It wasn’t a lie when it was said that the “New-look” Philadelphia 76ers would be a force to reckon with in the NBA Atlantic Division, and Wednesday night’s 113-99 winning performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers by the soldiers from South Broad certainly was convincing enough.
In all 2012 preseason games so far, the Sixers have scored 100 points or more in each contest and are majorly helped by their superior depth at the guard position, specifically the play of guards, Nick Young and Maalik Wayns.
Throughout the preseason, Young has averaged more than 18 points per contest, and shooting easily over 37 percent from behind the three-point-line. However, Wayns, has looked like more of a true point guard.
Wayns has stockpiled assist totals left and right in all games played, adding on four more tonight and 19 points. Young finished with an outstanding, 19 points and 5 rebounds while the rest were scrapped up by former Temple Owl, Lavoy Allen.
The Sixers came out of the game shooting 48 percent from three-point-land and were led by wing man, Dorell Wright, who sunk four and followed by Wayns leaving the game making three.
Offensively the Sixers were moving. With the added play of Wayns and Young on the floor, the offense if producing more fast-breaks and fast-break point totals (27 on Wednesday night) and is beginning to take more commanding leads over teams as well (biggest lead was 32 pts. on Wednesday night).
Looking forward, as long the Sixers bench is aided by their bevy of guards, the Atlantic Division, as well as the entire Eastern Conference, will have a huge problem on their hands.
The Liberty Bell is going to be rocking all season long.
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