Monday, October 14, 7:00PM (EST) at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
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Posted: October 13, 2013
After playing their first three preseason games at neutral sites – Bilbao, Spain, Manchester, England, and Newark, Delaware, the Sixers return to Philadelphia for the first time since April 14 to host the Brooklyn Nets.
Earlier this summer, Brooklyn shocked the basketball world when they named former point guard Jason Kidd their head coach just 10 days after his retirement as a player. But that was just the beginning of the team’s offseason transformation. On draft night, the Nets brokered a deal with the division-rival Celtics that brought forwards Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and guard Jason Terry to Brooklyn and sent forwards Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, and Kris Joseph, guards Keith Bogans and MarShon Brooks, three future first-round draft picks, and the option to swap first round picks in the 2017 draft to Boston. The Nets also signed forward Andrei Kirilenko, who will likely serve as the team’s first reserve off the bench, and drafted big man Mason Plumlee out of Duke with their first-round pick.
• Thaddeus Young is shooting 3-of-7 from beyond the arc through three preseason games. Overall, he’s shooting 60.6% from the floor this preseason.
• Rookie Michael Carter-Williams has a team-high 16 assists with just one turnover through 79 minutes of preseason action. He led the nation in assists (291) as a sophomore at Syracuse last season.
• Spencer Hawes has hit double-digit points in each of the last two games; he’s averaging a team-high 7.3 rebounds.
• James Anderson is shooting 6-of-12 from three-point range and leads the Sixers in three-point shooting this preseason.
Last Time Out
October 11, 2013 – Celtics 85, Sixers 97
Friday night, the Sixers and Celtics played a preseason contest at the Bob Carpenter Center on the campus of the University of Delaware. The two teams played a relatively even game through the first quarter and a half of action, but in the final seven minutes of the second quarter, the Sixers went on an 18-6 run to take a 16-point advantage into halftime. Philadelphia never looked back, maintaining their lead for the rest of the game and topping the C’s, 97-85.
Philadelphia shot 49.4% from the floor while holding Boston to just 36.0% shooting. Thaddeus Young led the way for the Sixers with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting, while Spencer Hawes (17 points), James Anderson (16 points), and Evan Turner (12 points) joined him in double figures. Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten each had six assists.
October 12, 2013 – Pistons 99, Nets 88
In the Nets’ preseason home opener Saturday night, their rookie head coach, Jason Kidd, went with a deep rotation, playing 15 players 10 or more minutes. As a result, only one Brooklyn player reached double digit points (Andray Blatche with 15). As a team, they were outrebounded 41-28 and were outshot 51.4% to 40.9%. Brooklyn held a 53-25 advantage in free-throw attempts, but they shot just 56.6% from the line en route to a 99-88 loss.
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