Sixers v. Nuggets
Nuggets - The Nuggets are coming off of their second consecutive loss last night to the Boston Celtics. Denver was outscored 39-15 in the first quarter and could never climb out of the hole. Kris Humphries had 18 points in 24 minutes off the bench for the Celtics against the Denver front-court. Denver point guard Ty Lawson had a team-high 20 points but is out tonight with a left hamstring strain.
10.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 0.7 BPG
Faried, 24, is coming off back-to-back sub-par performances. Last time out against the Celtics on Friday, Faried scored just four points and grabbed seven rebounds in 25 minutes. In two career games against the 76ers, Faried is averaging 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game.
15.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 0.6 BPG
Young, 25, is coming off a down game against the Bobcats on Friday scoring just nine points and grabbing one rebound. Prior to Friday, Young scored 24 or more points in back-to-back games including a 25-point, 12-rebound performance against Orlando. In 11 career games against the Nuggets, Young is averaging 15.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.