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Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric (elbow) out tonight vs. Brooklyn Nets

From NBA media reports

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of their longest winning streak in 15 years and are aiming to run that string of wins to 11 straight. To do so tonight against the Brooklyn Nets (7 ET, NBA League Pass), the Sixers will have to accomplish that feat with a thinner frontcourt.

Starting forward Dario Saric will miss his second straight game as he tries to heal up from a bacterial infection in his right elbow. Saric did not play in Sunday’s 119-102 road win against the Charlotte Hornets because of the injury and will get more rest tonight. Keith Pompey of Philly.com has more on Saric:

The 76ers power forward sat out Sunday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets with what Brett Brown said was a swollen bursa sac in his right elbow. He’ll also miss Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center because he has cellulitis, a bacterial infection, in the elbow. Saric has been receiving intravenous treatment, the team said.

He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday and the Sixers will determine whether he can play Wednesday in Detroit against the Pistons.

Saric banged up his elbow when he dove on the floor to tap the ball to Ben Simmons in the game against the Knicks.

He kept playing. However, the elbow bothered him during Friday’s victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Now it is infected.

Tuesday will mark the third game the second-year player will miss this season. He was sidelined in a home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 7 with a left-eye laceration and a right-eye corneal abrasion.

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