On Saturday afternoon in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Denver Nuggets.
Due to Joel Embiid’s injury status, they might not have their best player available for the match.
This year, the standout big man has averaged 33.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.7 blocks in 35 games. He is now having another outstanding season.
He is also making 34.5% of his three-point attempts and shooting overall at 53.2%.
The Philadelphia 76ers are among the league’s hottest teams before the day begins.
They are currently on a six-game winning streak and have won eight of their previous ten games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers are now tied for second place in the Eastern Conference (they are 2.5 games behind the Boston Celtics for first).
In the 25 games they have hosted at their stadium in Philadelphia, they have a fantastic 18-7 record and an overall record of 31-16.
The Nuggets earned the top seed in the Western Conference after playing 49 games and posting a 34-15 record.
In their previous 23 road games outside of Colorado, they had a 12-11 record. In their most recent 10 games, they had an 8-2 record.
Despite fielding elite rosters, neither club has made it very far in the tournament so far.
In their respective conferences for the NBA Playoffs in 2023, the Nuggets and 76ers should be considered as potential playoff teams if they can stay healthy.