Well, the Sixers are undefeated…in 2014. This was actually a fun game. I’m still not sure how this Sixers team is capable of scoring 114 points, but hey, they did it.
In a post-game interview with Molly Sullivan, Evan Turner said something pretty interesting:
“I’m on my way to be one of the best in the league”
WHAT? Turner said this after Molly Sullivan asked him if he was close to his first All-star appearance. Oh man. I mean, this is good stuff. Let me preface this by saying I have no problem with Evan saying this. He should be confident about his skill, it’s just not that often that you hear professional athletes say it out loud. I’m not sure how I feel about the statement, it was certainly surprising, but WHATEVER. Turner had 23 points, six assists (one turnover), five rebounds and two steals, by the way.
The Sixers had seven players in double digits, which may explain the 114 point outburst. The Sixers scored 24 points in the 1Q, 44 (!!!!!!!) points in the 2Q, 27 points in the 3Q and 19 in the 4Q.
Thaddeus Young had another exceptional game, going off for 17 points and 10 rebounds. He looks more and more comfortable every game shooting the long ball, however he only shot 1-6 from deep. I don’t want him taking that many three’s, especially if he’s only hitting one of them.
Michael Carter-Williams had a great game, with 16 points, 6 assists, nine rebounds and two steals. His shooting is still a problem, going 5-15 tonight, but it’s good to see the rookie star confident.
OH, BY THE WAY. WE HAD A LAVOY ALLEN SIGHTING TONIGHT.
No idea where this came from, but Allen actually resembled an NBA player tonight. Allen scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and slinged three dimes.
Hollis Thompson shot 5-6 from the field for 11 points. The best player in the NBA, aka Tony Wroten, had seven points and five rebounds in just under 20 minutes of action.
The Sixers were impressive tonight and when they shoot 46.7 percent from the field, they will be in games. The Nuggets just looked bad tonight. The pieces just don’t appear to be fitting, often looking disorganized and undisciplined. It speaks volumes when a team with as little talent as the Sixers, puts up 114 points on a team with considerable talent in the Nuggets. Nice to see you, 2014.
The Sixers are on a two-game winning streak for the second time this season and the first time since starting the season 3-0 (REMEMBER HOW AWESOME THAT WAS).
The Sixers are undefeated in 2014 and their path to the NBA Finals is set. Love you Philly.
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