Brandon Davies was back in the starting lineup as an awful shooting night doomed the 76ers in a 100-75 loss to the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. Philadelphia shot just 27 of 83 from the floor (32.5 percent), including 4 of 26 (15.4 percent) from behind the arc as it dropped to 0-10 on the season.
The Spurs used a balanced attack to get the comfortable win as five players scored in double figures and 12 players played at least 10 minutes. Leading the way in the scoring department was Matt Bonner who finished with 18 points behind a 4-for-6 shooting night from the 3-point line. Cory Joseph also had a solid night with 14 points and five rebounds off the bench while Aron Baynes added 12 points and nine rebounds.
Philadelphia was paced by Michael Carter-Williams who put up 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. The only other person in double figures for the Sixers was Luc Richard Mbah a Moute who had 13 points to go along with four rebounds and two blocks.
Davies saw 17:46 of action and went scoreless on 0 of 4 shooting in the lopsided loss. Even though he struggled from the field, he did make some solid contributions in other parts of the game. He set a new career-high by handing out four assists and also registered four rebounds and a steal.
Up next for Davies and Philadelphia is a night off before facing the Boston Celtics at home on Wednesday.