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MCW ready to play tonight

Michael Carter-Williams says he is ready to go when the Sixers play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

MCW ready to play tonight

76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Michael Carter-Williams says he is ready to go when the Sixers play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

Carter-Williams was accidentally hit in the head by teammate Thaddeus Young at the end of Saturday’s 101-99 win at Portland that gave the Sixers their fourth consecutive victory.

“I got hit pretty hard in the head but I am fine,” Carter-Williams said after this morning’s shootaround. “It was tough right then and there but I am ok, I am good.”

Carter-Williams, who is averaging 17.2 points and 7.2 assists, said he went through testing right after the game.

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“There was some testing but in 10-15 minutes I was ok and I am feeling fine now and don’t have any headaches or anything like that.”

Carter-Williams, who has missed 11 games with this season with two different injuries, seemed relieved that he won’t have to miss any more time.

“My head is OK,” said Carter-Williams, who had 16 points and nine assists in Saturday’s win over Portland. “I know I will be out there playing and I went through practice today and felt fine so I am good.”

 Sixers Recall Two Guards

The Sixers have recalled guards Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams from their NBA Development League team the Delaware 87ers.

Brown appeared in five games for Delaware averaging 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds.

Williams was there for just one game, where he had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists.

About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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