PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 27: Stanley Johnson #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

By Dylan MacKinnon

Make sure to get your naps in, because the next couple of Sixers games are going to have some late starts. They will play the Lakers tonight, in LA, with a 10 pm EST tip. It is the first of 3 games on a west coast trip for the Sixers.

The good news is however both Joel Embiid and James Harden will be back in the lineup after missing Monday’s game vs the Heat. However, the Sixers managed to win that game vs the Heat without their two stars. Thank is large part to a heroic performance by Tyrese Maxey. As of now, the Sixers injury report is empty. So, barring an unforeseen injury between now and game time, the Sixers will have every player available.

The Lakers however have a few names on their injury report. Anthony Davis (foot) and Kendrick Nunn (knee) remain out for the time being. Lebron James (knee) is questionable for tonight’s game, as is Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle). James, who leads the NBA in scoring at 37 years old, has been questionable heading into most games recently. He has played over 40 minutes three games in a row. The Lakers come in 4-8 thus far in March. They are 31-41 overall and are currently the 9th seed in the West.

The Sixers are in a tight race at the top of the Eastern Conference. After Monday Night’s win, they are 2.5 games out of first place. They are also just a .5 game back from the 2 seed and are tied with the Celtics. Every win or loss can change their seeding.

Our coverage starts at 9:50 with the Pre-Game Show, hosted by Devon Givens. And then Tom McGinnis is on the call starting at 10. Devon Givens will come back on for the post-game show after the game. However, with the late start, there is no ‘In the Post,” call-in show tonight. Join us to listen to the Sixers face the Lakers in the first game of their West Coast road trip.

UPDATE- LeBron James is now listed as out for tonight’s game.