Sixers game tonight: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic, 11/25/22

The 76ers (9-9)’s Thanksgiving trip continues in Orlando Friday, facing the Orlando Magic (5-13) for the first time this season.

Friday’s meeting marks the front end of a two-game match-up with the Magic, as the teams face off again on Sunday in Orlando.

The Magic will be well rested, after falling in their last outing to Indiana on Monday, 123-102. The Magic have lost four of their last five contests.

Franz Wagner has been Orlando’s leading scorer in the team’s last two games — both losses to the Pacers — scoring 20 points Monday and 29 points Saturday at Indianapolis. Wagner is Orlando’s second leading scorer this season, averaging 19.3 points per game.

Rookie and 2022 first overall pick, Paolo Panchero averages a team of 23.5 points per game, but has been out since November 7 (ankle).

The Sixers, still heavily shorthanded, got a well-deserved rest day Thursday, after winning a lead in back-to-back game over Brooklyn, 115-106, on Tuesday, and falling narrowly to the Hornets in Charlotte Wednesday, 107-101.

With Joel Embiid, James Harden and Therese Maxey all plagued by foot injuries on either end of back-to-back games, the Sixers saw strong contributions across the roster, led by Tobias Harris’ 24 points and DeAntoni Melton’s 22 in Tuesday’s win. over Brooklyn.

In Embiid’s absence, Paul Reed had a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double against Brooklyn, and Montrezil Harrell had 16 points and seven rebounds against Charlotte.

Embiid (left mid-foot sprain), Harden (right foot tendon strain), Maxey (left foot fracture), Matisse Thybulle (left ankle tenosynovitis), and Jaden Springer (right quadriceps strain) for Friday’s game.

Cole Anthony (internal medial oblique tear), Markell Fultz (left big toe fracture), and Jonathan Isaacs (left knee injury recovery) will depart for Orlando, while Wendell Carter Jr. (right plantar fascia strain) and Choma Okeke (left knee pain) are questionable. In which.

Match Tips on Fridays at 7:00 PM ET.

When I last saw her
Milton shook

  • Melton scored a team-high 22 points Wednesday in Charlotte, coming close to triple-double territory with seven rebounds, nine assists (matching a career high) and a pair of steals.
  • Melton shot 9-for-16 from the field in 39 minutes of play.
  • Melton had his second straight 20-plus point performance and fourth consecutive double-digit game on Wednesday, finishing with a game-high 20 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals.
  • After leading the team in scoring on Tuesday, Harris tallied 19 points and five rebounds
  • He has 37 minutes on Wednesday.

Quote to note:
Melton shrugged at fellow backcourt DI Anthony Melton:

“He’s easy to play with. He’s versatile, he does a lot of things both offensively and defensively. He’s really easy to bounce ideas off of.”

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