• September 27, 2023

Notes From The Sixers’ 107-104 Win Over Chicago

mcwThe Philadelphia 76ers won their third straight game on Saturday night, taking down the Bulls 107-104 in Philadelphia. Their record improves to 3-0.

  • Michael Carter-Williams once again played a huge role in the team’s win. The rookie dropped 26 points, had 10 assists with three steals and four rebounds. 
  • Spencer Hawes registered a solid double-double, collecting 11 rebounds and scoring 18 points while shooting a tidy 8-11 from the floor.
  • Thaddeus Young scored 13 points and added seven rebounds. Young hit three three-point shots on four attempts.
  • Evan Turner scored 20 points, but missed a critical free-throw late in the fourth quarter. Turner has scored 20 points in every game this season.
  • Starting shooting guard James Anderson played 29 minutes, but scored just one point.
  • Tony Wroten led all bench scoreres once again with seven points.
  • The Sixers were outrebounded 51-39.

Final Thoughts

Michael Carter-Williams has brought a great deal of energy to the Sixers lineup.

He’s got the physical tools to do a lot of great things in this league. He’s got great size and speed, he looks like a solid defender,  he can thread the needle with his passes, and if he can develop more consistency with his shot in the future, then he’s got an extremely promising future in front of him.

But what I like most about MCW so far is that he has not been intimidated by the big stage that is the NBA. So far, he’s embraced the challenge of taking the reins of this young team that wasn’t expected to do much, and he’s helped make them competitive. He’s dealt with LeBron James and gone toe to toe with Derrick Rose in his first three games, and he’s led his squad to three straight wins.

Did anyone think this team would rip off three straight at any point this year?

Give the players and coaches tremendous credit, they deserve it.

I don’t know how long the Sixers will keep this up, but its a sight for sore eyes to see a young, exciting, competitive team in town that is actually headed in the right direction.


Denny Basens

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November 2, 2013 11:05 pm

Comgrats to the 76ers who are off to a fantastic start of their New Era
With Coach Brown & Staff and a real GM in Hinkle who has a plan, cut the dead wood out and is fostering a new attitude and mindset for the Organization
Moving forward.. Maybe eagles Roseman & HC Kelly can learn from these guys on how to turn a Franchise around..
If they can add a legitimate PF, next Season, with the return of
Nerlins Noel with Thadd, MCW, Turner, Hawes & Wroten, that’s pretty good Nucleus to build upon.. .

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
November 2, 2013 11:49 pm

This is coaching, heart, fearlessness. Anyone still miss Jrue Holiday? MCW! MCW! Like I said before, this coach specializes in player development with a emphasis on nutrition. When you have a Thad Young shooting 3-4 from the 3pt line when he only made two 3pointers in the last 2 years that says it all. Its going to be a long season but what a start.

And for the guys on here who want this team to lose every game for Wiggins needs to wake up. What type of confidence does that give a young team if they lose every game? And look back at the teams that purposely tanked, the odds of them getting the 1st overall pick is slim to none. Yes I believe the NBA rigs the ping pong balls system, and when they see a team purposely tanking they will not grant you the 1st overall pick. So enjoy the ride guys. Theyre still going to get some good players in the draft. This draft is very deep 1-20 guys deep. And don’t forget, the Sixers will have a chance to sign two max contracts. Do you think 2 Allstars would want to come here if this team sucks and shows no heart no talent? Heck no. They see a rising future star PG in MCW and a great coach and system and that makes guys wanna come play here.

The Sixers will be contending sooner than you guys think.. #ShowYaLuv!!!

November 3, 2013 5:23 am

Amen Jh, you pretty much said everything I wanted to say. MCW is playing way better than I thought. He’s doing things at higher level already, than he was at Syracuse. Hats off to coach Brown, great job so far.

November 3, 2013 6:01 am


November 3, 2013 6:14 am
Reply to  daggolden

This is what has to happen in sports if you don’t get the sure thing, cant miss prospect like Shaq, Luck, Durant etc. You have to get LUCKY! Teams get lucky with the Wades, Hardens, Russell Wilsons Tom Bradys. Maybe MCW is our got lucky stud!. Lord knows Philly was overdue to get LUCKY with all the wasted high picks in all the sport franchises.

November 3, 2013 6:20 am
Reply to  daggolden

Add Noel next year which is like a top 5 pick and if he could just be like Noah from the Bulls, energy, block everything in site and grab every rebound then we got something. Plus that ballyhooed FA class after 2014 and its on!

November 3, 2013 10:32 am

Andy Reid is running the football and the Sixers are unbeatable — WTF is going on … send me back to planet earth because i’m in bizarro world

November 3, 2013 10:54 am

this is the bad part. If the Sixers play well enough to get in the playoffs they lose their first round pick. If the pelicans continue to lose, we might not get their first round pick.

2014 the year of the draft and the Sixers could very well end up with no one!

November 3, 2013 11:44 am

I barely post on this site so none of you guys probably will not remember. But on the blog that was titled as “Nerlens Noel expected to sit for the rest of season” Or something along those lines I posted that this is going to be the season that ET breaks out, and that I was going to get some crap for it.

It has only been a short 3 games, but so far I am very impressed how this team, and ET have overcame adversity through it’s first 3 games. ET has showed up in the fourth everynight. Maybe this kid might have actually developed his game with Brett B guiding him. He has stepped up as one of the leaders on this team and I am very pleased. Were probably the youngest, fastest, quickest, atheletic, team in the NBA. Add in good coaching, heart, and just flat out fighting then we may have something this season.

November 3, 2013 11:47 am

Don’t we already have a top 10 pick guaranteed off the Jrue deal? Were going to have 2 1st round picks no matter what. We prob will not get Wiggins, but we get another really solid player to add this line up, and when Nerlens returns we will be a force. Noel is going to be better than many people think, Just like MCW is doing right now.

AHH I’m loving it!!! Who cares about the Eagles anymore this season? Lol JK

November 3, 2013 12:55 pm

***Reports are that 76ers have traded Guard MCW to the Sacramento Kings for Guard John Salmons and their #1 Pick in 2015 Draft
And Evan Turner & Thad Young to the Houston Rockets straight up for Guard Jeremy Lin and their #1 Pick in 2016
Only in Philly.. Good Grief!!!