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Michael Carter-Williams Named Rookie of Month

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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.

We’re Back, and so are the Magic

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Ok, so its been a while, but tonight the Sixers, mired in a four game losing streak take on the Orlando Magic, who are pretty evenly matched with our Sixers.

In the past two weeks things have happened. Spencer Hawes has been hurt. Kendall Marshall, who was once a lottery pick is now with the 87ers.  Andrew Wiggins has played poorly, Jabari Parker has been a beast and the Sixers have started traveling down the most common-sense path for the organization. Happy trails Sixers, who are now the seventh-worst team in the NBA. 

The Starters:
The Magic (6-11)
PG Jameer Nelson
SG Victor Oladipo
SF Aaron Affalo
PF Glen Davis
C Nikola Vucevic

The Sixers (6-11)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C   Spencer Hawes

 

Sixers-Bucks

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The Sixers are officially on a losing streak, and the Bucks want to extend it. They represent to Sixers fans what a pretty ordinary team that makes the playoffs every year, but really can’t improve is. The Bucks are why NBA teams tank. They are purgatory, not in it, they represent it. They compete for the eighth seed year in and year out, they get a mid-round pick and a mostly empty arena as a reward. No one wants to be them, ever.

Thaddeus Young will miss his second straight game. The Sixers also have released Darius Miles and Kwame Brown.

The starters:
The Bucks
PG Luke Ridnour
SG O.J. Mayo
SF Caron Butler
PF Ekpe Udoh
C Zaza Pachulia

The Sixers (5-7)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Daniel Orton
C Spencer Hawes

Sixers-Raptors

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Tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, the Toronto Raptors attempt to take first place from the Sixers (read that again). Though the Raptors have lost two straight, the Sixers have lost three straight, so they are in worse shape I guess. Both teams are no good, and the Atlantic Division is pretty bad right now as a whole. As of right now, it looks like Michael Carter-Williams will play tonight, which is a plus for the Sixers, as it puts Tony Wroten back in the sixth man slot he is much better suited for.

The Starters:

The Raptors (4-7)
PG Kyle Lowery
SG DeMar DeRozen
SF Rudy Gay
PF Amir Johnson
C Jonas Valanciunas

The Sixers (5-7)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes

The Raptors are favored by three in the game, and the over/under on the number of Jonas Brothers references Malik Rose makes during the game referring to the Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas is four.

Sixers Win in OT

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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.

Dwight Howard Brings His Dimension To Town

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The Houston Rockets are in town, and they are huge. They start three players over 6’9, including the NBA’s favorite funny man Dwight Howard. The Rockets are currently leading the league in rebounding, and Howard, happy to be free of bigger stars on his team is thriving so far this season. He’s annoying, and pretty one dimensional, but the Rockets are a better team than the Sixers. By the way, did anyone see Andrew Wiggins last night?

The Starters:
Rockets (5-3)
PG Patrick Beverley
SG James Harden Jeremy Lin
SF Chandler Parsons
PF Dwight Howard
C Omer Asik

Sixers (4-4)
PG Michael Carter-Williams Tony Wroten, Jr.
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes

Spurs Top Sixers

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The Spurs absolutely dismantled the Sixers 109-85 tonight. They showed why they are what they are, while the Sixers got a lesson on what they really are.

Michael Carter-Williams is really good, but he isn’t Tony Parker. He could be though, didn’t Parker thrive under Brett Brown?

The Spurs play perfect basketball. They make every pass, they play tight defense. They utilize every player to his strengths, they take the life out of their opponents.

A game like this gives a lot of perspective. Do the Spurs represent the Sixers vision? If not, they should.

Its the Spurs! (minus Tim Duncan)

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Tonight, the San Antonio Spurs make their first and only appearance of the season at the Wells Fargo Center. The defending Western Conference Champions are 6-1 and looking to take down former assistant Brett Brown’s Sixers.

The Sixers are coming off a double overtime loss to the Cavs. Tonight’s marquee matchup involves Sixers rookie PG Michael Carter-Williams vs. the Spurs Tony Parker, who until his injury last season looked like the league MVP.

I really can’t envision a scenario that doesn’t involve the Spurs surgically dismantling this team tonight, but who knows. The Sixers weren’t supposed to beat the Heat, Wizards or Bulls.

The Lineups:

Spurs (6-1)
PG Tony Parker
SG Danny Green
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Boris Diaw
C Tiago Splitter

Sixers (4-3)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes

Update: Tim Duncan will not play tonight.

More Cavs

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The Sixers, who notched an impressive victory over the Cavs last night, head to Cleveland to try and sweep the home and home.

The starters:

The Sixers (4-2)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes

The Cavs (2-4)
PG Kyrie Irving
SG Dion Waiters
SF Earl Clark
PF Tristan Thompson
C Anderson Varejao

Tonight: The Cavs

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The Sixers are on a two game losing streak and there is seemingly no end in sight. Ok, maybe there is, who knows. Kyrie Irving and his Cavs come into town tonight, dragging Andrew Bynum with them.

It looks like Andrew Bynum, who was listed as a game time decision, will be playing tonight, so that should be fun. Also, the Cavs surprise first overall pick Anthony Bennett has scored one basket through five games. (One!)

The starters:

The Cavs (2-3)
PG Kyrie Irving
SG Dion Waiters
SF Earl Clark
PF Tristan Thompson
C Anderson Varejao

The Sixers (3-2)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes