Sixers @ Nets
Nets - Brooklyn had a lot of success last season against Philadelphia going 3-1 and winning their three games by an average of 14.7 points per game. Despite having the highest payroll in the NBA, the Nets are struggling as they stumbled out to a 5-14 record before winning three of their last four games. Former NBA MVP Kevin Garnett is only averaging 6.3 points per game in his first season in Brooklyn after being traded by the Boston Celtics. Despite their 4-6 record at home, the Nets have won two straight at the Barclays Center. NBA All Star Paul Pierce has come off the bench for Brooklyn in their last three games after appearing off the bench just three times in his previous 1,117 NBA games.
13.8 PPG, 3.7 APG, 3.7 RPG
Wroten, 20, will be making his seventh consecutive start in place of rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Wroten played well against the Portland Trail Blazers scoring a team-high 18 points while dishing out seven assists and grabbing six rebounds in the blowout loss. In two career games against the Nets, Wroten is averaging 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.
12.2 PPG, 6.2 APG, 2.2 RPG
Williams, 29, is having his worst statistical season since his rookie campaign in Utah. After missing nine consecutive games with a sprained left ankle, he as come back and looks like he has returned to form. He has scored 25, 15, and 22 points in his three games since his return from injury. In 18 career games against the Sixers, Williams is averaging 15.7 points, 9.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game.