Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sixers taking OKC game seriously

Preseason or not, the 76ers want to fly back to Philadelphia Wednesday with an undefeated record.

Sixers taking OKC game seriously

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. (David J. Phillip/AP)

MANCHESTER, England – Preseason or not, the 76ers want to fly back to Philadelphia Wednesday with an undefeated record.

“We are trying to win the game,” reserve forward Tony Wroten said of Tuesday’s preseason contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Phones 4U Arena. The Sixers (1-0) defeated Bilbao Basket, 106-104, on Sunday in Bilbao, Spain.

“OKC is a great team,” Wroten added. “They have one of the best players in the NBA [Kevin Durant. And, obviously, they are a championship contender every year.

“So like I said, even though it’s preseason, we are going to play like it’s a championship game in the NBA.”

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The Thunder (1-0) defeated Istanbul Fenerbahce Ulker, 95-82 on Saturday in Turkey.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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