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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.

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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

I Don’t Know How I Missed This One

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

Spencer Doesn’t Spend

Money on his “beloved” Seahawks that is:

Kevin Durant Knows How to Tank (There Is Nothing to Report)

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The Sixers won in Spain, are in Manchester and Spencer Hawes claimed that the UK recruited him for the Olympics (though Spencer, ever the patriot, resisted). Also, Kevin Durant was on the Sonics (remember them?) and they tried to lose a lot

Today in Camp: Spencer Hawes’ Knee Hurts

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Spencer Hawes suffered a knee injury Monday when he slipped on a wet spot on the floor at St. Joe’s. Luckily, he has his eye on the prize and plans to be healthy when he hits free agency after this season.

Hawes isn’t planning on having a down year. In fact, he’s planning on giving it his all, which is about a 60% effort most of the time.

Today in Sixers’ Camp Coverage

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The Inquirer’s Bob Brookover gives his take on what should be one of the worst seasons in Sixers’ recent history here.

Meanwhile, it looks like the media is picking “leaders” for the team, and its the guy who didn’t dunk against the Heat.

Spencer Hawes loves GTA 5

Is this all it took to get rid of him?

 

Who’s This Guy?: Spencer Hawes

Welcome back to “Who’s This Guy?” a look at the 2013-14 Sixers Roster. Yesterday we introduced you to Michael Carter-Williams, the future. Today we meet the man who was afraid to dunk the ball, political commentator Spencer Hawes

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Name: Spencer Hawes

Position: C

Number: 00

Age: 25

Height: 7’1

College: Washington

2013-14 Salary (per Basketball-reference.com) : $6.60 Million

2012-13 Stats (per Basketball-reference.com): 27.2 MPG, 11.0 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 BPG

How Acquired: Trade with the Sacramento Kings 6/20/10 for Samuel Dalembert.

Pros: Tall, can block shots and rebound, can score from outside, pretty good passer, plays hard every so often.

Cons: Soft, lazy, not a very good athlete. Then, there’s this at 2:51:

That pretty much sums him up. He’s had some good games for the Sixers, but he really gets outworked on both ends of the court a lot of times. He’s slow up and down, often the last player on both ends to get into his set, and he gives up a ton of points defensively. He doesn’t box out, is easily boxed out and though he always kind of hops after someone else rebounds the ball, he doesn’t seem to be playing very hard very often. His contract expires at the end of the season, that’s enough for me to be able to watch him kind of sort of play this year.

Tomorrow: Tony Wroten Jr.