Sixers vs Rockets MLK Day Notes

Philadelphia: The Philadelphia 76ers look to get the loss to Oklahoma City out of their minds as they take on the Houston Rockets from the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. This game is part of the NBA Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. The Sixers come into the game with a record of (30-17) while the Rockets head to South Philly with a mark of (26-19).

Series History:
The Sixers are 69-72 all time vs Houston Rockets, the teams split the two games last year
Oct 25: Rockets beat Sixers 105-104, Embiid had 21 points, Simmons had 14 points, James Harden had 27 points for the Rockets

October 30: Sixers beat Rockets 115-107, Embiid had 22 points, Simmons had 24 points, James Harden with 29 points for the Rockets

The Rockets have won the last 4 games in Philadelphia, the Sixers last win at home came on November 13, 2013, as the Sixers took down Rockets 123-117 in OT.

James Harden put up 51 in the Rockets win over the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2017. Video fo Harden putting up 1 of his 51

Embiid has played in 4 career games against the Rockets, averaging 22 points per game with 8 rebounds per game

Playing Status:

At the 1:30 PM NBA injury report, Sixers Jimmy Butler & Joel Embiid were both listed as Questionable
sixers vs rockets 130 injury

5:30 PM Update:

Butler is OUT


The game will be live on TNT with Kevin Harlan & Reggie Miller on the call

What is next for the Sixers after tonight’s battle with Rockets:

Wed. Jan. 23 vs. San Antonio at 8PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia & ESPN/97.5 The Fanatic
Sat. Jan. 26 at Denver at 9PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Tue. Jan. 29 at L.A. Lakers at 10:30 PM on TNT
Thurs. Jan. 31 at Golden State at 10:30 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia & TNT

All Sixers games can be heard on 97.5 The Fanatic

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