Five things you need to know about the 76ers today
Five things you need to know about the 76ers today:
1. The Sixers are on a three-game home winning streak for the first time since Jan, 30 to Feb. 7, 2015.
2. Joel Embiid's 26 points Saturday tied for the most in a game by a rookie this season. The Dallas Mavericks' Jonathan Gibson also scored 26 points Saturday.
3. Embiid's 17 points in the first quarter are also tied for the most points in a quarter by a rookie this season. The Portland Trail Blazers' Jake Layman scored 17 in the fourth quarter on Nov. 1.
4. Nik Staukas has shot 66 percent (31 for 47) from the field over the past six games. The reserve guard also has averaged 14.5 points during those games.
5. The Sixers have shot better than 50 percent in their last two home games.
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