Michael Carter-Williams finished with 16 points and added 9 rebounds and 6 assists in a complete performance to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a victory over the Denver Nuggets, 114-102. Philadelphia (10-21) has won just three of its last 10 games.
Carter-Williams went 5-15 from the field and 6-8 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Philadelphia were Evan Turner with 23 points and 6 assists, Thaddeus Young with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Spencer Hawes with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, J.J. Hickson put up 19 points for Denver on 7-14 shooting from the field and 5-9 from the free throw line. He also added 11 rebounds. Wilson Chandler contributed 16 points and 7 rebounds, Ty Lawson finished with 15 points and 11 assists, and Randy Foye put up 14 points and 6 assists.
The Nuggets posted an eFG% of just 42.3%, including 20.0% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-7 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the 76ers are 1-0 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Denver (14-17) has now lost eight consecutive games.
Coming up, the 76ers square off against the Sacramento Kings, who are 10-20 on the season. The Nuggets match up with the Memphis Grizzlies, currently sitting at 13-17 this year. The Nuggets have a 0-1 record against Memphis this season.