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.
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the 76ers’ 126-125 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center:
Best performance: It would be insane to not give this award to Michael Carter-Williams even though Orlando’s Arron Afflalo finished with a career-high 43 points. Carter-Wiliams had a hand in seven of the Sixers eight points in the second overtime. His foul shot with 41 seconds into the session gave his 119-118 advantage and the lead for good. Then he assisted on a James Anderson a layup before scoring his own layup to make it a 123-120 game with 2:32 remaining. Carter-Williams then assisted on Thaddeus Young’s running jumper to give the Sixers a five-point cushion. The point guard finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to post his first career triple-double on the night he was named the Eastern Conference rookie of the month.
Worst performance: Lavoy Allen couldn’t avoid receiving this award. The Sixers reserve post player was sleep walking on the court. He missed all four of his shot attempts while failing to score a point. The Temple product had more fouls (four) than rebounds (three).
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Michael Carter-Williams was named the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month on Tuesday.
The 76ers point guard led all rookies in scoring (17.2 points), assists (7.3 assists), steals (2.9 steals) and minutes played (36.2) during the 13 games played in October and November. The 11th overall pick out of Syracuse was also second in rebounding (5.3). Carter-Williams missed four games with a left foot arch bruise.
He becomes the first Sixer to win the award since Allen Iverson in April of 1997.
Here’s a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series information for Tuesday’s matchup between the 76ers and Orlando Magic at the Wells Fargo Center: