After an impressive 109: 98 home win against the Celtics in their first game without Joel Embiid on Thursday, the 76ers travel to Dallas to play against the Mavericks. It's a matchup between two likely playoff teams with a pair of the most talented young NBA stars in Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons.
The Mavericks complete their six home games and take part in the match after losing twice to the Nuggets and Lakers – the two best Western Conference teams. Doncic fought in these two games with a 2v12 shot from behind and 44 percent from place. Doncic tore his shirt in frustration after missing no more free throws in Friday's loss to the Lakers.
After a 4-game skid, Philadelphia comes to Dallas in a 2-game winning streak. Without Embiid, the '76 experimented with new looks against the Celtics – Simmons and Al Horford spent more time painting, and the team often got smaller as more perimeter shooters were on the pitch. Josh Richardson's 29 points replaced Embiid's production and made a comeback in the second half.
The Mavericks have to do without Kristaps Porzingis again, who sustained a knee injury.
When does the 76ers Mavericks game start?
The game will take place on Saturday, January 11th. The tip is set at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Where is the game
The Mavericks are the home team of the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Which channel is the game running on?
The game will be broadcast locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
With a valid cable login, viewers can stream the game on NBCSports.com and in the NBC Sports app.
The Mavericks will do without Kristaps Porzingis (knees).
The 76ers will be without Joel Embiid (fingers).
The Mavericks are favored by 2 points. The over / under is set to 223 points.