With Allen Iverson back in the building, the Sixers got it done against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats. and got a much needed 100-92 home win. With the greatness of Iverson in the stands, both teams struggled mightily through three quarters of play.
Through three quarters of play, the Sixers’ captain and leading scorer, Jrue Holiday struggled mightily. He shot an embarrassing 1-of-7 and 1-of-4 from the free throw line.
Evan Turner did step up, however, in the absence of Holiday’s offensive game. He lead all scorers with a game-high 22 points, and also grabbed seven boards. This is what was expected to manifest when we drafted him with the second overall pick. This young Sixers tandem of Holiday and Turner can be a great one-two combination when things are in sync. Spencer Hawes also played a major role, dropping 15 points and six rebounds.
It was an overall good game for the Sixers as a whole. The team was able to step up as Jrue struggled to find his shot. All of that changed late in the fourth, as Jrue got on a hot streak and scored 11 points in the 4th quarter , including seven straight.
Allen Iverson bobble-head night was a success. The team played well, and Iverson should be proud that he got to witness a tough, hard fought win from his former team. Next up is the Bobcats again on Wednesday night.