March 6, 2016, 2:44 pm
Both Nerlens Noel (leg) and Jahlil Okafor (shin) are absent from the Sixers starting lineup prior to Sunday’s game against the Heat.
With at least one, if not both, of Noel and Okafor always starting when healthy, it’s safe to assume that they are both out for Sunday’s game. The Sixers are rolling out the same starting lineup for the second consecutive game – Ish Smith, Hollis Thompson, Robert Covington, Jerami Grant and Carl Landry. Both Noel and Okafor missed last game as well. The main beneficiaries last time out were Robert Covington (25 & 5 in 40 min), Hollis Thompson (14 & 6 in 31 min) and Richaun Holmes (13 & 8 in 25 min). We’ll confirm the status of both Noel and Okafor with an update.