The Philadelphia 76ers lost their second game in a row on Friday night at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 78-77 at home in Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers now have a 18-9 record which puts them in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and in first place in the Atlantic Division ahead of the Celtics. The Clippers have a 16-8 record, which puts them in third place in the Western Conference and in first place in the Pacific Division ahead of fellow LA team, the Lakers.
The Sixers were led on Friday night by forwards Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala, who each scored 12 points against the Clippers. Jodie Meeks scored 10 and Lou Williams came off the bench to add 11 points. The Clippers were led by a 24-point performance by Chris Paul. Blake Griffin also added 16 points, Randy Foye added 10 and Mo Williams came off the bench to score 14.
The 76ers will look to avoid losing three games in a row on Saturday night on the road in Cleveland against the Cavaliers at 7:30 p.m. (ET) while the Clippers continue their East Coast trip in Charlotte against the Bobcats on Saturday night at 7 p.m. (ET).