Philly’s Jojo Embiid and Utah’s Rudy Gaubert are two of the best big defenders in the NBA.
By Melody Miller
The Sixers end their West Coast trip tonight in Utah in a match-up of the best in the East and the best of the West:
The Jazz (22-5) have gone 12-2 at home. Utah is 15-5 when giving up 100 or more points.
The Sixers (18-9) are 7-7 in road games and third in the NBA scoring 15.6 fast break points per game. Tobias Harris leads the 76ers averaging 3.4.
Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 24.2 points per game while shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the last 10 games for Utah.
Joel Embiid leads the 76ers averaging 29.6 points and is adding 10.8 rebounds. Harris is averaging 20.9 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 51.9% over the last 10 games for Philly.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Jazz: 9-1, averaging 118.6 points, 47.9 rebounds, 24.1 assists, six steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points on 43.4% shooting.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 113.9 points, 43.7 rebounds, 21.1 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points on 47.1% shooting.
INJURIES: Jazz: Elijah Hughes: day to day (ankle), Mike Conley: day to day (hamstring).
76ers: Shake Milton: out (ankle).