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The Sixers go for their sixth win when they face the Nets on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Michael Reaves/Getty Images


  • The Sixers will face the Nets, seeking a 2-0 lead in their regular-season series
  • Brooklyn continues to play without Kevin Durant who nurses an injury
  • Joel Embiid is listed as questionable for the Sixers in their clash with the Nets

The Philadelphia 76ers are on a roll and will be aiming for their sixth-straight win when they face their Eastern Conference rival Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 25 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Sixers are coming off a close 129-127 win over the Sacramento Kings.

In that game, Tyrese Maxey led the way with 32 points and six assists. Montrezl Harrell and Tobias Harris backed him up with 17 markers each.

It would be best to note that stars Joel Embiid and James Harden did not play in that game, but the Sixers still managed to pull off a win that snapped the Kings' six-game winning streak.

"That was a resilient win by our guys," 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. "Everyone who played did something to help us win tonight. It's a team win."

The Sixers are averaging 114.1 points per contest and also hold an offensive rating of 114.9.

On defense, Philly is surrendering 110.2 points per game and carries a defensive rating of 110.8.

On the other side, the Nets are on a two-game winning run.

They are coming off a 120-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Kyrie Irving was at the helm of that game, pouring in 38 points, nine assists, and seven steals. Nic Claxton provided him support by scoring 24 markers and 15 boards.

Kevin Durant did not play in that match and remains out for Brooklyn against Philadelphia.

However, it was a three-pointer by Royce O'Neale with about 28.5 seconds to go that helped the Nets pull off their second-straight win.

"Kyrie had been getting to the basket, hitting tough shots and at that moment, he drove, two people double-teamed and he found me open," O'Neale stated. "I just needed to have the confidence to knock it down."

Brooklyn is averaging 113.7 points per game with an offensive rating of 114.7.

Defensively, the Nets are giving up 110.7 points per game and have a defensive rating of 111.4.

The 76ers are -6.5 favorites to win over the Nets, who are at +6.5.

Meanwhile, the Moneyline set for this matchup is -255 for Philadelphia and +215 for Brooklyn.

With the tip-off set for 7:30 PM ET, the game will be telecast over ESPN and through fuboTV.

Kyrie Irving
It will be another tough night for Kyrie Irving when they face the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images