Sixers Look to End 2016 with Win Over Nuggets

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The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Denver Nuggets to end their road trip and to end the year 2016. They lost tot he Utah Jazz in an epic 4th quarter collapse. The Nuggets are coming off of a win over the Timberwolves as it came down to one final shot. A shot and a block.

Now, the Sixers look to defeat the team they sent two A.I. to.

The Nuggets overcame a triple double from Karl-Anthony Towns as Wilson Chandler blocked a game tying layup from Andrew Wiggins. They won 105-103. Danilo Gallinari scored the final basket of the game and led the Nuggets in scoring with 16 points. The starting lineup for the Nuggets scored in double figures.

The Sixers were without two starters and lost one during their game in Utah. Joel Embiid was doing his usual resting and Gerald Henderson was dealing with a sore hip. Sergio Rodriguez went down with an ankle sprain and is out for tonight. He only played 15 minutes. The Sixers were led in scoring by Ersan Ilyasova with 16 points as well as 12 rebounds.

The last time these two teams played, the Nuggets won 106-98. That was December 5th. Since then, they have gone 4-1 at home. The Nuggets are overall 7-8 at home. The Sixers have a 2-10 record on the road.

The Sixers led for most of the first meeting, but, as this team has done many times before, couldn't hang onto the lead and eventually lost. Towards the end of the 3rd quarter, the Nuggets took their first lead and ended up leading the entire 4th quarter. Seeing as the Sixers basically did the same thing against the Jazz, it seems like the Sixers haven't grown too much in the few weeks. One can only hope something like that doesn't happen again and the Sixers can hold on.


The Starters:

Sixers:

PG: TJ McConnell

SG: Gerald Henderson

SF: Robert Covington

PF: Ersan Ilyasova

C Joel Embiid

Nuggets:

PG: Emmanuel Mudiay

SG: Gary Harris

SF: Danilo Gallinari

PF: Wilson Chandler

C: Nikola Jokic


Game Info

Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

When: 9 PM, ET

Watch It: CSN Philly

Listen to it: 97.5 The Fanatic