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Sixers-Sacramento Kings: Looking to avenge early-season loss

Sacramento defeated the Sixers, 109-108, back on Nov. 9.

Ben Simmons and the Sixers return home to the Wells Fargo Center following a 117-115 loss to Chicago Monday night.
Ben Simmons and the Sixers return home to the Wells Fargo Center following a 117-115 loss to Chicago Monday night.Read moreCharles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

 Sacramento Kings  (9-20) at 76ers  (14-15)

Tuesday at 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center .

Talking points

The Sixers will look to avenge a 109-108 loss to the Kings in November. That setback snapped their five-game winning streak. The Sixers were flat in the first half, and paid for it.

"The first half stunk," Sixers coach Brett Brown said following that game. "And we didn't execute anything down the stretch. We didn't deserve to win."

Rookie guard De'Aaron Fox made the game-winning basket over Robert Covington with 14.1 seconds left. The Sixers still had an opportunity to win the game. But Joel Embiid misfired on a last-second jumper. The Kings scored the final seven points of the game. Embiid had his shot blocked twice by Willie Cauley Stein before missing at the buzzer during that stretch.

How to watch and follow the game

  1. TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia

  2. Radio: 97.5 FM

  3. Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers; @NBASarah

Starting lineups

Kings (9-20)

17 Garrett Temple G 6-6 7.7 ppg. 2.1 rpg.

7 Skal Labissiere  PF 6-11 7.2  ppg. 3.9 rpg.

50 Zach Randolph C 6-9 15.2 ppg. 7.0 rpg.

3 George Hill SG 6-3 9.8 ppg. 2.6 rpg.

5  De'Aaron Fox G 6-3 9.7 ppg. 3.8 apg.

Coach: Dave Joerger (third season, 188-169)

Injury report: Harry Giles(Bi-laterl knee rehabilitation, out)

Sixers (14-15)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  14.9 ppg. 6.4 rpg.

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10  12.5 ppg. 6.9 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 24.1 ppg. 11.0 rpg.

17 JJ Redick G 6-4  16.9 ppg. 3.6 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 17.4 ppg. 7.9 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 89-268)

Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation, out); Justin Anderson (shin splints, out);  Trevor Booker (sprained left ankle, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc injury, out).

Head to head

The Sixers hold a 163-126 series advantage.

Coming games

Thursday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Toronto Raptors at Sixers

Saturday: 5 p.m., at Air Canada Centre, Sixers at Raptors

Dec. 25: Noon, at Madison Square Garden, Sixers at New York Knicks

Dec. 28: 10:30 p.m., at Moda Center, Sixers at Portland Trail Blazers

Dec. 30: 9 p.m., at  Pepsi Center, Sixers at Denver Nuggets