Houston Rockets (11-30) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (22-16) January 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Online: Rockets App
76ers SB Nation Blog: Liberty Ballers
Projected Starting Lineups
Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Garrison Mathews, Jae’Sean Tate, Christian Wood
76ers: Myles Powell, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid
The Houston Rockets are in another rut ahead of their Monday night match against the Philadelphia 76ers, and their subpar effort could be at the root of their problem. Following Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, coach Stephen Silas was not pleased with the Rockets’ lackadaisical effort displayed on the court.
“It wasn’t great effort, especially as far as running back in transition. But most of that had to do with our offense. Bad shot selections and turnovers. There was a lack of cohesiveness tonight.” — Stephen Silas
The 76ers are coming into Houston as winners of seven out of their last eight games following their 119-110 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
Joel Embiid has played like an MVP candidate throughout the 2021-22 season thus far, as the big man from Cameroon is currently averaging 26.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks across 27 games played.
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