07/12/13 8:54 pm EST
The Sixers’ week in downtown Orlando was pretty tumultuous for the most part. Rumors swirled about the team’s head coaching vacancy, sources confirmed and then de-confirmed and then confirmed again that the Jrue-for-Noel trade became official. On the court, the team failed to win any of their first four games and found themselves matched up with their fellow 0-4 Brooklyn Nets in the final game of the Orlando Pro Summer League.
In a week that featured some impressive performances and very competitive games, the Sixers struggled to hold their own until the second to last day of the entire league. On Thursday, the Sixers narrowly fell to the Orlando Magic on a long Victor Oladipo step-back two-pointer. The Sixers again found themselves in a 1-possession game in the final minute on Friday.
This time it was different, though, as the team’s string of perimeter players carried the load offensively and Arnett Moultrie, Micheal Eric and Zeke Marshall protected the basket well down the stretch, too.