Sixers Hold On To Beat Heat, 114-110… In Basketball
Let it be known, MCW is trending on Twitter, and the Philadelphia 76ers are 1-0 after a home victory over the Miami Heat, 114-110. And I guess @AndyGlockner said it best when we gave him the word:
In basketball?? RT “@SportsGrid: 76ers beat Heat 114-110”
— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) October 31, 2013
The 76ers went on a Through-The-Looking-Glass 19-0 run to start the game, then led 23-2 and 36-14, before Will Smith used his flashy-thingy from "Men In Black" and the Heat trailed by only 2 at halftime. Miami actually led by as many as 6 in the third quarter, but led by rookie Michael Carter-Williams (22 points) and Spencer Hawes (24 points and game-winning 3 late in the fourth quarter), Philly toughed it out at the end. It also helped that LeBron James (25 points) missed a late shot and had a key late turnover. Evan Turner had 26 points, including a dunk over LeBron to make it 6-0. My, my, my.
The Heat were playing their second game in as many nights, Dwyane Wade sat out to rest his knee, and ... oh hell, as Bill Murray said in "Meatballs", "It just doesn't matter!" I picked the 76ers to have the worst record in the NBA this season, and they just beat Miami. That's on me, Philadelphia. I'll own it.
Here's that 19-0 run in glorious video form. The Sixers still may have an awful season overall, who knows? But they'll always have this.
A couple of us were talking in the locker room about Michael Carter-Williams' debut and Kobe piped up to ask how Darius Morris played
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 31, 2013
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