76ers (5-4) at Utah Jazz (5-5)
Tuesday at 9 p.m., at Vivint Smart Home Arena
The best way to describe the Jazz is streaky. They are getting a lot of attention because of a 137-110 loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday because Rockets guard James Harden finished with 56 points in the game. However, that was Utah's second straight blowout loss. Those setbacks came after the Jazz won three straight games on Oct. 28, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 on the heels of losing back-to-back matchups Oct 24 and 25.
Utah fans won't have to luxury of seeing two of the league's top big men – Joel Embiid and Rudy Gobert – go head-to-head. Embiid will sit out this contest. The center has already missed one game due to the Sixers monitoring his workload. On that night, they suffered a humbling 128-94 road setback to the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 21.
33 Robert Covington SF 6-9 15.4 ppg. 1.56 spg
9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 8.2 ppg. 4.7 rpg.
5 Amir Johnson C 6-10 5.6 ppg. 5.7 rpg.
17 JJ Redick SG 6-4 15.0 ppg. 3.6 apg.
25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 18.0 ppg. 9.8 rpg.
Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 80-257)
Injury report: Joel Embid (rest, out); Markelle Fultz (right shoulder scapular muscle imbalance, out); Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness, out).
2 Joe Ingles SF 6-8 10.3 ppg 4.5 rpg.
15 Derrick Favors PF 6-10 11.3 ppg. 5.0 rpg.
27 Rudy Gobert C 7-1 13.9 ppg. 9.9 rpg.
5 Rodney Hood SG 6-4 14.4 ppg. 1.8 apg.
3 Ricky Rubio PG 6-4 16.3 ppg. 5.8 apg.
Coach: Quin Snyder (fourth season, 134-122)
Injury report: Dante Exum (left shoulder surgery, out).
The Jazz hold a 54-41 series advantage and have won the last nine overall meetings. They've won 12 straight series games in Utah.
Thursday: 10 p.m., at Steep Train Arena, Sixers vs. Sacramento Kings
Saturday: 8:30 p.m., at Oracle Arena, Sixers vs. Golden State Warriors
Monday: 10:30 p.m., at Staples Center, Sixers vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday: 10;30 p.m., at Staples Center, Sixers vs. Los Angeles Lakers