Trans. Dec 7 6:42 ET (Dec 7 6:42 ET ) The Denver Nuggets went on a 17-6 run to close out the fourth quarter and surge past the Sixers for a 103-92 victory at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night (see Instant Replay). For the Sixers it was the second loss in as many nights -- both without rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams -- and dropped them to 7-14 this season. 1. With point guard Carter-Williams out for the second straight game and for the sixth time this season (see story), the Sixers leaned on Evan Turner for some playmaking. 2. Carter-Williams missed the sixth game of the season and it seems likely that he will be out for Monday night’s game against the Clippers, too.
In this latest edition of Dei-mails, we touch on the Sixers’ veteran core, Michael Carter-Williams’ minutes and the rookie point guard’s best comparison. What will happen with Turner, Hawes and Young? A reader named Brad posed this question, as well as whether the Sixers’ front office would keep Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young around to help with leadership on the club. I think the Sixers will definitely make a move by the trade deadline.
Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Orlando Magic 126-125 in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Carter-Williams got his 10th assist on a dish to Young late in the second OT to put the Sixers up 125-120. Evan Turner had 24 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 43 points for the Magic and Glen Davis had a career-high 33.
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month earlier in the day, fashioned a triple-double and had a hand in seven of the eight points his team scored in the second overtime Tuesday night as Philadelphia outlasted the Orlando Magic 126-125 to snap a four-game losing streak. Carter-Williams, honored by the NBA for the period covering October and November, had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, the second triple-double of his brief career. Guard/forward Evan Turner scored 24 points for the Sixers (7-12), who had dropped their three previous meetings to Orlando and 21 of the prior 25. Forward Thaddeus Young finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds.