The Sixers beat to the Boston Celtics 113-108 on Monday night. Then the Sixers sent the fans home happy as the team got the victory in the final home game of this season. Michael Carter Williams had a good performance as he scored 21 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, and four steals. Tony Wroten also played a big part in the win as he scored 20 while 6 of 7 from the free throw line even though he shot a meager 63.7 percent this season from the line. Although Thad Young shot 5 of 16 from the field he still did score 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.
The rookie sensation had some interesting comments on this losing season, “I knew what I was coming into. I knew there would be a lot of changes and that I would be playing with a lot of different teammates, but everyone who has been here has been great. They had positive attitudes. We have struggled but we still played hard.”
The Sixers ended the season with an uncommon victory as the club beat the Miami Heat 100-87 in Miami on Wednesday night. The Sixers finished with a 19-63 record which is the third worst in the history of the franchise. The win also gave the Sixers back to back wins for the first time since January 2 and January 4. Miami, who is playoff bound, rested some players but the Sixers capitalized on that especially in the 3rd quarter. The Sixers shot 55 percent from the field, forced the Heat into 9 turnovers which led to 18 points off the turnovers in third quarter. Thad Young led six members of the Sixers in double digit points as he racked up 20 points. MCW put in a nice ending to his rookie season as he had 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Head coach Brett Brown said this about the night of the draft lottery, “That night where you find out where you pick is kind of nerve racking for me. I don’t remember the last time I was kind of nervous, but that night I will be nervous.” These comments from Coach Brown are so interesting because these comments put emphasis on how important this offseason is for the future of the Sixers organization. Sixers owner Josh Harris that the Sixers are planning to get a new practice facility and it could open as early as 3 years from now. MCW also again won the Rookie of the Month award for the month April and this is his fourth time winning it this season.
Owner Josh Harris said this about the Sixers finishing 19-63 this season, “I think the season was a huge success. Obviously, I don’t like to lose. In terms of a losing season, it’s tough.