Mavericks at 76ers
6 p.m. Friday, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM; KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavericks 29-38, Sixers 24-43
About the Mavericks: Rookie forward Nicolas Brussino will try to build on his career-best night of 11 points, nine rebounds and two steals in Wednesday’s 112-107 upset of the Washington Wizards, which snapped the Mavericks’ two-game losing streak. ... Forward Wesley Matthews remains questionable with a strained right calf. Matthews sat out against Washington after he was injured Monday at Toronto. ... Center Nerlens Noel will play his first game in Philadelphia since the Sixers traded him to the Mavericks on Feb. 23 for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected 2017 first-round draft pick.
About the 76ers: Though Philadelphia has had it rough again this season, currently with the NBA’s fifth-worst record, the team’s 24 wins are its most in a season since finishing 34-48 in 2012-13. ... There have been bright spots. The Sixers are 15-19 at home, better than five NBA teams, and they had the Golden State Warriors on the ropes Tuesday before losing 106-104 in Oakland, Calif., after leading by 10 points in the fourth quarter. ... Also on that four-game road trip, the Sixers lost in overtime at Portland but saw rookie Dario Saric post a career-high 28 points. ... In their other meeting this season, the Sixers lost 113-95 to the Mavericks in Dallas on Feb. 1. The Mavericks outrebounded the Sixers 51-39. Noel came off the bench and contributed eight points and three rebounds in 17 minutes for the Sixers. He was traded to the Mavericks 22 days later.