Nuggets face the 76ers on 3-game win streak
Philadelphia 76ers (49-25, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (50-24, first in the Western Conference)
Denver; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Denver heads into a matchup with Philadelphia as winners of three games in a row.
The Nuggets have gone 31-6 at home. Denver scores 116.8 points and has outscored opponents by 4.1 points per game.
The 76ers are 23-14 on the road. Philadelphia scores 115.2 points and has outscored opponents by 4.7 points per game.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The 76ers defeated the Nuggets 126-119 in their last meeting on Jan. 28. Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 47 points, and Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 24 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is averaging 24.9 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.9 assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 20.1 points and 6.8 assists over the past 10 games for Denver.
Embiid is averaging 33.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 blocks for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 3.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 114.8 points, 40.8 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points per game.
76ers: 7-3, averaging 116.7 points, 44.8 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.3 points.
INJURIES: Nuggets: Collin Gillespie: out (leg).
76ers: James Harden: out (achilles).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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