The 39-18 Philadelphia 76ers will end a four-game homestand Wednesday night against the NBA’s best road team, the 41-16 Phenix Suns.
Here’s what to watch:
Best road team in the NBA
Every team in the NBA besides has double-digit road losses, except for the Suns.
The Suns are 18-7 on the road.
Phoenix should be close to full strength (Abdel Nader is out with right knee soreness and Dario Saric is probable with left ankle soreness) which means this will be a difficult matchup for the Sixers regardless of who they have available.
Chris Paul has 59 assists and three turnovers over his last six games. Devin Booker scored 36 points the last time he faced the Sixers and has averaged 29.7 points per game and shot 47.9% from three-point range in his career against the team. Mikal Bridges has improved his three-point percentage to 41.7% and, along with Deandre Ayton, started every game this season. All per NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
4 questionable Sixers
After missing the Monday’s loss to the Goldan State Warriors, Ben Simmons (illness) and Tobias Harris (right knee soreness) are questionable.
Sixers head coach Doc Rivers said Monday he didn’t have much information about Simmons’ illness other than it not related to COVID-19. Rivers said pregame that Harris was trending in the right direction and that the Sixers were taking a careful approach.
Joel Embiid (left knee recovery) and Seth Curry (left hip flexor recovery) were added as questionable on the 1:30 P.M. injury report.
Big news as Sixers hope to maintain the No. 1 seed
James Harden experienced a setback while rehabbing his right hamstring injury and is out indefinitely, the Brooklyn Nets announced Tuesday. He’s “back to square one,” Nets head coach Steve Nash told reporters.
Kevin Durant’s left thigh contusion is considered a day-to-day injury, according to Nash.
When: 7:00 P.M. E.S.T.
Where: Wells Fargo Center
Broadcast: NBA TV, NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic