Sixers v. trail Blazers
Trail Blazers - Portland enters tonight's game as one of the top teams in the NBA. They lead the Western Conference with a 19-4 record and trail the NBA's best team, the Indiana Pacers, by one game. They have won 17 of their last 19 games including an 11-game win streak. They are playing the front half of a back-to-back tonight before they travel to Detroit tomorrow night for a 6:00 pm tipoff. The Blazers had won three-straight against the Sixers until Philadelphia's win in March. The two teams have played closely contested games as seven of the last nine games have been decided by less than 10 points.
23.5 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 0.8 BPG
Aldridge, 28, is coming off his strongest performance of the season and one of the most dominant performances anybody in the league has turned in so far. Aldridge put up 31 points and grabbed 25 rebounds against the Houston Rockets on Thursday. In 13 career games against the Sixers, Aldridge is averaging 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
15.9 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 0.6 BPG
Young, 25, put a strong performance on Friday night in Toronto against the Raptors scoring 18 points and grabbing five rebounds. However, he is 0-for-7 from beyond the arc over the last five games. In 11 career games against the Trail Blazers, Young is averaging 11.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.