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76ers' J.J. Redick: Drops 20 points Thursday
Redick delivered 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-9 3Pt), five assists and three rebounds across 33 minutes in Thursday's 120-96 win over the Pacers.
Redick continues to post solid point totals for the 76ers, but not much else in the way of playmaking and defense. Redick's deep shot ability makes him a threat on the offensive end at all times, and renders him a useful allocation of the team's minutes as well.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Ben Simmons: Well-rounded line Thursday
Simmons posted 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block across 33 minutes in Thursday's 120-96 win over the Pacers.
Even on a night with six turnovers and just two attempts from the charity stripe, Simmons still managed to flirt with a triple-double due to his passing efforts and size for a ball handler. Simmons should continue to produce balanced stat lines like Thursday's going forward.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Flirts with triple-double Thursday
Embiid recorded 22 points (9-19 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and one steal across 35 minutes in Thursday's 120-96 win over the Pacers.
The 76ers stymied a surging Pacers team Thursday night, in large part due to Embiid's effort protecting the rim and creating shots for himself and his teammates. Embiid remains one of the most offensively-gifted big men in the league.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Jimmy Butler: Leads team with 27 points Thursday
Butler collected 27 points (10-17 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and three steals across 35 minutes in Thursday's 120-96 win over the Pacers.
Butler eclipsed 20 points for the first time in the last three games, but more importantly, he tied his season-high in assists on the season. Butler can be a great weapon for the 76ers if he starts passing well on offense to go along with his scoring and defense.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Will play Thursday
Embiid (back) will play Thursday against the Pacers, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philly reports.
Embiid is dealing with a sore back and was seen getting stretched out by team trainers during pregame, but he's been cleared to play and is not expected to be limited. Embiid is coming off of a 31-point, 13-rebound outing in just 27 minutes Tuesday against Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Wilson Chandler: Cleared to play
Chandler (illness) is available for Thursday's game against the Pacers, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
Chandler is dealing with an upper respiratory infection but is feeling well enough to play Thursday. Since the beginning of January, Chandler is averaging 6.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 26.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Wilson Chandler: Game-time call Thursday
Chandler (illness) will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Pacers, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
Chandler might not be able to go Thursday, and Joel Embiid (back) is questionable as well, which could leave the 76ers thin in the frontcourt. If Chandler sits out, Jonah Bolden, Mike Muscala and Furkan Korkmaz could see extra run.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: To be game-time call
Embiid (back) will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Pacers, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
Embiid is dealing with back soreness following a 31-points, 13-rebound effort Tuesday against the Timberwolves in just 27 minutes. If he's unable to go, look for Mike Muscala, Amir Johnson and Jonah Bolden to see extra run, while Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons would presumably handle more offensive responsibilities.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Wilson Chandler: Dealing with illness
Chandler is questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers due to an illness, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Chandler is dealing with an upper respiratory infection for the second time since the start of January, so it looks like the veteran forward isn't completely over it. The illness forced Chandler to miss two games earlier this month, so his status for Thursday could be in serious doubt. Look for Chandler to be a game-time call in Indianapolis.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Questionable with back tightness
Embiid is questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers due to back tightness, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. '
Embiid is coming off a monster performance in Tuesday's win over Minnesota with 31 points and 13 rebounds in just 27 minutes, but the big man appears to be dealing with some lingering back problems. Expect Embiid to be a game-time decision Thursday night.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Amir Johnson: Plays 10 minutes in return
Johnson (head) collected eight points (3-3 FG, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds across 10 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Timberwolves.
Johnson was sharp in his return to action Tuesday after missing the previous three games due to migraines. When healthy, the big man doesn't play much of a factor for the 76ers, as evidenced by his season averages of 3.7 points and 2.5 rebounds across 9.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Jonah Bolden: Turns in unexpected final line
Bolden scored 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3Pt) and collected four rebounds along with an assist and two blocks across 16 minutes Tuesday against Minnesota.
Bolden took advantage of his opportunities off the bench, knocking down 80.0 percent of his threes in a 149-107 drubbing. The 23-year-old forward hasn't warranted much fantasy appeal so far this season, averaging just 3.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 19 matchups. Don't expect this type of production from Bolden on a nightly basis.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Jimmy Butler: Gets sweet revenge
Butler had 19 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt) along with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block over 28 minutes Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
The 76ers didn't need to play any of their starts more than 28 minutes in a 149-107 route of Minnesota, but Butler was efficient with his opportunities. He shot 80.0 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from beyond the arc while posting an impressive final line. Butler will head into Thursday's matchup against Indiana averaging 21.6 points over his previous five games.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Ben Simmons: Registers another double-double
Simmons racked up 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-7 FT) and recorded 11 rebounds along with nine assists, three blocks and a steal across 26 minutes Tuesday against Minnesota.
Simmons came within just one assist of a triple-double for the second straight game, turning in a dominant performance in a massive victory at home. The 22-year-old guard is nearly averaging a triple-double so far this month, averaging 19.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 1.1 steals through eight games. Simmons is a must-start in nearly all league formats heading into Thursday's tilt with Indiana.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Another huge night
Embiid accumulated 31 points (10-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and a block across 27 minutes Tuesday against Minnesota.
Embiid continues to inflict damage on anyone that stands in his way, putting up 20 or more points and averaging 13.5 rebounds through seven contests in January. The 7-0 center is having one of the best seasons of his young career, posting 26.9 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 blocks in 41 contests.... See More ... See Less