The Brooklyn Nets (29-17, fourth in the Eastern Conference) visit Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday to face the Philadelphia 76ers (30-16, second in the Eastern Conference) for the second time this season. Philadelphia leads the regular-season series between the two teams at 1-0.
In the first matchup, a 76ers 115-106 win on Nov. 22, Nets guard Ben Simmons was booed relentlessly in his return to Philadelphia after being traded to Brooklyn for guard James Harden. Philadelphia forward Tobias Harris scored 24 points to lead the 76ers to the win without the services of center Joel Embiid and Harden.
Coming into this game, the Nets have won two of their past six games. Brooklyn has been without superstar Kevin Durant for the past six games because of his sprained right MCL. The 76ers have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA recently as they have won eight of their past 10 games. Embiid and Harden should be available for this game so Brooklyn has its work out for them.
Here’s when and where you can tune in to see the matchup:
How to watch
Nets at 76ers notable injuries
Nets: OUT: Kevin Durant (knee).
76ers: OUT: Furkan Korkmaz (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: Joel Embiid (foot).
Probable starting lineups
Guard: Ben Simmons
Guard: Kyrie Irving
Forward: Joe Harris
Forward: Royce O’Neale
Center: Nic Claxton