NBA Matchup: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: December 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Philadelphia 76ers season so far
The Philadelphia 76ers have picked up after a slow start to their season. In their last five games, Philly has won three games, defeating the Raptors, Wizards and Celtics. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 106 points on 45.8 % shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.1 % shooting. The Sixers are allowing 35.1 % shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.
36 PTS | 11 REB | 4 AST
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 29, 2021
Philly is led by their star centre Joel Embiid, who is averaging 26 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 46.7 % from the field and 38.8% from the three-point line. With Embiid, Tobias Harris also has been great for Philly as he is averaging 18.8 points and 3.7 assists. Bu the biggest surprise for Philadelphia has been Tyrese Maxey who is shooting 34.9 % from beyond the arc and 82.2 % from the free-throw line while averaging 16.5 points.
Brooklyn Nets season so far
The Brooklyn Nets have run through the NBA as the number one seed in the eastern conference with a record of 23-9. The Nets are averaging 110.5 points on 46.8% shooting from the field, 35.7% from beyond the arc and 81.3 % from the free-throw line. Defensively they are allowing 106.6 points on 42.7% shooting from the field and 31.1% shooting from deep.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 28, 2021
The Nets are led by the great Kevin Durant, who is having another MVP season. KD is averaging 29.7 points and 5.9 assists while shooting 52.3% from the field and 38.2% from the three-point line. With Kyrie Irving missing, James Harden has been averaging 22.0 points while leading Brooklyn in rebounds and assists with eight rebounds and 9.8 assists.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Match Prediction
The Philadelphia 76ers have been very inconsistent this season, giving the Brooklyn Nets an upper hand in this matchup. The Nets have been the most healthy in the recent past with a lot of guys coming back from COVID and Harden is showing signs of returning to the player we saw in Houston. The Nets are winning their last five games by an average of 5.8 points while shooting 48% from the field. Hence the Brooklyn Nets are most likely to win this game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Shake Milton – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Danny Green – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Andre Drummond – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Day’Ron Sharpe – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Kyrie Irving – Not Injury Related – Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
David Duke – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Kessler Edwards – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Joe Harris – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
How to watch the Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets?
The Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets game will be nationally broadcast on NBA TV. The game will be locally broadcast on YES. The game will also be available on the NBA’s League Pass platform.