Heading in to the evening game, the Sixers are 31-17 overall and 20-5 at home, thanks to a dominant win over the Houston Rockets on Monday. Joel Embiid led the team with 32 points and 14 rebounds in just 27 minutes of play, bumping up his point average to 27.1 per game. Landry Shamet came off the bench to contribute an astounding 18 points at 50% from the 3 and allowing the team to secure a 121-93 victory.
Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler are listed as questionable for Wednesday evening’s game. Butler, who is dealing with a sprained right wrist, only participated in the film-study and walk-through parts of Tuesday’s practice. Simmons missed practice entirely due to an upper respiratory infection.
Meanwhile, the Spurs, who had a wildly successful December in to early January, have hit a little rough patch these past few weeks, having won only two of their last five games. Philadelphia will be a tough test for San Antonio, as they face the evening without their most accurate 3-point shooter, Davis Bertans.
Bertans, who is out for personal matters, is ranked number one in the league for 3-point field-goal percentage averages at 48.6%. He sits just ahead of Portland’s Seth Curry at 48.3%.
The Sixers hope to walk away with a redeeming win, having lost 123-96 when the two teams last met in December.
Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs
When: 1/23 at 8:00 pm EST
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic