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Sixers-Kings Game Thread

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Stay up and watch Joel Embiid. It’ll be worth it. Also, Nik Stauskas faces his former team. This is going to be exciting.

NBA: Sacramento Kings at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

  • Date: December 26, 2016
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. EST
  • Place: Golden 1 Center
  • Channel: CSN

The Other Guys: Sactown Royalty

Probable Starters

  • Philadelphia: Sergio Rodriguez, Gerald Henderson, Robert Covington, Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor
  • Sacramento: Darren Collison, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Kosta Koufos

Injuries

Sixers-Kings by the Numbers (Courtesy of stats.nba.com and basketball-reference.com)

  • 27.4 - Nerlens Noel’s PER entering tonight’s game
  • 2.4 - Joel Embiid’s blocks per game. That’s good for second in the association among centers who’ve played 480 minutes or more.
  • 22.8 - Joel Embiid’s PER. He’s second among Eastern Conference centers who’ve played 480 minutes or more. He leads all rookies as well.
  • 57.7 - Joel Embiid’s shooting percentage from shots 16-feet to the 3-point arc.
  • 2 - The number of top-10, first-round picks the Sixers could have in the 2017 and 2019 drafts. That unprotected 2019 first-round pick from Sacramento is definitely appealing.