Tough physical basketball was the name of the game being played Sunday as the Sixers defeated the Thunder 84-73.
Even better for Philadunkia nation was that the Sixers won big without even having to bring out their star center Nerlens Noel. Don’t worry; Noel’s knee is fine after putting up 19 points Saturday in his debut game against the Orlando Magic. The Sixers staff is just sitting him as a precautionary strategy and letting the big man get some rest to finish out this week, then preparing to take off to Las Vegas for another summer league appearance.
There’s no doubt that the 7-6 showed up to play today as they blew past the Thunder. I looked up at one point to see that the Sixers had taken a 16-point lead, which ended up being their biggest lead of the night. Ware, Bader, Roberts, and McDaniels all put on a clinic offensively and most importantly looked like each one of them was confident playing their own game.