With Will Smith sitting courtside at the Wells Fargo Center the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday Night defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 89-72. The Sixers took control of the game early and even with a late run by the Bobcats went on to win the game. The Sixers improved their record to 13-6 on the season and lead the Atlantic Division and are currently in third in the Eastern Conference Standings. The Bobcats record went to 3-17 on the season.
The Sixers scoring was led by guard Lou Williams who scored 17 points coming off the bench. Jrue Holday scored 15 points and Jodie Meeks had 14 points. Thaddeus Young also came off the Sixers bench and scored 10 points.
The Bobcats were led by guard Kemba Walker who scored 14 points. Boris Dian scored 10 points and Tyrus Thomas scored nine points. Former Hatboro-Horsham High School graduate Matt Carroll had 11 points off the bench, along with Derrick Brown.
The Sixers did exactly what a good team is suppose to do against an inferior team and that is to take their desire and will away from them early. The Sixers recovered from a disappointing lose to the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night and took care of business on Friday night.
The Sixers next game will be a home game against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday Night. This is another game that the Sixers should take care of business but in the NBA you need to go out there and play and get the job done. If the Sixers take this game for granted they could be in trouble.