Sixers Look To End Four Game Slide Against Jazz

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 01: Philadelphia 76ers Forward Tobias Harris (12) looks on during a NBA game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Clippers on March 1, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

The Sixers continue their six-game road trip with a matchup against Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz. Currently on a four-game slide, the team is looking to get back on track in Salt Lake City.

Their challenge won’t be an easy one tonight as the Jazz rank in the top three among teams in rebounds allowed, assists allowed, and three-point attempts allowed. The Sixers, meanwhile, rank in the bottom half of the league in all of those areas, which spells trouble for this matchup.

If they’re going to pull out a win, they’ll need an incredible effort from both rising star Tyrese Maxey and hopeful All-Star Tobias Harris. And hopefully, Georges Niang‘s return to Utah can add an extra boost to this game.

Injury Report

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Joel Embiid – Out (COVID Protocols)
  • Matisse Thybulle – Out (COVID Protocols)
  • Danny Green – Out (Hamstring)
  • Aaron Henry – Day to Day (Illness)
  • Grant Riller – Out (Knee)
  • Ben Simmons – Out (Personal Reasons)

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to have a laundry list of an injury report. Both Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle continue to miss games due to the league’s COVID-19 Protocols, while Danny Green, who recently re-reaggravated his hamstring injury, will miss the game as well.

In the absence of those three, the Sixers will turn once again to Andre DrummondFurkan Korkmaz, and Georges Niang to fill in the gaps for the team.

Utah Jazz

  • Rudy Gay – Out (heel)

The Utah Jazz, meanwhile, are remarkably healthy, missing only Rudy Gay, who is recovering from heel surgery. Gay still has yet to make his debut for the Jazz, so the team the Sixers will face tonight is the same they’ve boasted all season.

When/Where to Watch

The Sixers will face off against the Jazz tonight at 10:00 PM EST. You will be able to catch the game on either TNT or NBC Sports Philadelphia or listen, as always, to the radio broadcast on 97.5 FM The Fanatic.

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