The 76ers lost to a dominant New Orleans team who controled the game from the beginning with a mercyless Anthony Davis adding up : 32 points at 12/19 and 8/8 from the foul line, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals. With a sidelined Michael Carter Williams due to illness, the Sixers relied on K.J. McDaniels (16 points, 4 rebounds),Henry Sims (14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 ast) and Luc Mbah a Moute (14 points – 6/13, 3 rebounds, 1 ast).
Right from the start, New Orleans took the lead by 11 points (30-19). Then Sixers fought to come back, with a 14-3 run to catch up 34-33. The Pelicans, without paniking, are going to take another lead 52-39 before the Sixers once again answer the call by winning the second quarter (24-22) and catch up to be down 9 at 43-52.
Back from the locker room, New Orleans does it again. Anthony Davis is making points rain (13 points in these 12 minutes), helped by Ryan Anderson (19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals). 33-19 in this quarter to seal a 23 points lead entering the 4th quarter. New Orleans’s coach Monty Williams will then play the bench who will keep up the scoring (14-12) and finally win by 25 points 99-74.
Pelicans logically win 99-74 to extend winning streak to 4. On the other hand, the Sixers go opposite and get their 6th consecutive loss to reach the final and 15th spot in the eastern conference tied with the Knicks (8W/37L).