76ers vs. Houston Rockets at a Glance

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TEAMS:  Sixers (0-16) vs. Rockets (5-10)

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday


WHERE: Toyoto Center

BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet, RADIO – 97.5 FM

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE:  TWITTER – @PompeyOnSixers, INSTAGRAM – PompeyOnSixers

411 ON ROCKETS: The Rockets have lost three straight games and seven of their last eight.  … James Harden scored 40 in Wednesday's 102-93 loss to  the Memphis Grizzlies. … Houston is 1-3 against Eastern Conference foes.

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (0-16)

33 Robert Covington F 6-9  11.1 ppg. 5.9 rpg.

4 Nerlens Noel F 6-11 10.1 ppg. 8.4 rpg.

8 Jahlil Okafor C 6-11 18.4 ppg. 8.1 rpg.

0 Isaiah Canaan G 6-0  10.6 ppg. 1.8 apg.

12 T.J. McConnell G 6-2 6.8 ppg. 6.2 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (Third season, 37-143)

Injury report: Tony Wroten (right ACL tear, out), Nik Stauskas (left knee, contusion, out) Kendall Marshall (right ACL tear, out), Joel Embiid (broken right foot, out), Carl Landry (torn ligament right wrist, out).

Rockets (5-10)

1 Trevor Ariza F 6-8 12.0 ppg. 5.9 rpg.

6 Terrence Jones F 6-9 11.9 ppg. 5.4 rpg.

12 Dwight Howard C 6-11 13.6 ppg. 12.7 rpg.

13  James Harden G 5- 28.7 ppg. 6.3 apg.

31 Jason Terry G 6-2 5.5 ppg.1.4 apg.

Coach: J.B. Bickerstaff (first season, 1-3)

Injury report: Sam Dekker (lower back pain, out) and Donatas Motiejunas (lower back pain, out)

THE SERIES

The Sixers hold 68-67 advantage, but have lost the last three meetings.

COMING UP

Sunday: 6 p.m., at FedExForum, Sixers at Memphis Grizzlies

Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles Lakers at Sixers

Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., at Madison Square Garden, Sixers at New York Knicks

Dec. 5: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Denver Nuggets at Sixers

Dec. 7: 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, San Antonio Spurs at Sixers

Follow Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers and on Instagram at PompeyOnSixers