Sixers star Joel Embiid to play vs. Nikola Jokic, Nuggets at home

The Philadelphia 76ers will play host to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday afternoon as they look to continue their winning ways. While the NBA world will have its eyes fixated on the center matchup, these two teams enter a battle among the top in the league.

Joel Embiid, who was listed as questionable for this one due to left foot soreness, will officially be in and will play for the Sixers. He has been dealing with this foot issue for quite some time, but Philadelphia has been able to make sure he is ready to go for these games.

For Denver, Nikola Jokic will also play after being listed as probable so everybody will get their Embiid vs. Jokic matchup in a Saturday matinee.

Embiid and the Sixers have won 19 of their last 23 games while Jokic and the Nuggets have won 20 of their last 25 games. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. EST from Wells Fargo Center.


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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire