The Sixers are on a two-game skid. They faced two tough teams in the Suns and Bucks and came up a little short both times. But tonight they get a good chance to snap that skid when they travel to Detroit to face the Pistons.
The Pistons enter tonight 20-56, which is the second-worst record in the NBA. They are 28th in pts scored, 21st in pts allowed, and 29th in FG%. Over the last 10 games, they are 2-8. To make matters worse for the Pistons, they are without Jerami Grant, who will be sidelined for the rest of the year with a calf strain. Additionally, they will have no Hamidou Diallo (Finger) or Chris Smith (ACL). Cory Joseph (Back) is questionable to pay. If he cannot suit up, expect Killian Hayes to slide into the starting lineup tonight vs the Sixers
The Sixers meanwhile enter the game with a clean bill of health, at least for now. There have been recent questions about the vaccination status of the Sixers roster, but that will not impact anyone’s availability tonight. If there are any unvaccinated players on the roster, we would presumably find out next Thursday when the Sixers travel to Toronto. Canada requires any out-of-country travelers bs fully vaccinated. So any player who has yet to get the vaccine would be unable to travel to Toronto.
The Sixers find themselves in the 3 seed after their two-game skid. They are two games back from the Heat and the one seed, and one game back from the Bucks and the one seed. The Bucks have the tiebreaker over the Sixers after winning the season series Tuesday night. The Bucks face the Nets tonight.
Our coverage begins at 6:50 with Devon Givens and the Pre-Game Show. Tom McGinnis is on the call when the game tips at around 7 pm. And make sure to stay tuned after the game for In the Post, hosted by Devon Givens, to react to the game.