Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers will be playing against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers tonight. Fans are aware that the 76ers have been doing quite well this season. The combination of Joel Embiid and James Harden, along with other capable players on the roster has led to Philadelphia currently holding an impressive record of 43 wins and 22 losses. That gives them the 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference.
On the other hand, Dame and the Blazers are struggling to remain competitive in the West. This is proving to be quite difficult considering that most contending teams have two superstars, at the very least. The Blazers have a record of 31 wins and 35 losses.
As both these teams get ready to play, NBA fans might want to know about the injury reports and expected rosters for both sides. After all, that will help in creating an expert prediction regarding the results of this match.
Joel Embiid looks healthy for the Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers game tonight
Thankfully for 76ers fans, Embiid looks healthy and is expected to suit up for his team tonight against Dame and the Blazers. Despite being somewhat injury-prone, Embiid has been playing at an elite level this season and has been in the MVP conversation.
The 76ers star has been averaging 33.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. Additionally, he has been shooting an efficient 53.7% from the field and 36.3% from the three-point line. Having him on the floor certainly increases Philadelphia’s chances of winning.
Be that as it may, he will not be the only player on the court influencing the outcome of the match. With that being said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers.
Philadelphia 76ers injury report
(There are no injuries reported for the 76ers tonight)
Philadelphia 76ers expected roster
- James Harden
- Tyrese Maxey
- Tobias Harris
- PJ Tucker
- Joel Embiid
Portland Trail Blazers injury report
- Anfernee Simons (out)
- Justise Winslow (out)
- Ibou Badji (out)
- Ryan Arcidiacono (out)
Portland Trail Blazers expected roster
- Damian Lillard
- Cam Reddish
- Jerami Grant
- Matisse Thybulle
- Jusuf Nurkic
As we can tell from the injury reports. all the players on the Philadelphia 76ers look healthy for this game. On the other hand, the Blazers are missing a few players along with one of their best young stars, Anfernee Simons. Finally, here are the expert predicitions for this match.
The 76ers are favored over the Blazers tonight
Although it wouldn’t be wise to bet against Dame and the Blazers, we have to side with Embiid, Harden, and the 76ers tonight. The duo is undoubtedly getting better together as their record reflects and are currently on a 3-game winning streak.
The Blazers are struggling to keep their momentum going heading into the final stretch of this season. They have descended all the way down to the 13th spot in the Western Conference. They will certainly be hungry for a win tonight against Embiid and the 76ers. However, the Blazers will be considered the underdogs for this matchup.
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