Sometimes there are games during the course of an NBA season that you have to sit back and enjoy. This was the case for Wednesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. The Sixers were a team at 10-3 who were riding the momentum of a three game win streak, the Nuggets a team at 9-5 who had just dismantled Lebron James and the Heat just nights ago. To add to the storyline of this game was the Sixers home record. The Sixers entered the game with a perfect 6-0 record at home which was second in the NBA behind the Spurs who were 9-0. Each team was also nearly identical when it comes to scoring as well, the Nuggets entered the game second in the NBA in scoring with 104.1 points per game, while the Sixers were third at 102.5 points per game.
Each team has been so successful this season because of the play they have gotten out of their benches. For the Sixers Lou Williams, Thaddeus Young, and Evan Turner have shown all season great production when their names have been called to help out the 7-6, for the Nuggets there is Al Harrington, Corey Brewer, Andre Miller, and Chris Anderson who have played their part in the Nuggets success.
On this night there was one bench player which out-shined them all, and one who is very familiar with the Sixers. Andre Miller who served as a nightly stat-machine in his playing days with the Sixers, showed why at the age of 35 that he’s still got it. The classy veteran had 28 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists, and 2 steals in nearly 39 minutes of work to lead the Nuggets to a 108-104 overtime victory.