My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Charlotte Bobcats’ 105-88 victory over the 76ers on Friday at the Time Warner Cable Arena:
Best performance: As much as I wanted to give this award to Jeffery Taylor, I had to give it to Kemba Walker. While Taylor scored a team-high 20 points starting in place of swingman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Bobcats wouldn’t have won the game without Walker. The Charlotte point guard finished with 18 points, 10 assists, three steals and zero turnovers.
Worst performance: I had to give it to James Anderson. The Sixers reserve shooting guard struggled through 2-for-8 shooting (0-for-4 on three-pointers) to finish with four points in 20 minutes of action.
CHARLOTTE – It can be argued that for one day Bob Brown, literally, is the proudest man in the state of Maine.
That’s because New England’s legendary basketball coach had a hand in nurturing the head coaches in Friday’s game between the 76ers and the Charlotte Bobcats at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Brown’s son, Brett, is the Sixers’ rookie coach. Charlotte first-year coach Steve Clifford worked as an assistant coach under Bob Brown at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. N.H. and later at Boston University.
CHARLOTTE – Another game, another tough front-court matchup for the 76ers.
Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson has averaged 19.3 points and 12.3 rebounds in the last three games. He’ll face a Sixers’ squad Friday night at Time Warner Cable Arena that has surrendered an average of 32 points to opposing centers in their last two games.
So how are the Sixers (7-12) going to defend the 6-foot-10, 289-pounder?
CHARLOTTE – Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series information for Friday’s matchup between the 76ers and Charlotte Bobcats at the Time Warner Cable Arena:
Point guard Michael Carter-Williams didn’t make the trip to Charlotte for Friday’s game with the Bobcats due to a right knee soreness.
He did not participate in practice on Thursday, but afterwards, said he planned to go to Charlotte and test his knee in the shootaround.
Those plans changed and the Sixers said he would remain in Philadelphia for further evaluation and continued treatment.
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It doesn’t appear as if 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will play Friday in Charlotte against the Bobcats.
Carter-Williams didn’t practice today and was wearing a sleeve on his right knee. His injury is termed right knee soreness.
Earlier in the year he missed four games with a sore left foot.
Spencer Hawes, all 7-foot-1 and 250 pounds of him, is ranked 20th in the NBA in three-point shooting at 45.1 percent.
The 76ers center has made three three-pointers in five different games this season. His contested, one-footed three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left forced overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Thaddeus Young is shooting a team-second-best 41.2 percent from three-point range. He made 3 of 6 three-pointers in Tuesday’s 126-125 double-overtime victory over the Orlando Magic. It was the second time the power forward has made three three-pointers in a game this season.