Embiid and the 76ers take on the Cavaliers
Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia into a matchup against Cleveland. He currently ranks fourth in the NBA averaging 27.4 points per game.
The 76ers have gone 24-16 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia ranks second in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 47.2 rebounds. Embiid leads the 76ers with 13.4 boards.
The Cavaliers are 13-32 in Eastern Conference play. Cleveland is third in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.1 percent from downtown. Brandon Knight paces the Cavaliers shooting 41.9 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is scoring 27.4 points per game and averaging 13.4 rebounds for the 76ers. Tobias Harris has averaged 22.1 points and collected 8.2 rebounds while shooting 53.2 percent over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 5-5, averaging 112.1 points, 44.8 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.6 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 110.1 points, 48.6 rebounds, 26 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.7 points on 45.0 percent shooting.