Sixers Drop Home Opener
As expected, the Philadelphia 76ers got handled by the new power house, Miami Heat, 97-87, on Wednesday night.
The Sixers did have a strong finish and saw some good things from rookie Evan Turner, who logged 31 minutes and led the Sixers with 16 points and had seven rebounds and four assists.
Thaddeus Young also had a great game for the Sixers, scoring 15 points in 26 minutes.
The Sixers trailed Miami by eight points at the half and couldn’t overcome a strong game by DeWayne Wade, who led all scorers with 30 points. James Jones added 20 off the bench and LeBron James scored 16.
The Heat went on a 25-8 run to blow up the eight-point game late in the third to make it a 76-51 game.
The Sixers will stay at home and play Atlanta on Friday as they look for the season’s first win.