76ers vs. Utah Jazz at a Glance
TEAMS: Sixers (7-23) vs. Jazz (19-13)
WHEN: 9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Vivint Smart Home Arena
BROADCASTS: TV – CSN RADIO – 97.5 FM
SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE: TWITTER – @PompeyOnSixers, INSTAGRAM – PompeyOnSixers
411 ON JAZZ: Utah is back to winning games. It snapped a three-game skid with Tuesday’s 102-100 road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Gordon Hayward showed why he’s a Salt Lake City fan favorite during that game, finishing with 31 points. That marked the fourth time this season the small forward scored 30-plus points.
Coach: Brett Brown (Fourth season, 54-222)
Injury report: Ben Simmons (right foot fracture, out), Jerryd Bayless, (left wrist ligament tear, out), Richaun Holmes (concussion, out), Joel Embiid (right foot rest, out), Gerald Henderson (left hip pain, out).
Coach: Quin Snyder (third season, 97-99)
Injury report: Alec Burks (left ankle rehabilitation, TBD), Dante Exum (left knee tendinitis, TBD), George Hill (sprained left big toe, TBD)
LAST SERIES MEETING: For the first time this season, Embiid actually looked like a rookie when these two teams met on Nov. 7.
The 76ers center had a tough time making baskets and struggled to hold onto the ball against double teams early on. Without his normal energy, he was lackluster. All that led to a 109-84 setback at Wells Fargo Center.
Friday: 9 p.m., at Pepsi Center, Sixers vs. Denver Nuggets
Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Sixers
Jan. 6: 7:30 p.m., at T.D. Garden, Sixers vs. Boston Celtics
Jan. 8: 12 p.m., at Barclays Center, Sixers vs. Brooklyn Nets
Jan. 11: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Sixers vs. New York Knicks