The Blazers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games and are stuck in 7th place in the Western Conference. C.J. McCollum is sidelined for at least a couple more weeks with a small hairline fracture in his left foot, and he’s now missed the last seven games.
Portland has been getting extra contributions from guys like Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simons, and Gary Trent Jr, a quality two-way wing who’s upped his scoring lately to average 18 points over the last six games.
Even though this will be the second game of a back-to-back for the Sixers, they could have far more firepower at their disposal to take control of this game.