76ers coach Brett Brown auditioning players for final roster spots
COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was obvious that coach Brett Brown is having auditions for his final roster spots, and last night it was Rodney Williams' turn. He didn't do much to help his cause, going scoreless in 19 minutes.
"I think defensively it went real well for me, but offensively I struggled a little bit," Williams said. "I could have been more aggressive at the offensive end, but my focus was on defense. I feel like I did pretty well on that."
Brown decided to sit Lavoy Allen (perhaps for missing practice on Saturday), though he will certainly make the team. After the five starters, Brown played Daniel Orton, Tony Wroten, Royce White, Williams and Darius Morris. All besides Williams probably will be on the Opening Day roster. The big battle for perhaps a final roster spot could be between Khalif Wyatt and Vander Blue.
In the 104-93 loss to the Cavaliers, Spencer Hawes collected 17 points and 12 rebounds, James Anderson also scored 17 points, and Thaddeus Young had 16.
In his return to his college town, Evan Turner added 14 points and six rebounds as the Sixers fell to 2-4.
Wroten again provided offensive punch for the Sixers, adding 11 points off the bench, and Orton hauled in 10 rebounds.
Kyrie Irving was in All-Star form for Cleveland, collecting 17 points and 12 assists, while Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Cavs (4-2).
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