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Despite playing without No. 1 overall draft pick Ben Simmons, the Sixers (7-23) are showing promise. Joel Embiid (18.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 2.4 BPG) is finally unleashing his vast, raw potential that has many thinking he can be one of the true beasts of the NBA for quite some time, while fellow big man Jahlil Okafor (11.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG) has been solid. The Sixers have also received encouraging showings from Robert Covington (10.2 PPG), Nik Stauskas (9.2 PPG), and Dario Sarkic (9.0 PPG), three players proving they are capable of providing positive contributions to a winning NBA team. And of course, don't forget about Nerlens Noel, who had played well recently. As for the present, the Sixers return home in January after playing a four-game stretch on the West Coast.
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An overview of the Sixers' top home games in January, with information provided by TicketIQ, is presented below.
1/3 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves I Wells Fargo Center I Get-In Ticket Price: $16
The Sixers will welcome Minnesota to the Wells Fargo Center for their first game of 2017, and they'll be seeking revenge after a 110-86 defeat at the hands of the Wolves in November in a nationally-televised TNT affair. Andrew Wiggins scored 35 points in the win, while Karl Anthony-Towns scored 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds. If the 76ers want revenge, they'll have to figure out a way to slow down those two, as well as the impressive Zach LaVine. The get-in ticket price for the Minnesota game is only $16.
1/11 vs. New York Knicks I Wells Fargo Center I Get-In Ticket Price: $32
The Sixers will play the Atlantic Division rival New York Knicks for the first time on January 11, and unsurprisingly, it's one of their most expensive games of the month. During the offseason, New York added some new faces to its roster as the likes of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah have been of great use for Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and the rest of the Knicks. This contest features one of the highest get-in prices of any Sixers game this month, being $32.
1/18 vs. Toronto Raptors I Wells Fargo Center I Get-In Ticket Price: $12
Another Atlantic Division foe, the Toronto Raptors, will travel to Philadelphia for their third tilt this season against the Sixers when the two clubs collide on January 18. Toronto is 2-0 against the Sixers this season, with its most recent win by nine points in Philadelphia. The Sixers can use this type of matchup as a measuring stick in regards to where they are as a team. The get-in ticket price for this match-up is somehow only $12, which presents a good value to see one of the best teams in the league
1/24 vs. Los Angeles Clippers I Wells Fargo Center I Get-In Ticket Price: $13
Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers will travel to Philly towards the end of January for their first meeting with the Sixers. The Clippers will likely be playing without Blake Griffin, who was recently injured and is slated to miss several weeks, but dealing with Paul and DeAndre Jordan is a tough task for any team. The get-in ticket price for this encounter is just $13, which is also a tremendous value considering the Clippers only come to the Wells Fargo Center once a year.
1/27 vs. Houston Rockets I Wells Fargo Center I Get-In Ticket Price: $15
James Harden and the upstart Houston Rockets will travel on January 27 to Philadelphia for their second meeting of the season. Earlier this year, the Rockets beat the Sixers, 115-88, in Houston as Harden led the way with 33 points in the victory. It was a typical Rockets performance, as they consistently score over 100 points, thanks in part to the arrival of head coach Mike D'Antoni. Interestingly, this will also mark D'Antoni's return to Philadelphia after serving as an assistant coach with the Sixers last season. That being known, the get-in ticket price of $15 is an absolute bargain.