Sixers Weekly – Sixers show some signs of life

The Sixers second year forward Arnett Moultrie was suspended for five games by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. Head coach Brett Brown commented on the league’s suspension on Moultrie,

“I really can’t. What I will say is Arnett is still a part of the team and we will reach out to him and help him where we can.”

The Sixers were going for back to back wins against the Atlanta Hawks but fell 103-95. The Sixers made 11 three pointers; five were made by Thaddeus Young. In addition to the 5 three pointers, Young also put up 23 points in the loss. James Anderson had a very exceptional game scoring 19 points. Rookie Michael Carter Williams scored 16 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, but also committed 3 turnovers in a game where turnovers were the Sixers biggest problem and a key part in the victory for the Atlanta Hawks.

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Although Nerlens Noel can’t play just yet, he’s gotten his coaches very excited about his potential when he finally is healthy. Coach Brown said this about the rookie center Noel,

“The first thing that I have fallen in love with is that he is beyond competitive. There is a dog in him, a toughness in him I misjudged. He doesn’t talk a lot but he’s a fantastic listener.” His rookie counterpart, Michael Carter Williams won the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for the month of March. Carter Williams is the first Sixer ever to win the award three times in one season.

The Sixers were absolutely pummeled by the Charlotte Bobcats 123-93. The Sixers bench was outscored by the Bobcats bench 60-33 in the game. Guard James Anderson was held scoreless for the 25 minutes he played in the game. MCW led the Sixers in the game as he scored 22 points on 10 for 18 shooting in 27 minutes of play. Center Henry Sims scored 15 points and pulled down 6 rebounds in the loss. Thaddeus Young played solid as he scored 11 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. The Sixers resigned point guard Casper Ware to a second 10 day contract.

The Sixers beat the Boston Celtics 111-102 on Friday night in Boston. The victory also ended a 13 game losing skid.MCW had a very nice game and scored 24 points, pulled down 6 rebounds, and dished out 6 assists. MCW also had a crucial steal from Celtics guard Phil Pressey which then sealed the game for the Sixers. Center Henry Sims scored a career high 24 points and also pulled down nine rebounds.

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The Sixers fell to the Brooklyn Nets 105-101 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers were down by as much as 21 points in the second half and brought the deficit down to one in final minutes but simply couldn’t get it done. Thaddeus Young scored a game high 20 points on 8 of 18 shooting. Michael Carter Williams kept up the consistent play as he racked up a double-double. MCW scored 12 points and dished out 11 assists and a very impressive no turnovers in the loss.

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