Los Angeles Clippers (22-24, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (26-18, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia plays the Los Angeles Clippers after Joel Embiid scored 50 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 123-110 win over the Orlando Magic. The 76ers have gone 10-9 in home games.
The incredibly shorthanded Clippers put up a very valiant effort against the Denver Nuggets, but it seems like they may get some reinforcements against the Philadelphia 76ers. After missing the game against the Denver Nuggets, both Marcus Morris and Nicolas Batum have been upgraded to questionable against the Sixers. Morris was out for personal reasons, which based on his Instagram post, seems to be over the loss of a close friend.
Nikola Jokic had 49 points, 14 rebounds and fed Aaron Gordon for a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime for his 10th assist to give the Denver Nuggets a 130-128 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Jokic drew a double-team, then whipped a pass across the court into the left corner. Gordon made his fourth 3 of the game to give him 28 points and Jokic his third straight triple-double and 10th of the season.