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Video: Yes, the Sixers really did score 19-straight points to start the season against the Heat

Oct 30, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT


The Sixers’ season got underway on Wednesday night and they wasted no time flipping the script on everything fans of this team knew about the planet called Earth we live on. They scored 19-straight points to start the game before Miami notched a single bucket.

Michael Carter-Williams got an open-court dunk for the first NBA points of his career to get the scoring going. Evan Turner dunked on LeBron James. Tony Wroten did Tony Wroten things. And the Sixers started a remarkable 11-11 from the field. Yes, Brett Brown’s Sixers were on fire.

The euphoria ended and we all clanked back to reality when Evan Turner missed a three ball with about 5 minutes left in the first quarter, leaving the score at 26-6 at that point.

Once the Sixers finally missed a shot, these two teams reverted back a bit to what you’d kind of expect from a Philly-Miami game. The first half ended with Philadelphia up by a score of 51-49. So, don’t worry too much about those asteroids headed towards Earth you thought you saw during the first quarter.  The world is not ending.

One real bright spot: MCW on a triple double watch in the first game of his career with 11 points, 7 dimes, and 6 steals at the midway point. Alright, kid.

The Sixers may lose this first game, and go on to have a truly awful season, but at least we’ll always have the first five minutes of tonight. Basketball can be joyous. Anything is possible.

[shoutout to Ben for cutting the video right quick]

  1. Chris - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    what I’m taking away from this is:

    1. some of these no-names may actually be decent bench guys for us in the coming years…

    2. more importantly, look at what happens when you hire a legitimate coach from a franchise with a culture of winning…someone might have to tell Brown to tone down the aggressive Spurs defense stuff and smooth offensive ball movement or we may end up winning too many games…

    3. oh yeah and MCW could totally be our PG of the future…

    • hitnrun - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      It’s early, but I have a feeling we’re going to win *way* too many games. The NBA has too many actual slugs for that Harlem Globetrotters squad in Sixers uniforms to ever tank their way to the biggest pail of ping pong balls.

      We may be stuck relying on incredible luck. That’s what happens when you hire a culture of winning and bring in some talented kids who don’t know they’re supposed to suck.

  2. Mark432 - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Clap your hannnnnnnnnnds everybody!

    PS: Early Congrats to the Flyin’ Hawaiian!

  3. hitnrun - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    The dream is dead!

    Seriously, I don’t care if they miss out on the top lottery spot by 1 win. That was awesome.

    • David - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      No fucking joke. I don’t care WHAT happens the rest of the season – I’ve been waiting years for that win.

  4. willh888 - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    not all that impressed with Lebron’s ability to weakly contest a dunk, yet he’ll stand there and flex like Mr Universe when he dunks on Tiago Splitter.

    This game was wild too. Obviously none of us expected the Sixers to win, let alone rail off 19 straight to start the game. Nice to see them lose the lead and not let up. Forget the draft pick, it’s just nice to see some defensive hustle and actually out rebound a team

    • f that - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

      need that draft pick. can’t win without it.

      • willh888 - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

        you probably cant name for than 1 guy on the Pacers, but they’re good. Figure out why

      • sfsu - Oct 30, 2013 at 10:26 PM

        You convinced us Will. The Sixers don’t need Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker, because they beat the Heat without Dwyane Wade on October 30, 2013.

      • willh888 - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM

        You sallys can root for losses all you want

  5. Matt S. - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    What the actual fuck.


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