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Sixers @ Grizzlies February 15th Game Thread

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Philadelphia 76ers (26-28)

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Memphis Grizzlies (30-26)

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TV: TCN-PHI

Tip Time: 8:00 EST

Location: FedEx Forum

Vegas Line: 3 (Grizzlies)

Previous Meetings: 94-99 L

Mortal Enemies of the Night: Straight Outta Vancouver

76ers vs Grizzlies coverage

Rankings

  • Offensive Rating: 76ers 19th, Memphis 17th
  • Defensive Rating: 76ers 10th, Memphis 9th
  • eFG%: 76ers 18th, Memphis 21st
  • Def eFG%: 76ers: 6th, Memphis 16th
  • Off Reb%: 76ers 23rd, Memphis 7th
  • Def Reb%: 76ers 10th, Memphis 24th
  • TO%: 76ers 3rd, Memphis 12th
  • Def TO%: 76ers 15th, Memphis 3rd

Home/Road

  • Sixers: 9-19 on the road, having gone 8-10 in their last 18.
  • Grizzlies: 18-8 at home

Streaks

  • The Grizzlies are 8-2 in their last 10, including wins against Nuggets, Magic and @ Thunder and @ 76ers
  • The Sixers are 7-3 in their last 10, including wins against the Spurs, @ Hawks, Knicks, and Nuggets.
  • Averages over last 10 games:
    • Andre Iguodala is averaging 7.8 assists to only 1.8 turnovers over his last 10 games, while scoring 15.3 points on 47% from the field
    • Jodie Meeks is averaging 12 points per game 26 minutes over that span, making 2.2 three's per game on 43%
    • Elton Brand is averaging 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.4 blocks, on 54.5% shooting
    • Evan Turner is averaging 3.4 assists to only 0.5 turnovers, while shooting 44.8% from the field.

Playoff implications

  • The Sixers are 1.5 games behind the Knicks, who are off tonight. They are 1 game ahead of the Indiana (play Miami tonight), and 2.5 games ahead of Charlotte, who play Chicago.

Injuries/Lineup News

  • Tony Battie will be out tonight due to a left wrist injury.
  • O.J. Mayo will return for his first game back after a 10 game PED suspension.
Lineups
  • PG: Jrue Holiday vs. Mike Conley
  • SG: Jodie Meeks vs. Sam Young
  • SF: Andre Iguodala vs. Rudy Gay
  • PF: Elton Brand vs. Zach Randolph
  • C: Spencer Hawes vs. Marc Gasol
Prediction
  • 103-94 Sixers