Believe it or not, the 76ers
They used a Spencer Hawes
bucket with 5.9 seconds to go (off of a ridiculous behind-the-back pass from
, which can be seen here
) to complete the rally and beat
the Chicago Bulls, 107-104, Saturday night.
Here are some quotes and notes
from the game:
- The Sixers once trailed by as
many as 20 points.
- The Sixers won for the third
time in three games, despite entering the fourth quarter without a lead in each
of those games. They were 4-47 in those situations last season.
- Carter-Williams has equaled
five players in NBA history, dating to 1985-86, with 27 assists or more in
their first three games (Damien Lillard, John Wall, Jamaal Tinsley, Mike Bibby,
- Brett Brown has three wins to
begin his coaching career.
- The Sixers didn’t have a
three-game winning streak all of last season, and they already do this season.
So basically…the Sixers’ start
“This is a very unexpected
start,” Brown conceded.
Furthermore, the Sixers won
both games of a back-to-back – something that eluded them a year ago.
“It shows your mental
toughness, playing back to back,” said Evan Turner. “… It was good to stay in
it when we were down 20.”
The Sixers have the day off
Sunday before hosting Golden State Monday night.
Labels: Chicago Bulls, Evan Turner, Michael Carter-Williams, Spencer Hawes, statistics breakdown