PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 76ers are back home tonight to welcome the Los Angeles Lakers.
This match-up won’t mean anything in the standings, both teams have long been eliminated from playoff contention. But it will be a big game with regards to how the 2015 NBA draft order shakes out.READ MORE: Sixers' Joel Embiid Named All-Star Starter For 5th Straight Season
The 76ers are 18-56 and the Lakers are 19-53. The Sixers have the NBA’s third-worst record, the Lakers the fourth-worst. Of course, the 76ers own the Lakers first-round pick as a result of the Michael Carter-Williams trade, but they only get it if it falls outside the top five. So tonight’s game could really be key when it comes to how the draft lottery plays out.
Both the 76ers and the Lakers have dropped two straight and both teams are coming off losses last night. The Sixers lost in Cleveland, 87-86. The Lakers fell in Brooklyn to the Nets, 107-99.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times about the latest on the 76ers.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will Major Nor'easter Dump On Your Area?
These two teams met just eight day ago out in Los Angeles with the Lakers winning that game, 101-87. Thomas Robinson led the 76ers off the bench that night with 14 points (on 7 of 8 shooting) and 8 rebounds in just 16 minutes of action.
With one more win, the 76ers will equal their win total of a season ago when they finished 19-63.MORE NEWS: New Roundabout Set To Be Built At Busy South Philadelphia Intersection
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