Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers
Golden State Warriors Preview
The Golden State Warriors have lost three consecutive games and 13 of 14 as they begin a five-game road trip in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Leading scorer D’Angelo Russell has registered at least 26 points in each of his past four games, including 37 in the Warriors’ most recent contest, a 129-118 loss to Indiana on Friday. Russell drilled nine 3-pointers against the Pacers, matching a career high.
Golden State boasts a six-game road winning streak against Philadelphia. The Warriors are tied for the NBA lead with 81.2 percent accuracy from the free-throw line and have twice converted each of their attempts from the foul line. Forward/center Marquese Chriss is shooting 73.1 percent (19-for-26) in his past four games.
Philadelphia 76ers Preview
The Philadelphia 76ers will aim for a sweep of their two-game homestand against Western Conference foes as they host the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Ben Simmons — the point guard’s team-leading 26th double-double of the season — the 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-91 on Saturday for their fifth victory in six games.
The 76ers are 6-3 since losing All-Star center Joel Embiid due to a torn finger ligament in his left hand, but Embiid might be back in action as soon as Tuesday. Guard Zhaire Smith, called up from Philadelphia’s G League affiliate with Josh Richardson nursing a strained left hamstring, sprained his left ankle against the Lakers and did not return.