Top scorers face off in Dallas-Philadelphia matchup

Philadelphia 76ers (40-21, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (32-31, seventh in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid meet when Dallas squares off against Philadelphia. Doncic leads the NBA averaging 33.2 points per game and Embiid ranks second in the league averaging 33.0 points per game.

The Mavericks have gone 20-12 in home games. Dallas has a 10-10 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The 76ers are 16-11 in road games. Philadelphia averages 114.0 points and has outscored opponents by 4.0 points per game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic is averaging 33.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.5 steals for the Mavericks. Josh Green is averaging 11.1 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

James Harden is shooting 39.4% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the 76ers, while averaging 21.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 10.6 assists. Embiid is averaging 29 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 119.9 points, 40.0 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points per game.

76ers: 6-4, averaging 109.2 points, 40.3 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.8 points.

INJURIES: Mavericks: Davis Bertans: out (calf).

76ers: Joel Embiid: out (foot), Dewayne Dedmon: out (hip).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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