The return of Iguodala did not go under the radar. He was mercilessly booed by the 19,101 fans in attendance during pregame introductions and every time he touched the ball for the rest of the game. The only time did he receive a warm welcome was in the first quarter when the Sixers showed a video tribute of Iguodala. He received a standing ovation and waved to the crowd.
The Sixers new faces were in the action early and often as Jason Richardon, Dorell Wright, and Nick Young all played 19 or more minutes with the 31 year old Richardson logging the second most minutes of any Sixer with 37.
- New captain Jrue Holiday played 41 of the 48 minutes while scoring 14 points and dishing out 11 assists.
- Spencer Hawes, who is expected to play power forward when Bynum returns, came off the bench to score 16 points, grab 12 rebounds, and block five shots in 31 minutes of play. He even received “MVP” chants from the fans late in the fourth quarter.
- Despite shooting 3-for-12 from the field, Dorell Wright went 6-for-6 from the free throw line. He dropped 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds from in 28 minutes of play. His defense was also better than expected.
- Andre Iguodala was a game high -19 while on the court. The next closest player was JaVale McGee who ended the night at -9.
- On the flipside, Thaddeus Young was +18 on the court while Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes were both +10.
- New arrival Kwame Brown did not play last night.
- Moses Malone and Dikembe Mutombo were in attendance last night.
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