Sixers-Nets preview: Brett Brown's squad eyes 11th straight win

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Sixers' Markelle Fultz gets ready to go in against the Nuggets during the 3rd quarter at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Monday, March 26, 2018.

Brooklyn Nets (25-52) at 76ers (46-30)

Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Wells Fargo Center

Talking points

The Sixers look to extend their winning streak to 11 games for the first time since winning 12 straight from Jan. 13 to Feb. 5, 1990. They’ll have to do it without sidelined standouts Joel Embiid (fractured orbital bone left eye) and Dario Saric (cellulitis in right elbow). The Nets are playing arguably their best basketball of the season, going 4-4 in their last eight games.  Those contests have been decided by a total of 10 points. Brooklyn had been 4-20 in the previous 24 games.

How to watch and follow the game

  • TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Radio: 97.5 FM
  • Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers

Starting lineups

Nets (25-42)

Poll

Who will be the next Philadelphia team to win a championship?

9 DeMarre Carroll SF 6-8 13.5 ppg. 6.6 rpg.

24 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson PF 6-7 14.5ppg. 6.8 rpg.

31 Jarrett Allen C 6-11 8.2 ppg. 5.4 rpg.

33 Allen Crabbe SG 6-6 12.5 ppg. 4.3 apg.

1 D’Angelo Russell PG 6-1 15.6 ppg. 5.1 rpg.

Coach: Kenny Atkinson (Second season, 45-114)

Injury report:  Jeremy Lin (Ruptured patellar tendon in right knee, out); Isaiah Whitehead (sprained right wrist, out)

Sixers (46-30)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  12.8 ppg 5.4 rpg.

23 Ersan Ilyasova PF 6-10 9.9 ppg 5.6 rpg.

5 Amir Johnson C 6-10  4.3 ppg 4.3 rpg.

17 JJ Redick SG 6-4  16.6 ppg 3.0 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 15.8 ppg 8.2 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 121-283)

Injury report: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (right knee, patellar tendinitis, out), Joel Embiid (left eye, orbital bone fracture, out), Dario Saric (cellutitis in right elbow).

Head to head

The Sixers hold a 110-81 series advantage.

Coming games

Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Little Caesars Arena, Sixers at Detroit Pistons

Friday: 7 p.m.; at Wells Fargo Center, Cleveland Cavaliers at Sixers

Sunday: 1 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Dallas Mavericks at Sixers

April 10: 7:30 p.m., at Phillips Arena, Sixers at Atlanta Hawks

April 11: 8 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Milwaukee Bucks at Sixers