Backup guard Mo Williams left the Trail Blazers late Thursday to attend the funeral of a family member and did not travel with the team to Philadelphia for the opener of a four-game East Coast trip.


However, the Blazers expect Williams to rejoin the team in time for tonight's matchup against the 76ers, which is scheduled to tipoff at 5 p.m.

According to his twitter feed, Williams flew to Mobile, Ala., following the Blazers' Thursday night victory over the Houston Rockets, and is attending the funeral of his late uncle today.

Williams, the Blazers' Sixth Man, is averaging 9.1 points and 4.3 assists in 22 games this season.