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76ers better than advertised?
It's not cause for alarm in Miami. Or enough reason to start printing playoff tickets in Philly. But the 76ers' 114-110 win over the Heat certainly raised eyebrows, even though the season has barely begun. Sure, Miami had reasons to lay an egg -- they were playing without Dwyane Wade on the second of back-to-back games, the night after getting their championship rings and fending off the Bulls. But they're the two-time defending champs. And these are the 76ers, a team fully expected to contend ... for the NBA's worst record. Perhaps, Michael Carter-Williams' impressive rookie debut -- 22 points, 12 assists and nine steals -- suggests he could help the 76ers win more games than the experts predicted.
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NBA 5-on-5: Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers aren't expected to have the greatest of seasons ... some are even questioning if they will be as bad as the 1972-73 team which only won nine games. Did Philadelphia do enough in the offseason to help exceed their win total from a season ago? Will Thaddeus Young, who is arguable their best player, be traded before the trade deadline? Is Hip Hop the most intriguing part of the team? The NBA 5-on-5 guys had their say, and now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.
Andre Iguodala got a standing ovation during a video tribute played Wednesday night in his return to Philadelphia. And with that courtesy out of the way, Philly fans went back to booing Iguodala every time he touched the ball. The former 76er, traded to Denver during the offseason, joins the large club of Philly boo-bird targets, including Mike Schmidt, Kobe Bryant and Santa Claus. Did Iguodala, who led the Sixers' surprising playoff run last season, deserve the serenade? Or was it just a case of Sixers fans trying to get under the skin of the opposition's best player? Comment and vote!