Embiid and the 76ers take on the Magic

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Orlando Magic (21-50, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (48-23, first in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers face the Orlando Magic. Embiid ranks fourth in the NBA averaging 28.5 points per game.

The 76ers are 30-11 in conference games. Philadelphia averages 14.5 turnovers per game and is 28-10 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.

The Magic are 13-28 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando is 10-29 against opponents with a winning record.

The teams square off for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is averaging 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds for the 76ers. Embiid is averaging 7.9 rebounds and 20.1 points per game over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 11.7 points and 8.8 rebounds for the Magic. Mo Bamba is averaging eight rebounds and 9.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 8-2, averaging 114.4 points, 44.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, nine steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.4 points on 43.3% shooting.

Magic: 3-7, averaging 101.1 points, 47.4 rebounds, 20.4 assists, six steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 41.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.3 points on 45.2% shooting.

INJURIES: 76ers: Matisse Thybulle: out (hand).

Magic: Otto Porter Jr.: out (foot), Markelle Fultz: out for season (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (ankle), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee), Terrence Ross: out (back), Chuma Okeke: out (ankle), James Ennis III: out (calf).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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