105-98 Victory over the Nuggets

After falling short 91-85 to Atlanta, giving them a really hard time, and 97-84 to Cleveland, the Sixers bounced back in their home to win in a extremely good game 105-98 against Denver. This marks down the Sixers 3rd consecutive home win. A score to please the Philly crowd, sevrés de victoires au Wells Fargo Center en début de saison.

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The Sixers broke away in the first half after coming in well into the game helped by a Hollis Thompson on fire, shooting 8 for 8, recording his career high (23 points at 8 for 12, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal). Philadelphia is taking off in the 2nd quarter won 27-12 ! At the half the score says it all: 61-40 for Philadelphia ! A lead that will even go up to 28 points before a come back from the Nuggets driven by Danilo Gallinari (22 points, 4 rebounds) Wilson Chandler (19 points, 6rebounds, 2 assists) and Arron Afflalo (14 points, 2 rebounds). This lead will be reduced by 6 points in the last 10 minutes (101-95). But the Sixers’ defense won’t break, well supported by Luc Mbah a Moute (4 points, 10 boards, 1 steal). Robert Covington (17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals) and Michael Carter-Williams (15 points, 8 rebounds, 12 assists) will manage the rest. Denver prevails the 3rd and 4th quarters 28-24 and 30-20 but it won’t be enough to stop the Sixers earning their 11th win thanks to their big first half.

Despite turning the ball over 21 vs 14, the Sixers outrebounded Denver (49 vs 37) and shot well (44% and 41% from the 3-point line).