|Robert Covington, SF 40 MIN | 8-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 6 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +10What a game. SIX STEALS?! 50% from deep? Big Shot Bob was a two-way threat all game, and the Sixers absolutely would not have won without him. No body wanted this guy. I bet they feel pretty stupid about that now.|
|Nerlens Noel, C 32 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | +6Noel has really begun to put it together the past couple games. He’s making some more shots, he’s going up stronger, and he’s been a blast to watch develop. Also, GAME WINNING DUNK. The only thing deflating this grade was his embarrassing missed dunk in the second quarter.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 31 MIN | 2-9 FG | 3-6 FT | 7 REB | 8 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 8 PTS | -2Another hyper inefficient near triple double from our point guard. He had a great assist to Noel on the game winner, but man oh man, those hero ball possession near the end of the game are just difficult to watch.|
|Furkan Aldemir, PF 7 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 0 PTS | -3Yikes. You have to work pretty hard to get 5 fouls in 7 minutes. The dude is hustling, but he just seems a step too slow. I have faith, but he’s got ways to go.|
The Sixers aren’t a very good team. Brett Brown has them playing hard every night and has them staying competitive WAY more often than most of us thought they would. It will be hard to really judge him until there is more talent in his cupboard, but so far, so good.
By the Numbers
68.75% – Making 11 of their 16 attempts in the 4th quarter, the Sixers shot just a hair under 70% in the final frame. That’s a pretty good way to mount a comeback.
Tweet of the Game
We signed our best player like 10 games into the season. lol
— Liberty Ballers (@Liberty_Ballers) January 10, 2015
Still can’t really believe that every team in the NBA decided that Covington wasn’t good enough…
It wasn’t always the prettiest thing in the world, but the Sixers pulled this one out for their first win ever in Brooklyn. They have a mediocre Indiana team at home tomorrow night. Another winning streak? It is certainly possible.