The Philadelphia 76ers will look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers for an NBA showdown on Tuesday. The 76ers were defeated by the Denver Nuggets on Saturday 126-110. Joel Embiid rested for the game while Jimmy Butler and Wilson Chandler did not play for the 76er and are questionable for Tuesday’s game. JJ Redick led the 76ers with 22 points, while Corey Brewer scored 20.
Los Angeles looks for a second straight win after defeating the Phoenix Suns on Sunday 116-102. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ivica Zubac each has 24 points in the loss as the short-handed Lakers led the entire game to win by 14. LeBron James is still sidelined with his groin injury and is not expected back for Tuesday’s game.
Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots with averages of 27.2 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots per game. Ben Simmons is the team leader in assists with an average of 8.2. The 76ers are shooting 47.3% from the field and 36.2% from 3-point territory.
LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. Kyle Kuzma is the second leading scorer with an average of 19.1 points per game. Five Lakers average double figures in scoring. Los Angeles is shooting 47.4% from the field and 33.6% from three-point territory.