Brandon Davies had one of the best performances of his young NBA career, but it wasn’t enough to help the 76ers to a win in their open game of the season against the Indiana Pacers.
Tony Wroten led the way for Philadelphia in the 103-91 loss. He finished the night with 22 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Alexey Shved also had a solid night with 18 points on 3-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc to go along with five assists and three rebounds. In his first NBA game, Nerlens Noel struggled from the field, but made his presence felt with a team-leading 10 rebounds and three blocks.
The Pacers were led Roy Hibbert who totaled 22 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks. Donald Sloan also came up big with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. In his first game with the Pacers, Rodney Stuckey also proved valuable. He registered 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in just 16 minutes of action.
Davies played 18 minutes in the defeat and finished with a career-high 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also added five rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Up next for Davies and the 76ers is a trip to Milwaukee to face the Bucks.