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Sixers Win In OT

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The Sixers overcame a late deficit to defeat the Bucks 115-107. When they win they sure as hell are exciting.

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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.

Hawks Tonight

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The Sixers take on the Hawks tonight in Atlanta. Michael Carter-Williams will miss his second straight game. They’ll probably win, because why the hell not.

The lineups:
Sixers (5-4)
PG Tony Wroten, Jr.
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes

Hawks (4-4)
PG Jeff Teague
SG Kyle Korver
SF DeMarre Carroll
PF Gustavo Ayon
C Al Horford

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

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 Wizards

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After the big opening night win over the Heat the Sixers face an up-and-coming Wizards team.

Tonight’s Starters
Sixers (1-0)
PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes

Wizards (0-1)
PG John Wall
SG Bradley Beal
SF Trevor Ariza
PF Nene
C Marcin Gortat

They might not win tonight.

How to Lose Enjoyably

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Philly Mag published a guide to cheering for the tanking Sixers. They did beat the Heat though….

Sixers Beat Heat 114-110

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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.

First Up: The Heat

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This game might will be a blowout

Your starting five:
Sixers (0-0)

PG Michael Carter-Williams
SG James Anderson
SF Evan Turner
PF Thaddeus Young
C Spencer Hawes

The Heat (1-0)

PG Mario Chalmers
SG Roger Mason Jr.
SF Lebron James
PF Udonis Haslem
C Chris Bosh