|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Atlantic Division||92.0 (4th)||101.0 (2nd)|
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|W 115 - 114||CLE|
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Nerlens Noel missed practice on Friday and is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Nets due to a left knee contusion and lower back contusion,Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Noel was dealing with a sore hip earlier in the week that limited his minutes in the Philadelphia 76ers ' preseason debut Tuesday. On Thursday, Noel played 26 minutes in which he had 10 points, 15 rebounds, and two assists in a win over the Cavaliers. The injuries appear to be more precautionary than anything, and should not keep Noel for an extended period of time.
Robert Covington totaled 12 points (4-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, six rebounds, a steal, and a block over 29 minutes in Thursday's 115-114 victory over the Cavaliers.
Like teammate and fellow small forward Jerami Grant, Covington has not been shy about breaking out his three-point shot in the preseason, already putting up 11 attempts at a 45 percent success rate over the first pair of games on the exhibition slate. Covington has also turned in two six-rebound efforts in the Sixers' first two exhibition contests, a positive sign after he averaged 4.5 in 2014-15. Overall, the 24-year-old has gotten off to a strong start and will need to maintain it in order to stave off Grant for a starting role. At worse, the Sixers will enjoy quality depth at the small forward spot, something that they were hard pressed to claim at virtually any position for a long time.
Small forward Jerami Grant scored 19 points in 6 of 10 shooting and pulled down three rebounds in 25 minutes Thursday to help the 76ers defeat the Cavaliers.
His offensive proficiency significantly improved over the preseason opener, where he could only muster 22 percent shooting. Grant also sunk his first pair beyond the arc in the exhibition slate, an area in which he shot 31 percent in 2014-15.
Grant will attempt to wrest a starting position from veteran Robert Covington, and productive nights like Thursday will go a long way toward achieving that goal.
Center Jahlil Okafor chipped in 12 points, one assist and three rebounds in a 115-114 victory for the Philadelphia 76ers over Cleveland on Thursdays.
Okafor posted his second consecutive 12-point outing, although his accuracy from the field (4 of 12) took a dive from the 60 percent he posted in the preseason opener.
He will likely open the season at center for a team that struggled mightily with front-court defense in 2014-15, an area in which he will be asked to make a significant contribution.
Isaiah Canaan collected 16 points (5-12 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists, a rebound, and a steal in 29 minutes of action Thursday against the Cavaliers.
Canaan is in line to start the season at point guard, and has wasted no time getting his three-point shot uncorked. The 24-year-old has sunk in three shots from beyond the arc in each of the Sixers' first two preseason contests, and his elevated level of attempts (13 over the two games) are in line with the 7.4 he averaged in 2014-15 after his trade from the Rockets. Canaan will need to improve on the 38 percent shooting he posted with the Sixers last season, and has poured in points at a 46 percent clip over the first two exhibitions.
|2014-15 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Robert Covington , SF||13.5|
|RPG||Nerlens Noel , C||8.1|
|APG||Nerlens Noel , C||1.7|
|FG%||Nerlens Noel , C||46.2|
|FT%||Robert Covington , SF||82|
|3P%||Hollis Thompson , SG||40.1|
|BLOCKS||Nerlens Noel , C||142|
|STEALS||Nerlens Noel , C||133|
|MPG||Nerlens Noel , C||30.8|
|Full Team Statistics|
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