Joel Embiid, 76ers Dominate Kings for Third-Straight Victory
The Philadelphia 76ers picked up their third-straight win on Tuesday night with the Kings in town.
For the last couple of games, Sixers wing Danuel House Jr. has been nursing a foot laceration.
A couple of hours before the Sixers and the Sacramento Kings tipped off, Doc Rivers announced that House’s probable status would be downgraded to doubtful.
Meanwhile, the veteran guard De’Anthony Melton was added to the injury report and went from questionable to out.
The Sixers took the floor without House, Melton, and the star guard Tyrese Maxey on Tuesday.
Despite being shorthanded against a thriving Kings team, the Sixers weren’t bothered.
In the first quarter of action, Philadelphia shot nearly 60 percent from the field, outscoring Sacramento 39-32 on fewer shots.
In the second quarter, the Sixers turned their play up another notch and outscored the Kings 41-23.
Leading by as many as 28 points in the first half, the 76ers entered the intermission with a 25-point lead after scoring 80 points.
Getting just a seven-point advantage in the scoring department coming out for the second half, The Sixers had a comfortable enough lead in the fourth quarter to trot out their bench guys for garbage time.