The Philadelphia 76ers face the Detroit Pistons on Monday for the second game of their back-to-back NBA set at Little Caesars Arena. It was the Sixers who won the first meeting with a 114-110 triumph on Saturday.
The two teams are polar opposites in the standings, with the Sixers leading the Eastern Conference at 12-5 and the Pistons at the very bottom at 3-13.
Regardless of their record, the Pistons have been part of several close games, with Saturday’s game against the Sixers being one of them.
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to extend their winning streak to four while the Detroit Pistons are hoping to snap a four-game skid.
Philadelphia 76ers: Team News
The Philadelphia 76ers have listed Joel Embiid as questionable for Monday’s game vs. the Detroit Pistons due to back tightness. With his injury history, Embiid is being closely monitored by Sixers officials to ensure his long-term health. He was also listed as questionable for the Saturday matchup with the Pistons but was able to play anyway.
He will likely be a game-time decision based on his condition after Monday’s shootaround.
Vincent Poirier will be out for Monday’s game against the Detroit Pistons due to the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Mike Scott is out indefinitely with right knee swelling.
Injured: Mike Scott
Doubtful: Joel Embiid
Unavailable: Vincent Poirier
Detroit Pistons: Team News
Derrick Rose has been ruled out of the Philadelphia 76ers game on Monday due to left knee soreness. He will miss his second straight game due to the knee issue.
The Detroit Pistons let Blake Griffin sit out Saturday’s game to rest him but he is expected to play on Monday.
Killian Hayes will remain sidelined due to a hip injury he suffered against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 4. He will be out for the entirety of the 2020-21 season’s first half and will be re-evaluated eight weeks from the time of the injury.
Injured: Derrick Rose, Killian Hayes
At what time will the Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons game start?
USA: Monday, 25th January 2021, 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)
India: Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 5:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)