On Tuesday, the (8-9) Brooklyn Nets will travel to Philadelphia, PA to face the (8-8) Philadelphia 76ers. These two teams haven’t met this season, but they have a lot of talent on their rosters, so I expect a fight.
Injury Reports Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 127-115 last night. This was their second straight win, and they have been very effective on offense. They shot 60.2% from the field against the Grizzlies, and they’ll need to keep it up if they want to challenge the 76ers on the road.
Kevin Durant is still a valuable member of the Nets’ squad.
Kevin Durant scored 35 points in an efficient manner by continuing to make his way to the charity stripe while making 59 percent of his field shots. To this point, the star forward has had a solid month of November, averaging 29.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.7 blocks in nine games.
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The Brooklyn Nets have no reported injuries, so they will almost certainly field their strongest lineup.
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The Philadelphia 76ers were defeated by the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-109. They allowed Minnesota to shoot 47.1% from the field, and they will need to improve their defense if they are to win again.
Joel Embiid has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Nets and Wednesday’s game against the Hornets due to a left mid-foot sprain, according to SI.com’s Justin Grasso.
Embiid’s injury is unknown, but he still managed 32 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and three steals in the Timberwolves’ loss on Saturday.
Nonetheless, the 76ers appear to be without their star big man for the upcoming back-to-back set, so his next opportunity to play will come Friday against the Magic.
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Tyrese Maxey (foot) was diagnosed on Saturday with a small fracture in his left foot and will be out for three to four weeks.
After landing awkwardly during Friday’s game against the Bucks, Maxey was assisted to the locker room. Despite the fact that the initial X-rays were negative, further testing revealed a minor fracture.
Matisse Thybulle (ankle) was not listed as out for Tuesday’s game against the Nets.
Despite missing the last two days of practice due to an ankle injury, Thybulle appears to be ready for the game on Tuesday. Thybulle is a defensive-minded wing who averages 1.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steals in 13.1 minutes per game.
Furkan Korkmaz (knee) is expected to play on Tuesday against the Nets.
Tobias Harris (hip) is expected to play on Tuesday against the Nets.