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Sixers Fall To Bobcats 105-88: Immediate Reaction Thread

Maybe Michael Carter-Williams had the right idea when he didn't make the trip down to Charlotte.

Tonight, we could have used Steve Hawes instead of Spencer Hawes.
Tonight, we could have used Steve Hawes instead of Spencer Hawes.
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Even with Michael Carter-Williams out of the lineup, there's still no valid excuse as to why the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Charlotte Bobcats 105-88 on Friday night.

The Bobcats came into the game averaging 88.8 points per game, and their pace (91.4) was one of the slowest in the NBA. So, quite naturally, they scored 34 points in the first quarter and set a new season high in scoring. Six Bobcats finished the night in double figures, led by Jeffery Taylor, who paced Charlotte with 20.

The Bobcats decided to match the 76ers at their own game, running at every opportunity. That, combined with a lackluster defensive effort by Brett Brown's troops, is the reason why the Bobcats won the scoring battle in each quarter.

The lone bright spot for the Sixers? Tony Wroten, who had an impressive 21/8/9 line in place of MCW. Evan Turner had an erratic 16 points (on 18 shots), and Spencer Hawes tried to go for a 5x5 the hard way (10 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, five turnovers, four fouls).

The loss was the eighth road defeat in a row for the 76ers, whose last/only victory away from home came back on November 1 vs. the Washington Wizards.

The Sixers will get the chance to erase the memories of this one rather quickly - they'll face the Denver Nuggets tomorrow night at the Wells Fargo Center.

76ers vs Bobcats coverage

Final - 12.6.2013 1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia 76ers 33 18 21 16 88
Charlotte Bobcats 36 26 22 21 105

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