Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins has done his best patching together lineups with the team generally struggling without a couple key players.
As a result, players like Nick Young are beginning to embrace their roles.
Philadelphia reaches the halfway point of an eight-game homestand Friday night as it seeks an eighth victory in nine meetings with the Sacramento Kings.
Andrew Bynum has yet to play for the 76ers (19-26) due to a right knee injury after being acquired in the Dwight Howard trade, and Jason Richardson is likely to miss a sixth straight game Friday because of a left knee problem.
Collins has started Young the last three games in place of Richardson and has given him increased minutes in the past six. Young is averaging 17.8 points over the last four, including 18 in Wednesday's 92-84 win over Washington as Philadelphia improved to 2-1 on its homestand.
Dorell Wright had seven points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes after not playing the previous two games.