Brandon Davies saw plenty of action coming off the bench as the Philadelphia 76ers dropped to 0-11 on the season following a 101-90 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Boston was led by Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger in the win. Bass finished with 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting from the field as well as six rebounds while Sullinger came away with 22 points on 10 of 15 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and four assists. The Celtics also got solid efforts from Jeff Green and Marcus Thornton. Green had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds while Thornton had 13 points on the strength of 3 of 5 shooting from beyond the arc as well as four steals and three assists. Rajon Rondo created most of the good looks for the Celtics with 13 assists while putting up nine points, five rebounds and a pair of steals.
Tony Wroten was the scoring leader for the 76ers with 21 points and seven assists off the bench, but shot just 7 of 19 from the floor, including 1 of 6 from distance. Philadelphia also got double-digit scoring nights from the starting front court of Henry Sims, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Sims registered 14 points and seven rebounds while Mbah a Moute tallied 11 points, six rebounds and three steals. Noel totaled 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Even though he struggled with his shot, Michael Carter-Williams still stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists.
After starting out the season scoring at a very high level, Davies has come back down to earth. He played 16:46 and finished with two points on 1 of 5 shooting from the floor, including a miss on his only 3-point attempt. He added two rebounds, an assist and a steal, but also had a turnover and committed four fouls. His only basket of the game came on a dunk late in the third quarter.
Entering the game, Davies had season averages of 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and nearly a steal a night. Up next for Philadelphia is matchup with the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.