Team Starts Homestand With Brooklyn

by Lauren Rosen

The 76ers (25-16) are 18-2 at home this season, and will look to improve on that impressive record Wednesday when the team hosts the Brooklyn Nets (18-21).

The Sixers will aim to even up the season series with Brooklyn, after falling to the Nets on Dec. 15.

The Nets welcomed back point man Kyrie Irving Sunday for the first time since early November, when he was sidelined by a shoulder injury.

Irving scored 21 points (10-11 FG) in 20 minutes in his return versus Atlanta, and recorded a 31-point, 11-assist double-double Tuesday versus Utah.

The Sixers will look to rebound from a tough two-game road trip this past weekend. The team most recently fell to the Pacers Monday in Indianapolis.

Ben Simmons scored a team-high 24 points in that contest, along with 14 rebounds and three assists. 

Reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week Josh Richardson tallied 23 points, four rebounds, and three assists. He's scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games, including a 29-point outing against Boston on Jan. 9.

Wednesday's contest tips at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Opponent Outlook:

Brooklyn visits South Philadelphia on the second night of a back-to-back, after losing to the Jazz Tuesday, 118-107.

Irving is averaging 28.2 points per game in his 13 appearances so far this season. In Irving’s absence, fellow point man Spencer Dinwiddie has had a career season, averaging 22.0 points and 6.4 assists per game.

The Nets are 7-12 on the road this season.

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