Tying the worst opening NBA record of 0-18, the Philadelphia 76ers finally got their first win; sad thing is: they beat the Lakers.
The Sixers gave the Lakers a beating, winning 103-91 Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning in the Philippines) at Wells Fargo stadium.
Sixers’ Robert Covington led the team with 23 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists, while and center Jerami Grant got 14 points, 7 boards, and 4 assists.
Kobe Bryant, who’s playing his last game in Philadelphia after he announced his retirement, led the Lakers with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and two assists. He shot 7-for-26 from the field.
According to reports, Fans of Kobe Bryant filled the stadium to watch him play.
Entering Tuesday night, the 76ers had averaged 14,240 fans in their seven home games, the fourth-worst mark in the NBA. But the fans showed up in droves Tuesday to see Bryant, who announced Sunday that he would retire after this season. Said one report.
Bryant came out strong early in the game, sinking three-point shots early for the Lakers. But Bryant’s momentum didn’t last and began to fizzle out through the game. His closed with four-of-17 from beyond the arc.
But, win or lose, the fans of the black mamba still love him.
The Lakers will face off against the Washington Wizards tomorrow, while the Sixers hope to continue their winning when they face the New Your Knicks
Are you happy that the Sixers won their first game? or sad that Kobe’s last game in Philadelphia turned out this way?