HOUSTON — In this podcast, Keith Pompey says the 76ers are closing in on the Eastern Conference regular-season title and top seed in the postseason. A victory tonight over the Houston Rockets would give them a two-game lead over the second-place Brooklyn Nets with six games remaining.

Pompey also says he wouldn’t want to face the Washington Wizards in a first-round matchup. Then he talks about Joel Embiid’s wanting to get his teammates more involved in the offense. And Pompey ends the podcast by giving an inside look at life on the road as an NBA beat writer.