Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers make their first appearance of the season at the Wells Fargo Center tonight to face a Sixers team that has won 6 of their last 8 games. The Clippers have lost three in a row and seven of their past nine.
Griffin has been tremendous in his first season (missing all of last year due to injury in left knee), averaging 20.3 points and 11.9 rebounds. He has benefitted from the play of guard Eric Gordon, who is averaging 24.5 points a game.
The Sixers surivived Tuesday in an 82-77 win over the Nets, despite getting killed on the boards and again playing shaky down the stretch.
Spencer Hawes had his best game so far as a Sixer on Tuesday, going for 18 points. He collected most of his points from the outside, where he was stroking his jumper. He said he made a conscious effort to play outside on the offensive end because of his advantage over the bigger, but slower, Brook Lopez.