Carter-Williams records first career triple-double
Michael Carter-Williams notched his first career triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against the Magic. (AP)
The Sixers were able to hold off the Magic for a thrilling 126-125 victory in double overtime on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center (see story).
Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a closer look at some numbers from the action.
• There have been nine triple-doubles in the NBA this season and four of them have come at the Wells Fargo Center.
• According to Elias, the last time two players recorded their first career triple-doubles in the same game was when Pistons Donnie Butcher and Ray Scott did it on March 14, 1964.
• Andre Iguodala was the last Sixers’ rookie to get a triple-double, going for 10, 10 and 10 on March 23, 2005.
• Michael Carter-Williams is the second Sixer to get a triple-double this season. Tony Wroten got one against Houston on Nov. 13 in his first career start.
• The Sixers topped 120 points for the third time this season. They haven’t scored 120-plus more than three times since 1993-94.
• The Sixers played double overtime at home for the first time since Jan. 13, 2006 when they beat the Celtics in triple OT.
• The Sixers are 3-1 in overtime games this season and 1-1 in double-OT games.