Sixers-Thunder: Somehow limiting turnovers a must for Philly
The Thunders have won the last 16 series meetings against the Sixers.
Oklahoma City Thunder (13-14) at 76ers (14-13)
Friday at 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center
Keep an eye on turnovers in this game. The Sixers lead the NBA in that category, averaging 17.2 per game. The Thunder leads the league in opponents turnovers (17.8) and steals (9.93). So one would assume the Sixers definitely need to take care of the basketball against Oklahoma City. They must also try to contain the Thunder's big three in All-Stars Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
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13 Paul George SF 6-9 20.3 ppg. 2.44 spg.
7 Carmelo Anthony PF 6-8 17.7 ppg. 6.4 rpg.
12 Steven Adams C 7-0 14.0 ppg. 8.7 rpg.
8 Alex Abrines SG 6-6 5.4 ppg. 1.6 rpg.
0 Russell Westbrook G 6-3 22.6 ppg. 9.9 apg.
Coach: Billy Donovan (third season, 115-76)
Injury report: Andre Roberson (sprained left ankle, out).
33 Robert Covington SF 6-9 15.3 ppg. 6.2 rpg.
9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 11.8 ppg. 6.8 rpg.
21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 23.7 ppg. 11.1 rpg.
17 JJ Redick G 6-4 17.0 ppg. 3.5 apg.
25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 17.5 ppg. 7.7 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 89-266)
Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation, out); Justin Anderson (shin splints, out)
Head to head
The Thunder / Seattle SuperSonics hold a 67-64 series advantage and have won the last 16 meetings.
Monday: 8 p.m., at United Center, Sixers at Chicago Bulls
Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento Kings at Sixers
Thursday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Toronto Raptors at Sixers
Dec. 23: 5 p.m., at Air Canada Centre, Sixers at Raptors
Dec. 25: 12 p.m., at Madison Square Garden, Sixers at Knicks