Sixers Notes: Sixers, Clippers Missing Key Players, George Hill Update
When the Sixers faced the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, the Nets sat star Kevin Durant for the game and were without James Harden due to injury.
Tonight when the Sixers host the Los Angles Clippers, they will be without Kawhi Leonard, who is out for the fourth straight game with a sore foot. Also for the Clippers, Paul George did not go through shootaround and will be a game-time decision due to an illness, but is expected to play.
The team has already been without Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka.
As for the Sixers, they will also be without some key players for tonight's game.
Seth Curry (left hip flexor tightness), Tobias Harris (right knee soreness) and Dwight Howard (left knee soreness) will all sit this one out.
Expect to see plenty of Furkan Korkmaz, Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton and Mike Scott
George Hill Update
Before Friday game, Doc Rivers did provide an update on guard George Hill, who has yet to appear in a game since being traded to the Sixers from Oklahoma City.
Rives stated that he expected Hill to play "sooner than later" but that "sometime next week would be optimistic, but he's optimistic."
Hill averaged 11.8 points per game for the Thunder this season, shooting 38% from 3-point range. The Sixers are expecting him to provide some ball-handling, defense and ability to make shots once he is able to play.
This was supposed to be a very tough week with the Nets and Clippers on the schedule, but both teams were short-handed, making those games a little less challenging. This coming week, they have a very difficult set of games, with four games, including two road games in Milwaukee,
the Sixers will face Golden State on Monday, the No. 2 seed in the west, Phoenix on Wednesday and travel to Milwaukee for the first of two with the Bucks on Thursday and Saturday.
The Bucks currently stand 3.5 games back of the Sixers for the No. 1 seed in the east.
The Sixers and Clippers can be heard on 97.3 ESPN, coverage at 7pm/
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