The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday to take on the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. EST. Newly-signed Cavs guard Danny Green is expected to be in Philadelphia with the team. Cleveland guard Ricky Rubio, who was recently listed on the team’s injury report as “questionable,” had multiple beat writers listing him as questionable before the conference battle. The big question right now is this: Is Ricky Rubio playing tonight vs. the Sixers?
Is Ricky Rubio playing vs. 76ers?
Rubio was not seen at shootaround on Wednesday morning, and was expected to be a game-time decision when the Cavs take on the Sixers on their home court. It was later confirmed an hour before tipoff that Rubio is now going to be out with an illness.
Rubio last missed a game against the New Orleans Pelicans last Friday due to left knee injury management. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the team did not plan to play Rubio on back-to-back nights in January. He returned to the court the very next night in a game against the Chicago Bulls in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, dishing five assists and grabbing three steals as the Cavs pulled off an eight-point victory on their home court.
Philadelphia listed center Joel Embiid as questionable with a sore left foot, while forward P.J. Tucker is questionable with a calf injury. Guard Furkan Korkmaz is listed as out for personal reasons.
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The Cavs earned a 113-85 victory against the Sixers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in late November, a game that saw guards James Harden and Tyrese Maxey on the inactive list. Embiid, Tucker, and forward Tobias Harris all started for the 76ers, combining for 28 points as the Cavs held the Sixers to a 41.6% shooting percentage from the field.
The Cavs will tip off against the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday in the Wells Fargo Center. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN and Bally Sports Ohio.