Thursday, October 31, 2013
Carter-Williams Explosive NBA Debut
Former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams had a spectacular NBA debut last night, leading his Philadelphia 76'ers to a 114-110 win over the two-time defending world champions Miami Heat.
Carter-Williams had a strong first half where he had six steals, and helped the 76'ers jump out to a 19-0 lead. The Heat would fight back, including a terrific third quarter, but Carter-Williams put away the game in the fourth harassing LeBron James in the lane, and making some clutch free throws.
Carter-Williams had a stat line that any rookie would be proud of. He had 22 points on 6-10 shooting, with 7 rebounds, 12 assists, 9 steals and only 1 turnover. He was never a good perimeter shooter at Syracuse, but he managed to hit 4 of 6 from three point range.
Congrats to MCW on an excellent NBA debut.