Sixers-Warriors preview: Tough test for Joel Embiid and Co.
The Warriors have outscored their last five opponents, 602-494
76ers (6-5) at Golden State Warriors (9-3)
Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Oracle Arena
This Sixers have a tough test against the defending NBA champions. The Warriors have outscored their last five opponents, 602-494. They've won each of those games by at least 17 points. Expect to see a lot of ball movement. Golden State leads the league in assists at 31 per games. The Sixers are second at 25.9. The squads are also two of the league's top three-point shooting teams. The Warriors rank second in the league in three-point percentage at 40.8. The Sixers are third at 40.0.
How to watch and follow the game
TV and streaming: NBC Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 FM
33 Robert Covington SF 6-9 16.1 ppg. 1.45 spg
9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 10.2 ppg. 5.6 rpg.
21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 20.7 ppg. 10.7 rpg.
17 JJ Redick SG 6-4 15.4 ppg. 3.6 apg.
25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 17.8 ppg. 9.4 rpg.
Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 81-258)
Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder scapular muscle imbalance, out); Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness, doubtful); Nik Stauskas (sprained right ankle, doubtful)
9 Andre Iguodala SF 6-6 5.1 ppg 3.5 rpg.
23 Draymond Green PF 6-7 10.2 ppg. 7.8 rpg.
27 Zaza Pachulia C 6-11 3.9 ppg. 4.8 rpg.
11 Klay Thompson SG 6-7 20.9 ppg. 4.1 rpg.
30 Steph Curry PG 6-3 25.4 ppg. 6.5 apg.
Coach: Steve Kerr (fourth season, 216-42)
Injury report: Kevin Durant (left thigh contusion, questionable)
Head to head
The Sixers hold a 165-148 series advantage. However, the Warriors have won eight straight and nine of the last 10 series meetings.
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
Nov. 18: 7:30 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Golden State Warriors vs. Sixers
Nov. 20: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Utah Jazz vs. Sixers
Nov. 22: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sixers