day (personal).

Grizzlies: Steven Adams: out (knee).


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