Nikola Jokic Plays Down Matchup With Joel Embiid

Getty Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic will be the matchup to watch as the Nuggets and Sixers meet up.

When the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets clash on Friday night, the matchup to watch will be between two of the game’s best big men in Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.

Embiid is averaging 24.2 points 11.8 rebounds and just under 2 blocks per game this season as the centerpiece of the Sixers offense.

Jokic is averaging just a shade under 15 points per game 10 rebounds and 6 assists, but has made a habit of excelling against the Sixers.

With Ben Simmons sidelined with a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, Embiid will take on an even bigger role in the offense for the Sixers.

The game against the Nuggets is the final for the Sixers on a four-game Western Conference swing before returning home to see the Hornets on Nov. 10.

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