The Philadelphia 76ers will be taking on the New York Knicks tonight. NBA fans will be aware that Joel Embiid and the 76ers have been playing elite basketball for the past few months. They currently hold an impressive record of 34 wins and 17 losses, giving them the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference.
Another team in the East is the New York Knicks. While they certainly don’t have the star talent that the 76ers do, they are doing quite well so far this season with a record of 28 wins and 26 losses, giving them the 7th seed. Adding Jalen Brunson to the roster to support Julius Randle and RJ Barrett seems to have worked well for the Knicks.
As both these teams face off, fans might want to know about the injury reports and expected rosters for this game. Additionally, understanding the context will help with making an expert prediction.
Joel Embiid is listed as questionable for the Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks game tonight
Unfortunately for 76ers fans, Embiid doesn’t look perfectly healthy for this game against the Knicks. According to the injury report, he is listed as questionable due to left foot soreness. This has been one of Embiid’s best seasons. He has averaged 33.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.
However, if he does not play tonight, it will fall upon James Harden and the rest of the 76ers squad to get this win over the Knicks. That said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for both the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks.
Philadephia 76ers injury report
- Joel Embiid
Philadelphia 76ers expected roster
- James Harden
- Tyrese Maxey
- Tobias Harris
- PJ Tucker
- Georges Niang
New York Knicks injury report
- Ryan Arcidiacono
- Mitchell Robinson
New York Knicks expected roster
- Jalen Brunson
- Julius Randle
- RJ Barrett
- Isaiah Harteinstein
- Immanuel Quickley
While Embiid is certainly on the injury report, he is not completely ruled out and might still suit up for the 76ers tonight against the Knicks. Finally, here are the expert predictions for this game.
The 76ers will still be favored over the Knicks tonight
Not having Joel Embiid at full strength will undoubtedly hurt his team’s chances of winning this game. Nonetheless, James Harden and the squad are favored over the Knicks tonight. The Beard has been playing at a high level and fulfilling his role of facilitating his team’s offense.
James was also snubbed from the NBA All-star game selections and must certainly be feeling the need to prove himself. The Knicks might just end up struggling to contain Harden tonight. This match could still go either way. However, we still siding with the Philadelphia 76ers tonight.
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