Michael Carter-Williams posted a triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a close victory over the Orlando Magic, 126-125. The 76ers shot 46-96 (47.9%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 20 boards. Philadelphia (7-12) has won just 2 of their last 10 games.
Carter-Williams went 11-19 from the field (1-5 on 3-point attempts) in an efficient offensive performance. He also tallied 3 steals. Other key performers for Philadelphia were Thaddeus Young with 25 points and 12 rebounds, Evan Turner with 24 points and 6 rebounds, and Spencer Hawes with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Arron Afflalo had another strong game for Orlando despite the loss, scoring 43 points on 14-27 shooting (5-13 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 10-11 from the free throw line. Victor Oladipo added 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Orlando (6-12) has now dropped their last 3 consecutive games.
Coming up next, the 76ers square off against the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 8-11 on the year. The Magic match up against the New York Knicks, currently 3-13 this season.