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76ERS V Nuggets Preview

The Daily Preview It To The Rim With NBA Tips For A Showdown Between East Heavy Hitters Brooklyn Nets And Philadelphia 76ers. 

History: 

Played 217: 76ers 126 V Nets 91

Last Meeting:

December 16, 2021: Nets 114 D 76ers 105 At Barclays Center

Final Thoughts:

Eastern Conference Contenders Brooklyn Nets And Philadelphia 76ers Square Off For The Third Time In The 2021-22 Campaign.

After Winning Just Two Of Their Previous 11 Against The Sixers, The Nets Have Won Both Encounters So Far This Season. Kevin Durant (29 Pts, 15 Reb, 12 Ast) Dominated In A 114-109 Opening-Week Result In Philadelphia. KD (34 Pts, 11 Reb, 8 Ast) And Joel Embiid (32 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Ast) Were Both Outstanding In A Brooklyn-Hosted Showdown Two Weeks Ago, With The Nets Prevailing 114-105.

The 23-9 Nets Sit Atop The East And Have Won Six Of Their Last Seven. They Followed Up The Win Over The 76ers With A Loss To The Magic Before Having Three Games Postponed Due To A COVID Outbreak In Their Camp.

But They Returned To The Court On Christmas Day With A 122-115 Win Over The Lakers And Then Put Away The Clippers 124-108 – Both In Los Angeles And Both Without Durant. James Harden Stepped Up With Durant Absent, Notching A 36-Point Triple-Double Against The Lakers And Starring With 39 Points And 15 Rebounds Against The Clippers.

Australian Hero Patty Mills’ Electric Form Continues, Averaging 23.8 Points In The Nets’ Past Five Games. Durant, Kyrie Irving And LaMarcus Aldridge Have All Cleared The League’s Health And Safety Protocols; KD Will Return But Irving’s Long-Awaited Comeback Won’t Happen Until Next Week.

The 18-16 76ers Have Found Some Form On The Road, Winning In Boston (108-103), Washington (117-96) And Toronto (114-109) In Their Last Four Games (They Also Lost By Two At Home To Atlanta). Big Man Embiid Has Been On An Absolute Tear; His 41 Points Against The Celtics Included 17 In A Big Fourth-Quarter Rally, While He Dropped 36 Points And A Double-Digit Rebound Tally On Both The Wizards And Raptors.

Meanwhile, Tobias Harris (19 Pts, 12 Reb, 10 Ast) Chalked Up A Maiden Career Triple-Double Against The Raptors. Andre Drummond Has Cleared The NBA’s Health And Safety Protocols, But Shake Milton Is Questionable To Face The Nets.

The Nets Are 10-6 At Home This Season (4-11-1 Against The Line, The Second-Worst Home Record In The NBA) And Have Dropped Three Of Their Last Six At Barclays Center. The 76ers Are An Impressive 12-8 On The Road (11-9 ATS), Winning Six Of Their Last Eight.

Durant Obviously Tips The Scales A Long Way Towards The Nets, But Embiid And The Sixers Are In Good Touch And I’ll Take Them With The Points In This One.

Bet Now ON 76ERS V NUGGETS

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