The red-hot 18-8 Philadelphia 76ers will host Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night in a battle of two first place teams. The host 76ers lead the Atlantic Division by 3.5 games and the Clips lead the Pacific by 1.5 over the cross-town Lakers. The Sixers are coming off a home loss to the San Antonio Spurs 100-90 and the Clippers are looking to bounce back after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-92. Both teams losses came on Wednesday night, so both squads will have a day of rest behind them.
The Clippers continue their seven game road trip at Philadelphia, where the Sixers finish up a 15-game stretch that has included 13 home-games. The Sixers will look to improve on a 13-4 home record and the Clippers look to get over .500 on the road, as they sit at 5-5 in away games this year.
It should be a tough matchup for the Clippers on the road as they face a team that's been playing very well at home in the last few weeks. Stay tuned for more on the game, right here.