After a lackluster performance at Washington, the Philadelphia 76ers return home to play seven of their next eight games, starting with a matchup Wednesday night against the struggling Orlando Magic. The Sixers came out flat and fell 117-98 to the Wizards on Monday. Only Joel Embiid (32) and Tyrese Maxey (18) managed to score in double figures.
Orlando Magic (8-37, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (25-18, sixth in the Eastern Conference)Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers face the Orlando Magic. Embiid ranks fifth in the NBA averaging 27.3 points per game.The 76ers are 16-12 in Eastern Conference games. Philadelphia is last in the league recording just 42.1 rebounds per game led by Embiid averaging 10.5.The Magic are 5-27 in conference matchups. Orlando has a 1-22
The Trail Blazers defeated the Magic, 98-88. Jusuf Nurkic led the way for the Trail Blazers with 21 points, 22 rebounds, four steals and two blocks, while CJ McCollum added 16 points (7-13 FG) in his return from injury. Jalen Suggs tallied 10 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Magic in the losing effort. The Trail Blazers improve to 18-25 on the season, while the Magic fall to 8-37.