The league-leader in steals, Michael Carter-Williams (3.00 SPG), and the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. With a 17-11 record, the Suns are in a good position in the standings. They have been nearly lights out over the last 10 games, going 8-2 during the span. On the opposite side, the 76ers are at the bottom of the league, entering with a record of 8-20. Their season has been especially tough, as they have lost eight of their last 10 games. This game is scheduled to start at 9:00 pm EST and it will be covered by CSN-PHI and FSN-AZ.
The Suns are expecting better results after their bad 115-86 loss to the Warriors. Despite the loss, P.J. Tucker earned his second double-double of the year. He recorded 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns. Meanwhile, the 76ers are feeling some disappointment after the 116-106 loss to the Bucks. However, Spencer Hawes had a solid game, registering his 11th double-double so far this year with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
When considering eFG%, Phoenix figures to have a significant advantage on the offensive end. They rank fifth in the NBA in that category at 51.9%, whereas Philadelphia's bottom-tier eFG% defense ranks 30th with opponents connecting at a clip of 53.1%.