Pair of Key Sixers’ Questionable for Monday’s Game vs. Pacers
The Sixers might be shorthanded on Monday against the Indiana Pacers.
A pair of starters are listed as questionable with starting center Joel Embiid is dealing with a sprained left ankle, while starting forward Tobias Harris has a right knee bruise.
Harris missed his first game of the season on Saturday night and it did not go well for the Sixers. He’s averaging 20.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists in 34.2 minutes per contest. The 10-year veteran is shooting 51.3% from the field and 41.1% from long range. He’s also making 89% of his free throw attempts.
With Harris out, the Sixers turned to Furkan Korkmaz in the starting lineup and Shake Milton off-the-bench, who provided 11 points in 32 minutes. Korkmaz played 20 minutes and Scott played 19, the duo combined to score 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds.
While losing Harris is a huge loss, missing Embiid is a much bigger issue. Without their big man, the Sixers have struggled. On Saturday night, the Sixers all-star finished with 42 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and two blocks in 40 minutes.
In his place the Sixers Tony Bradley and Dwight Howard could see more center minutes with Ben Simmons and Mike Scott also options.
The Sixers, won the first meeting with the Pacers back on Jan 31, and will look to bounce back from an overtime loss to the Cavaliers at 7 p.m. on 97.3 ESPN.
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