Well it looks as though the Philadelphia 76ers have finally been brought down to earth as they have now lost 2 in a row. What was a phenomenal start for the Philadelphia Sixers (3-2), defeating arguably the two best teams in the league, has quickly turned into a two-game losing streak. Some flaws of this young Sixer team were identified, and fans realized that the 76ers are in fact going winless for wiggins.
Keys to the Game
Tonight, Michael Carter-Williams and company were very sloppy and careless with the ball. 20 turnovers tonight cost the Sixers valuable possession to get themselves back into this game. Some of the blame does lie on MCW tonight as he was poor for his standards this season. Although, we can’t expect him to put up the numbers he was getting in the earlier stage of the season, he is in fact a rookie on the worst team in the league.
Matchup wise, John Wall defeated MCW at the point guard position. He dictated the pace throughout the game, and never allowed the Sixers to get into the game. This seems to be a trending pattern for the Sixers, they always seem to have horrific starts to games which gets them down big holes. Tonight, John Wall recorded 24 pts and 9 ast, and defeated the 76ers in their second matchup this season. On the bright side, Spencer Hawes had another solid game with 23 pts, 13 reb, and 5 ast. Hawes is proving to be a vital big man on this Sixers team.
Player of the Game
This shoutout goes to John Wall without a doubt. Not only did he run the game, he ran MCW. The good thing for the Sixers is that Carter-Williams can only get better, and the more he plays, the more he learns. This was a valuable lesson for Brett Brown and his team and I am positive they can get better results in the future.