The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks met just two days ago, and they now have the opportunity to meet again in the weekend series. Which team will win?
The latest injury update 76ers – Hawks
Tyrese Maxey finished the game against the Hawks with 15 points (5-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, and five assists in 33 minutes.
Maxey struggled again from the field, scoring just two points on 1-of-5 shooting in the first half as the 76ers struggled to generate much offense outside of Joel Embiid. Maxey didn’t fare much better in the second half, scoring 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting with two assists and two rebounds.
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According to Philadelphia head coach Doc Rivers, James Harden (foot) is currently in a walking boot and will be limited to non-weight-bearing activity for the time being.
Harden, who was diagnosed with a right foot tendon strain on Thursday and will be out for about a month, is scheduled to rehab with the team but will be absent for the next few days due to a personal matter.
Paul Reed is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Hawks due to a bruised right knee. Reed has seen limited action as Joel Embiid’s backup this season.
Trae Young scored 26 points (7-21 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 10-10 FT) in 33 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday. He also had three rebounds, seven assists, and one steal. Hopefully, he’ll perform similarly in the rematch on Saturday.
Jarret Culver sat out Thursday’s game against Capital City due to health and safety concerns.
In his first two G League appearances this season, Culver averaged 15.0 points in 23.6 minutes, but he has since been added to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
According to Brad Rowland of Locked on Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Saturday.
Bogdanovic’s recovery from offseason knee surgery continues, but he will not play for at least one more game.
His next chance to make his season debut will be Monday against Milwaukee.