It has been fun watching Thaddeus Young hit his stride. He has three consecutive double-doubles and 18 on the season. A year ago Young had one double-double and he averaged 2.6 fewer boards per game.

“I am just going to the glass every time,” Young said. “In my earlier years I used to try and get back and not be that guy who is going to go out there and grab 15 rebounds. Instead I was getting back and playing defense but now we don’t have those rebounding guys that used to be on the team, so now I have to be that guy and make sure I get boards.”

Young has led the Sixers in rebounding 23 times this season. His 7.8 rebounds per game are a team high and his 140 total offensive rebounds are also tops on the roster.

Wednesday night against the Heat Young grabbed 15 boards, one shy of his career high.