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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.

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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-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.

The Sixers Are Going Patriotic Tonight

Sixers Drop Second Straight

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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.

Warriors Hand Sixers Their First Loss

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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.

Warriors, Come Out and Play

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The Sixers welcome old friend Andre Iguodala (or as Molly Sullivan calls him, “Dre”) into town tonight. Let’s see if Michael Carter-Williams continues his tear andto help keep the Sixers undefeated

The Lineups
Warriors (2-1)
PG Stephen Curry
SG Klay Thompson
SF Andre Iguodala
PF David Lee
C Andrew Bogut

Sixers (3-0)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF  Evan Turner
PF  Thaddeus Young
C   Spencer Hawes

Who’s This Guy?: Brandon Davies

Welcome back to “Who’s This Guy?” a look at the 2013-14 Sixers Roster. Since we last met on here, two new players have been added to the mix. Today, BYU Honor Code violator Brandon Davies.

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Name: Brandon Davies

Position: PF

Number: 20

Age: 22

Height: 6’10

College: BYU

2013-14 Salary (per basketball-reference.com): $490,180

2012-13 Stats: (BYU) 33.4 MPG, 20.5 PPG, 4.0 APG, 1.7 SPG

How Acquired: Signed by the Sixers as an undrafted free agent.

Pros: Davies is big at 6’10, 240. He has long arms and will play in the post. He doesn’t complain about doing dirty work and won’t drift out to the perimeter like some other big men on the team tend to do. Playing one-on-one with his defender down low he can use his length to get the ball into the basket. He is long enough to change shots in the lane and disrupt passes.

Cons: He isn’t a great passer or ball handler. He isn’t incredibly athletic and doesn’t have great balance, so he gets moved easily by his defender and can be bumped around on defense. He doesn’t shoot free throws well, and can’t really shoot from the perimeter, which goes both ways. If the first three games are any indication, Davies will probably play sparingly.

Davies was born in Philly, then adopted by a woman in Provo, Utah which is where he grew up. He went to BYU, had sex with his girlfriend and was suspended for it.  Fun fact: the last BYU athlete who went from an honor code suspension to Philadelphia was Eagles RB/ Chickie & Pete’s Host Reno Mahe.

Tomorrow: Daniel Orton  

I Don’t Know How I Missed This One

Oh Spencer, I bet you went dressed as the most clever of all devils too.