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Michael Carter-Williams’ monster first quarter (VIDEO)

Oct 31, 2013, 2:42 AM EDT

This is a league where water bug point guards who flit around, find a way into the paint and then score among the trees in the paint are the guys driving the game.

Michael Carter-Williams is 6’6″ — the kind of tall point guard Phil Jackson would love. Actually, any coach would love Carter-Williams the way he played in his NBA debut Wednesday night against the Heat.

He started off the game with a steal, a drive the length of the court, then an emphatic slam. He went on to finish with 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting — he hit 4-of-6 from three and that was not supposed to be his strength. MCW had 12 assists to just one turnover.

It’s just one game, but for a Sixers team trying to find and develop young players this was encouraging.

  1. davidly - Oct 31, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    He musta done read the PBT staff’s RotY picks.

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Oct 31, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    ill be realistic. if the heat played the sixers again tomorrow theyd win by 20+. but you cant deny the fact that this win gives this young sixers team a lot of confidence heading into the season. i dont think i physically remember the last time the sixers came within 10 pts of the heat in a final score, let alone actually beat them

  3. whitdog23 - Oct 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    he should average a double-double now for the season….right?? no??

  4. tmatic74 - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Meanwhile Jrue Holiday is down in New Orleans welcoming the crowd on behalf of the Sixers organization.

  5. mungman69 - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    The Sixers will still end up near the bottom. They will lose Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes to free agency. But the future is bright.

  6. jhuck92 - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Looks like AI passed the torch

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