December 3, 2013 | Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Posted: December 4, 2013
It took two overtime periods, but the Sixers eventually came out ahead, downing the Magic 126-125 Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center.
In their second meeting of the season, rookies Michael Carter-Williams (27 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) and Victor Oladipo (26 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) made history, becoming the first rookies to ever record triple-doubles in the same game.
“I think they’re going to have a good little competition for the next few years to come,” center Spencer Hawes said after the game. “They have a unique skill set for point guards – Oladipo with his athleticism, and Mike with his size and range. I think it’ll be fun to watch them go at it.”
For both, it was their first ever triple-doubles.
• The Sixers scored 31 points on 19 second-chance opportunities compared to 16 points off of nine opportunities for the Magic.
• Philadelphia outrebounded the Magic 56-34 and held a 20-8 advantage on the offensive glass.
• Tuesday night marked Spencer Hawes’ fifth game of the season in which he’s hit at least three three-pointers. That matches the amount of career three three-pointer games he had entering this season (5).
Behind the Numbers: 47
Through his first 15 NBA games Michael Carter-Williams has notched 47 steals, the second-most by a rookie through that many games (since 1985-86).
Behind the Numbers: 15
Tuesday night, Evan Turner notched his 15th 20-point game of the season, tying him with Paul George and LeBron James for the most in the NBA.