Sixers-Hawks preview: Philly looks to keep streak intact without Joel Embiid

Sixers-Hawks preview: Philly looks to keep streak intact without Joel Embiid

76ers (44-30) at Atlanta Hawks (21-54)

Friday at 7:30 p.m., at the Phillips Arena

Talking points

This is the Sixers’ first game since losing Joel Embiid because of an orbital bone fracture to his left eye suffered Wednesday night during a victory over the Knicks. His absence shouldn’t hinder them against the Eastern Conference’s last-place team. The Hawks have lost four straight and six of their last 10 games. The Sixers, in contrast, have won eight straight games. This game will also be a homecoming for former Hawks Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova.

How to watch and follow the game

  • TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Radio: 97.5 FM
  • Twitter:@PompeyOnSixers

Starting lineups

Sixers (44-30)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  12.8 ppg 5.4 rpg

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 15.1 ppg 6.9 rpg

5 Amir Johnson C 6-10  4.4 ppg 4.2 rpg

17 JJ Redick SG 6-4  16.5 ppg 3.0 apg

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 15.8 ppg 8.0 apg

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 119-283)

Injury report: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (right knee, patellar tendinitis, out), Joel Embiid (left eye, orbital bone fracture, out).

Hawks (21-54)

12 Taurean Prince. SF 6-8 13.8 ppg 4.8 rpg

20 John Collins PF 6-10 10.4 ppg 7.1 rpg

14 DeWayne Dedmon C 7-0 9.8 ppg 7.7 rpg

8 Damion Lee SG 6-6  9.3 ppg 4.1 rpg

22 Isaiah Taylor PG 6-43 6.2 ppg 2.8 apg

Coach: Mike  Budenholzer (fifth season, 210-193)

Injury report: Not reported

Head to head

The Hawks hold a 172-161 series advantage.

Coming games

Sunday: 1 p.m., at Spectrum Center, Sixers at Charlotte Hornets

Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Brooklyn Nets at Sixers

Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Little Caesars Arena, Sixers at Detroit Pistons.

April 6: 7 p.m.; at Wells Fargo Center, Cleveland Cavaliers at Sixers

April 8: 1 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Dallas Mavericks at Sixers

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Published at Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:19:36 +0000

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