Philadelphia hosts Phoenix after Embiid’s 40-point showing
Phoenix Suns (43-10, first in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (32-21, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: 76ers -2; over/under is 217.5
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia hosts the Phoenix Suns after Joel Embiid scored 40 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 119-108 victory against the Chicago Bulls.
The 76ers are 14-11 in home games. Philadelphia averages 107.8 points while outscoring opponents by 2.2 points per game.
The Suns are 21-5 on the road. Phoenix is fifth in the league with 46.1 rebounds per game led by JaVale McGee averaging 7.0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyrese Maxey is averaging 16.9 points and 4.8 assists for the 76ers. Embiid is averaging 36.2 points and 12.1 rebounds while shooting 53.1% over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.
Devin Booker is scoring 25.5 points per game with 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Suns. Chris Paul is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 54.9% over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 110.6 points, 42.0 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 5.9 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points per game.
Suns: 9-1, averaging 114.9 points, 46.5 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: Matisse Thybulle: day to day (shoulder), Ben Simmons: out (back), Shake Milton: out (back).
Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee), Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Cameron Payne: out (wrist), Landry Shamet: out (ankle).