MCW was voted the Eastern Conference’s Rookie of the Month for November today. He led all rookies in scoring with 17.6 ppg, assists with 7.3 and steals at 2.9. He is the first Sixer since Allen Iverson in 1996 to win Rookie of the Month Honors (I know, what about Willie Green or Alvin Jones you ask!). Iverson went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after the season and so far Carter-Williams seems destined to follow in his footsteps.
The King’s Ben McLemore won the Western Conference’s ROM award.
Been a few days since posts have gone up. No one really cares any way, but, there will be posts coming much more frequently starting today. Jabari Parker too.
Tony Wroten, Jr. put up a triple-double for the Sixers tonight while starting for the first time this season in place of the injured Michael Carter-Williams. The Sixers’ sixth man dropped 18 on the Rockets to go along with 10 boards and 11 assists.
Equally as impressive tonight was James Anderson, who scored a career-high 36 against his former team. The Sixers held a lead going into the half, fell behind by as many as nine, and tied the game to send it to overtime, where Spencer Hawes scored the go-ahead basket with 34 seconds left.
The Sixers overcame a building-record nine three pointers made by Jeremy Lin, who started in place of James Harden (who doesn’t like to play D)
Dwight Howard added 23 and 15 for the Rockets who fell to 5-4 on the season. The Sixers are now a surprising 5-4 which puts them on pace to be the Bucks. Think about this, this team is fun to watch but can they really win in the future without a star? A real star, I know I made a supposition about Tony Parker and Michael Carter-Williams, but Tony Parker played with two real stars for his entire career. Who wins any other way? I don’t enjoy losing, but I also don’t want the team to add Carmelo Anthony in the off-season and hope he meshes with young players.
Well, the Wizards got their first win of the season, and they did it by avenging last week’s loss to the Sixers, beating them 116-
THE SKY IS FALLING!!
The Wizards came out strong and held the lead from wire-to-wire. They were led by John Wall with 21. Marcin Gortat scored 19 and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Our 76ers got 24 from Evan Turner and 21 from Spencer Hawes, who also had 13 boards for a double-double. They face the Cavs on Friday.
Well, the Sixers are no longer on pace to go 82-0 after a 110-90 loss to the visiting Warriors tonight.
Early turnover problems put the Sixers in a hole and the Warriors can score from every which way.
Lebron James Andre Iguodala led the way for Golden State with 32 points, 27 of which he scored in the first half.
The Sixers got 18 a-piece from Evan Turner and Michael Carter-Williams. Tony Wroten, who has been impressive so far, added 14 coming off the bench.
Next up for the Sixers is a re-match with the Wizards on Wednesday.
The Sixers won again. Michael Carter-Williams dropped 26 on Derrick Rose, scoring 20 in the second half. The Sixers also got 20 from Evan Turner and 18 from Spencer Hawes.
So far, the team has been exciting, worrying those of us who wanted them to tank. Still, they’re three games into the season. Also, how good is Michael Carter-Williams?
With a win 109-102 over the Wizards the Sixers are throwing a wrench into this whole “win less for Wiggins” thing.
Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 29, while Evan Turner added 23 and Michael Carter-Williams contributed 14.
John Wall had 26 for the Wizards.
Next up: the Bulls tomorrow night.
The Sixers got their season started on the right (wrong?) foot tonight with an impressive win over the Heat in their season opener at the Wells Fargo Center.
Evan Turner scored 25 and Spencer Hawes contributed 24, but the real hero of the night was Michael Carter-Williams. In his NBA debut, the 6’6 rookie finished one steal shy of a triple-double, finishing the night with 22 points, 12 assists and 9 steals. He set a record for the most steals by a player in an NBA debut.
The Heat, who were without Dwayne Wade were led by Lebron James’ 25 points.