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Trail Blazers Pregame: Nassir Little (left knee) is available for Thursday's game

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The Trail Blazers and 76ers are set to face off for the second and final meeting of the regular season Thursday night on national television.

The Blazers announced an update to their initial injury report just hours before tip-off.  

Nassir Little, who has missed the previous four games with a left knee sprain, is available for Thursday’s contest, while CJ Elleby is a late scratch with what the team is calling an illness.

The Blazers will also still be without CJ McCollum (left midfoot fracture), Jusuf Nurkic (right wrist fracture) and Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture).

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Little is making his return since dropping a career-high 30 points against the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 1 in 29 minutes of action.

As for the Sixers, Philadelphia has listed Shake Milton (left ankle; sprain), Mike Scott (right knee; swelling), Paul Reed (G League - Two-way) and Rayjon Tucker (G League - Two-way) as out.

 

Fans should expect a high-scoring contest Thursday.

Portland and Philadelphia both rank in the top-10 in the league in scoring. The Blazers rank sixth, averaging 114.5 points per game, while the Sixers are eighth with 114.3.

Rip City will also get its first look at the Blazers' "Spirit of Oregon" jerseys. 

The uniform features Oregon scrolled across the chest of a black/brown base layer, and a multi-colored pattern that runs from the shoulder down to the end of the shorts. 

Per the team, this unique jersey “celebrates the unique beauty of Oregon’s landscape as well as acknowledging & honoring the tribal nations throughout what is now considered Oregon who have called this land their home from the beginning.”

Catch the Blazers and Sixers on TNT at 7:00p.m. PST with Blazers Outsiders to follow immediately after the game on NBCSNW.