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Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets: Match Prediction, Injury Report & How to watch | December 30, 2021

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NBA Matchup: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets

Date: December 30, 2021

Time:  7:00 PM ET 

The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets will go head to head for the third time in the 2021-22 NBA season. The Brooklyn Nets have won both their previous matchups this season.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Injury Report

Philadelphia 76ers

Shake Milton – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Danny Green – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Andre Drummond – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision

Brooklyn Nets

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.

Also read: NBA Injury Update: When Will Anthony Davis Return From MCL Sprain?