The Clippers offered a great performance in front of their public, winning with 32 points ahead of Brooklyn, 53.3% of shooting success. The defense still shined (17 interceptions with 6, 35 points on turnovers, 22 balls lost for the Nets) with Luc Mbah a Moute who scored 11 points to 5/5 for 2 rebounds and 1 interception. Chris Paul scores 21 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, Blake Griffin adds 20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists.
The start of the game quickly turned in favor of the Californians, who start on a 35-7 and pocket the first quarter-time 39-14. The Nets wake up in the second (33-32), and pass a 10-0 to the Clippers who quickly resume their rhythm. At the break, Los Angeles leads 71-47.
The match resumed on the same bases, and the Clippers were a little more away in the third quarter with a 28-18 who offered them 34 points ahead of 99-65 before the last period. The substitutes will complete the job (28-30) for a tenth win in 11 games.
Next meeting Wednesday, November 16 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
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The two teams were unbeaten before the game, which ended in a very balanced game. Even if the visitors led to the break 49-41, the Clippers were able to come back in the third quarter. Tied in the last, Russell Westbrook had the last word with enormous stats: 35 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists. On the Clippers side, Blake Griffin scored 14 points for 9 rebounds and 5 assists, Chris Paul added 15 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute in the 5 major played 24 minutes.
After a first observation period (24-23), OKC took a lead at the end of the second. The Thunder pocked this quarter 26-17 and led 49-41 to the break.
In the second half of the season, Les Clippers came back leading at the end of the third quarter with a 3 points from Brandon Bass (25-16). At the start of the last, the Californians lead 66-65. In the last minute, OKC leads 83-78. Redick 3-point picks up at 81-83 before Russell Westbrook gives a definite advantage to his own at 18.7 seconds from the buzzer. DeAndre Jordan scored the last 2 points of the match to 3 seconds, insufficient to return to the score. OKC wins 85-83.
Clippers (3 wins, 1 defeat), who will visit Memphis on Friday, November 4th
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The clippers were not all in for this first game of pre-season, and were defeated 75-120 by the Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson (30 points) and Kevin Durant (21 points, 7 rebounds, 7 passes) were on fire against the Clippers (32.5% against 51.7%, 0/7 in 20 min for Jamal Crawford, 0/8, and 0/4 to 3 points for Austin Rivers, 4 points for DeAndre Jordan). Only Alan Anderson and Marreese Speights passed the bar of 10 points, with 14 for Speights.
In these conditions, the beginning of the game, with a 25-7 in 8 minutes, The Clippers had a few points before the end of the first quarter time but the gap was already there: 35-19 for the warriors. The second quarter was even worse, with a scathing 36-14 which already gives 38 points in advance for the premises to the pause 71-33.
The 17 players of the Clippers spin, but nothing is done. The Warriors add a 31-18 in the third quarter-time and begin the last on the score of 102-51. Anecdotal, players of Doc Rivers pocketing the last quarter 18-24 and will soon forget this first game missed. Luc Mbah a Moute was in the 5 of departure, with 2 points in counter on launch franc for 11 min of game.
Next home game this night face to the Toronto Raptors.
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After their win over the Pistons, the 76ers keep up that positive energy to notch a second win in a row against the Wolves 103-94. A disputed battle all the way until the 76ers take the lead in the final act. Michael Carter-Williams with another triple double (17 points at 6 for 13, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) and Luc Mbah a Moute, scoring leader with 18 points at 5 for 11, 2 boards, 1 assist and 2 steals are the two men putting their team on the path to victory.
The game stated out on a crazy pace with two quarters on a very offensive note. Minnesota prevails the first quarter (28-25) until Philadelphia strikes back in the second 35-31. At half, Sixers are slightly up by two 61-59. On the Wolves side many players give a hard time to the Sixers. Kevin Martin scores 19 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists while Nikola Petrovic gets 18 points, 7 boards and 2 assists. Dieng records a double-double posting 14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
In the second half the rythme calms down, even though the two teams keep going pound for pound. Minnesota gets back ahead (18-17) and everything will be decided in the final act. 78-77 for the 76ers entering the last quarter and this lead will be quick comforted by Luc and co with a 10-1 to start the 4th quarter with ! 88-78, but Minny will cut it short by passing a 7-0 to close out the gap to 3 points (88-85). The lead will eventually stabilizes itself and see the Sixers snatch the quarter 25-18 to win the game 103-94.
On the stat sheet, the 76ers made 50% of their shots versus 45% for the Wolves. Perfect tie game from the foul line with 21/25 (84%) while the Sixers made 8 for 23 from the 3-point line versus 5/14. Stats are slightly in favor of the Sixers in the assists line (27 vs 24) while Minnesota prevails the rebounding battle 38-34 but turns the ball over more (21 vs 15).
The 76ers record their 10th win of the season (for 37 losses) and leave the last spot to the Knicks in the Eastern conference. In the West, the Timberwolves are sticking in the depth of the standings with 8 wins for 38 losses.
The Sixers had a beautiful victory against the Pistons with 89-69, this was one of the best game they’ve ever played this season in front of their fans.
The difference was made at the beginning of the game with the 76ers starting the first quarter with 18-0, Michael Carter Williams (14 points, 9 rebounds, 10 assists) and Robert Covington (19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 pass).
The gap was getting wider to 24-4 before the Pistons scored 8 points, but it did not make any difference in the way the 76ers were playing as they were dominating the first quarter with 28-16. The second quarter on the other hand is a bit less easy for the 76ers, the Pistons took over by 20-21 with Jodie Meeks (19 points, 1 rebound, 3 passes) and Greg Monroe (20 points, 11 rebounds, 1 passes), but this doesn’t get in the way of the 76ers who end the second quarter with 48-37.
In the second half, the Pistons will return several times to 9 points, but Luc Mbah a Moute (12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 passes, 2 interceptions) and his teammates are still at it. Though the Pistons tried to come back in the game while shooting few 3-points, the 76ers were dominating the second half with 20-18 at the 3rdquarter and 21-14 at the last quarter. It is with a 20-point difference in the score that the 76ers win the game and stop the series of six consecutives loss.
The 76ers, with 47% success in firing against 31% side Pistons, 33% to the 3 points to 7/21 and 48 rebounds, they have delivered a full match before hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves, last in the western conference with 8 wins and 37 losses.
Atlanta did not come to Philly to play around and clearly won 107-85. Hawks dominated in every aspect of the game (48% from the field vs 41%, 12/23 from behind the arc vs 9/25, 34 assists vs 20, 47 rebounds vs 35).
Starting from the first half with a 12 point lead already at halftime 49-37 (25-20 and 24-17). Nevertheless, the performance of MCW (20 pts – 8 for 13 – 9 rbs and 4 ast) helped the Sixers tying the gam up at 33-33 with 6 minutes left in the first half. But in front them Al Horford was fighting back getting his first triple-double with 21 points (8/10), 10 rebounds and 10 assists along with
17 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist from Kent Bazemore.
From that point on it seemed to be mission impossible for the Sixers, especially as the 3rd quarter started on the same pace (25-18) and the Hawks will take the lead up to 22 points. The fourth quarter will be a formality for the Hawks (31-32) who end up winning 107-85. A little set back for the Sixers who won 3 of their last 4 games and lose Tony Wroten with a sprained right knee on top of that.
In this situation it wasn’t easy for the Sixers to to play back to back the next day in Toronto. The scenario isn’t really the same but at the end the score is very similar.
The Raptors did’t waste any time to break away from the Sixers with a 13-0 to start the game. Toronto is ahead (34-19) but the Sixers will fire back in the second quarter with a 12-1, led by a good Michael Carter-Williams ( 29 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals ). Nerlens Noel records 8 points in this act ( total 12 points, 8 rebounds and 1 ast ). The 76ers close out the gap only being down by 4 at the half (50-46).
But Philly will go through a free fall just like in the beginning of the game and go scoreless for almost 4’30 ». Therefore the Raptors take their chance to widen the gap. Even though the 76ers score 23 points in this quarter, Raptors stay ahead with a 10 point-lead to get into the last quarter. However Philly isn’t trying to quit and is used to crazy ending scenarios. KJ McDaniels (10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist) keeps hope alive with a shot followed by 2 free throws (79-73). Philadelphia won’t be able to ever catch up with Toronto who even finishes on a 7-0 (29-23 in the 4th). Raptors wins it 100-84. As usual Luc Mbah a Moute was in the starting line up in these two games.
Philadelphia stays 14th in the east with 7 W/31 L.
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The 76ers went on for a second Win in a row last night ( 93-92 ) facing the Indiana Pacers. Once again, they earned this win in the very last seconds of the game, on a play from MCW who had a full stat sheet ( 15 pts, 5 rbs and 9 ast ).
After the two teams observed each other in the 1st quarter ( 21-19 for Indiana ), the Pacers will take a slight lead with a good David West ( 28 pts, 9 rbs, 2 ast ). Tony Wroten ( 20 pts, 4 rbs, 9 ast, 2 stl ) and Robert Covington ( 16 pts, 2 rbs ) lead the Sixers and allow the team to keep up with their opponent. At halftime, Sixers are only down 6 ( 49-43 ).
Everything will play itself out in the second half with several key moments. Philadelphia returns to head in the 3rd quarter that they prevail 29-21. They started with a 12-3 before the Pacers take the lead back at 62-60. Three 3 pointers in a row allow Philly to flip the script around and lead 69-62 before Indiana goes for a 8-0 run while the quarter is about to end. But a « and 1″ play from Tony Wroten puts his team up 2 to enter the 4th quarter ( 72-70 ). The Sixers will go up to a 7pt lead with 7’28 » left in the game ( 84-77 ) but the Pacers close out the gap again and even go ahead. With 1’29 » left, Wroten scores a lay-up ( 89-88 for the Sixers ) before a play from Roy Hibbert puts the Pacers ahead one more time ( 90-89 ).
Crazy ending when Covington scores 2 points with 32.9 seconds in the game to put the Sixers up by 1 and the answer from David West with 17.9 seconds put the Pacers ahead once again ( 91-92 ). 9.9 seconds on the scoreboard, MCW makes a lay-up to seal the deal with the 76ers up 1 ( 93-92 ) followed by a missed shot at the buzzer from David West. A flashback from last night’s game in Brooklyn with the explosion of joy of a team that had a very tough start of season. The renewal seems to be on ! And this second home win put a smile back on the whole team’s face as well as the fans!
The 76ers visiting the Nets offered a great game to the brooklyn crowd, who saw 2 teams go pound for pound all night with a grand finale that had Nerlens Noel throw a crazy dunk down with 3.2 seconds left in the game.
However the Nets took control early in the game and took off to close the 1st quarter by a 32-23 lead. Luc Mbah a Moute – back from a minor toe injury – was showing great discipline and that he has obviously a major role in the Sixers system. He scores his first 3-pointer at the 9th minute mark to finish the game with 16 points ( 2nd leading scorer for the 76ers ), 6 for 10 from the field and 2 for 3 from the 3pt line, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
Robert Covington will finish with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. The momentum switches side in the 2nd quarter and will see Luc and co come back outscoring their opponents 22-14 to close out the gap and go back to the locker room down 1. 46-45 Brooklyn.
In the second half, the Nets take a 6pt lead to finish the 3rd quarter with 71-64 before the Sixers pull out an amazing 4th quarter. They take the lead with a play from Tony Wroten (12 pts, 2rbs, 4 ast ) with 2’41 » left in the game. Both teams are scoreless during 2 minutes before Brook Lopez ties the game up with 25″ left. MCW takes his time in the final seconds then gets to the rim by himself. While getting up to the hole he dishes the ball wonderfully to Nerlens Noel next to him who finishes up with a terrific dunk ! Lopez will try a desperate shot at the buzzer and will airball it from the 3pt line. Then the whole team along with the bench jumps out to celebrate this 6th win of the season ( 5th on the road ).
Luc’s return helped tremendously the team on the court and mentally while they still stand at the 14th spot in the Eastern conference with 6 Wins for 29 Losses.
Coming off of a 5 game losing streak, the 76ers finally enjoyed a win by doing so at home for the first time of the season. A 95-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , earned in the second half, and 4th quarter won 35 to 24.
Philly started the game pretty well with a quite even 1st quarter ( 19-20 ) before the Cavs speed the pace up in the second quarter with a 30-18 lead giving them a 13 point-lead at halftime ( 50-37 ). Kevin Love was on top of this mastership and will finish the game with 28 pts 19 rbs and 2 ast! The sixers had to rely on Tony Wroten ( 20 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists ) along with Michael Carter-Williams ( 18 points, 6 rebounds, 13 assists ) to fight back.
In the second half, Cleveland increases the lead, being up by 17 points, before the Sixers tighten up their defense to finally take over the momentum. An incredible come back will now take place, pushed by the 18,000 fans of Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers win the 3rd quarter 23-18 to close out the gap to 68-60 and will eventually keep on rolling with their confidence to go snatch that Win in the last 5 minutes of the game. Tony Wroten brings the team back in a 2pt-game ( 86-88 ) and then tie it up a few seconds later 88-88. With one minute left on the clock, he allows Philly to take the lead with 2 free throws. Then with 20″6 left on the board, two missed free throws from Matthew Delladova will see the sixes take off with a lay-up from Wroten with 9″1 left in the game.
Short win but precious for Philly ( 5W/28L ) who not only wins at home for the first time but leaves the last spot in the eastern conference to New York ( 5W/32L )
The trip to Portland ( 2nd in the Western conference 24 W/7L ) didn’t look easy. Indeed it turned out to be a one-way game, where thé 76ers never won a quarter.
However the 1st quarter is pretty close and the Blazers only end it with a 3 pt lead at 27-24.Damian Lillard is setting the tone ( he finishes with 28 pts,7/7 from the foul line, 5 rbds et 9 ast), imitated by Wesley Matthews (25 pts, 7/17 from the 3pt line ). On the Sixers side, Tony Wroten (22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals ) et Michael Carter-Williams (17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 ast, 2 steals ) try to fire back. The gap is getting bigger and the Blazers take a 10 pts lead at halftime 61-51.
The second half isn’t any different than the 1st, with dominate in every aspect of the game (25 assists versus 16, 48 rebounds vs 42, 86% Free Throws shooting percentage vs 55% côté 76ers) and will end up logically winning the contest.
Luc Mbah a Moute who spent 25’ on the court with 9 points, 4 rebounds et 1 ast, came back on the loss after the game.
« The 76ers earned their 4th win of the season in Miami with a great effort – starting from the half of the 3rd quarter – after being down 23 points.
Up until then indeed, the Heat was ruling the contest hands down. They started out taking a 32-19 lead in the 1st quarter, then in the 2nd the scoring evened itself out a little bit but the Heat finished the 1st half with a 15 points lead. The 76ers will completely flip things around and outscore the Heat 45-18 ! This gives a mark of 31-21 in favor a Philadelphia in the 3rd and the 76ers will even afford the luxury to go past their opponent with a 18-9 run in the final quarter, despite several possibilities for the Heat to come back in the money time. An incredible ending that will reinsure 76ers fans. Motivation, talent and burning desire to win is carrying the team ! Luc Mbah a Moute had a remarkable performance with 19 pts, 6 rebounds and 2 steals in 38’51 ». Michael Carter-Williams had 20 pts , 3 tbs , 5 assists and 6 steals.
Sixers recording their 4th win away this season ( 4 W/ 23 L ) and finally get in a positive streak with 2 consecutive wins. Waiting now for this 1st home Win that the fans have been impatiently looking for !
The 76ers won their third win of the season, by winning in Orlando 96-88. This win emerged from the second half.
For the first half, though they had a good start in the first quarter with 23-20. At the break Orlando was ahead with 44-37, they will go and add 10 more points in the 3rd quarter. But it was during the fourth quarter that the 76ers took over the game with 7-0, which allowed them to be in control until the end of the game. Though the Orlando Magic put on a good fight to come back, the 76ers were better and won their third game with 96-88.
Michael Carter-Williams is undoubtedly the man of the match with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, despite six turnovers. Nerlens Noel, meanwhile, scored 13 points 12 rebounds while Tony Wroten finished with seven assists. Luc Mbah a Moute has meanwhile distinguished with 9 points and 4 rebounds 27minutes and 10 seconds of play. All men entered the parquet scored 5 points or more.
The 76ers have emerged for the second time this season, with the game against the Detroit Pistons 108-101 where they went to overtime. A game during which both teams have taken turns in leading, it was a tough game.
The first half, the Sixers were slightly dominated the Pistons, 30-28 and 24-23, to reach halftime with 3 points ahead 54-51. But in the second half, the Pistons will revert to 5 points in the third quarter time (31-23) to start the final quarter with 82-77., which was a tough quarter. Hollis Thompson (13 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist) managed a 3-point shot with 13.4 seconds buzzer that will allow 76ers to tie 100-100. In overtime, Luc Mbah a Moute (14 points, 11 rebounds and best stat of the game in this area, 4 assists, 3 steals) and his will dominate the Pistons with a 8-1 allowing them to pocket their second victory three games.
Robert Covington honored us with a superb performance with 25 points and 6 rebounds, while Michael Carter-Williams scored 20 points 8 rebounds and 15 assists. A meeting tight during which the Sixers have had a little more success than their opponents to shoots (46% against 39%), with 3 points (30% against 26%), but also assists (27 against 22) and rebounds (53-47).
The Sixers now have 2 win for 18 losses but remain last in the Eastern Conference, behind their opponent in the evening.
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Here it is! The Sixers have finally got their first win of this season after a disastrous start with 17 losses in a row. But against the Wolves, who have 4 wins 12 losses, the 76ers were able to put on a great fight on the court and earn their first win of the season.
The 76ers were fearless on the court, leading the first quarter with 23-13, Michael Carter-Williams began its feast (20 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists) and Luc Mbah a Moute settled in rebounds (12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist). The Wolves will come back strong and inflict 21-9 in the second quarter time (13-1 at the end of it) to lead 34-32 at the half. On the Wolves’ side, deprived of Pekovic, Rubio, and Martin, it is Taddeus Young (16 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist), Gorgui Dieng (15 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists) and Maurice Williams (14 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists).
In the second half, Philadelphia will finally hold the lead and score a point ahead of the Wolves (57-56) at the end of the 3rd quarter time (25-22). Everything was played in the last quarter when Robert Covington (17 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist) showed the way for the 76ers in scoring two 3-point shots. Luc’s team was winning by 5 points with 69-64 points before the Wolves came back with 75-73. The next two minutes of the game were in favor of the 76ers with 10-4 thanks to KJ McDaniels’ three points, the shoots Michael Carter Williams, and Robert Covington. Luc Mbah a Moute seals the fate of the last quarter by 2 points on free throws with 6 seconds left before the end of the game.
Relief for the 76ers fans, with this win the 76ers does not become the team to have achieved the worst start to a season ever (record held by the Nets during the 2009-2010 season with 0V -18D)
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It isn’t only that the Sixers eventually open their counter victory this season, one minute until the end of the match with Philadelphia only two points ahead of the Nets, but an 8-2 in the money time has allowed to Brooklyn to win 99-91.
Before this, the Sixers revved up their game, going into the first quarter, 19-32. Thirteen points of delays, which would be difficult to catch up to, the 76ers took the lead, 22-17, to return the score with 8 points of delay at half-time, 41-49.
Recovered, the 76ers returned with the same intentions and dominated the Nets, 26-23. Luc Mbah, a Moute, with 10 points, 2 rebounds and 1 pass, along with his teammates gnawed their delay little by little. But in the last fatal minute for the Sixers, it was 8-2. Best to free throw (82% against 75 %) and 3 points (38% against 33 % ), the 76ers have an equal game with the net on many sectors of game (23 passes against 25, 42 rebounds against 40, 20 losses of bullets against 24). KJ Mcdaniels scores 18 points for 6 rebounds, the same number of points for Tony Wroten with 2 rebounds, and 10 passes, but also 8 losses of bale.
A new defeat difficult to cash, but the reality is there: 15 defeats for 0 victory this season.