Says Tim Bontemps, who’s got Utah No. 1 and Brooklyn next:

3. SIXERS 2020-21 record: 34-16 Previous ranking: 3

The week might have ended with a thud thanks to a loss to the Grizzlies on Sunday night, but all that truly matters for the Sixers is that Joel Embiid is both healthy and back in the lineup.

The Sixers remain tied atop the Eastern Conference with Brooklyn in time for a trip to Boston to face their rivals tonight on national television.

This week: @BOS, @NOP, @OKC

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31192243/nba-power-rankings-where-all-30-teams-check-ahead-week-16