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76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams named NBA Rookie of the Year

Michael Carter-Williams 76ers (2014 photo by TastyPoutine via wikipedia commons)

The NBA has announced that Michael Carter-Williams is the 2013-2014 Rookie of the Year.

The Philadelphia 76ers point guard beat out Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and former Columbus Northland High School star and Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, who finished second and third respectively.

The 22-year-old Carter-Williams, formerly of Syracuse University, is 6’6, 185 pounds.

He became only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all NBA rookies in scoring at 16.7, rebounds 6.3 and assists 6.2 joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76).

On December 3, 2013, he recorded his first triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in 47 minutes in a 126-125 double overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.

Cavaliers lose third straight game 99-93 to Toronto

(courtesy NBA)

There was a time when the Cleveland Cavaliers used to beat up on the Toronto Raptors.

Of course, that was during the LeBron James era.

But nowadays, the Raptors are an elite team in the NBA and the Cavaliers are rebuilding to get back to that status.

For the second time in a week, Toronto beat the Cavs. Tuesday night’s score was 99-93. The Cavs third straight loss after winning six in a row.

Leading the way for the Raptors was DeMar DeRozan with 33 points, six assists and four rebounds. Terrence Ross scored 19 points.

The Cavs were led by Kyrie Irving and the recently-acquired Spencer Hawes. Irving finished with 25 points and nine assists. Hawes, making his first start since joining the Cavs in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers five days ago, collected 15 points and 7 rebounds.

76ers pick up Evan Turner’s option

 

The Philadelphia 76ers have picked up the contract option on former Ohio State Buckeyes’ star Evan Turner.

The option will keep the 24-year-old in Philadelphia through the 2013-14 season.

Evan Turner driving against Gilbert Arenas (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

The 76ers have made the playoffs in both of Turner’s seasons in the NBA.

During his rookie year of 2010-11, Turner played in 78 games, started 14, 3.9 rpg with 7.2 ppg.

Last season, 2011-12, the Chicago native played in 65 games, with 20 starts, 5.8 rpg and 9.4 ppg.

Former Notre Dame, NBA star Woolridge dies at 52

 

Orlando Woolridge (photo courtesy of Notre Dame athletics)

Former basketball star Orlando Woolridge died on Thursday night at his parents’ home in Mansfield, Louisiana. He was 52.

Woolridge had suffered for years with a chronic heart condition and was under hospice care.

The 6’9, 215-pound center/forward played in the NBA with Chicago, New Jersey, the Lakers, Denver, Detroit, Milwaukee and the Philadelphia 76ers.

One of the most-prolific dunkers in NBA history, Wooldridge played in 851 games scoring 13,623 points (16.0 ppg), grabbed 3,696 rebounds (4.3 rpg) and dished out 1,609 assists (1.9 apg).

He played his final two seasons of basketball in Italy with Benetton Treviso and Buckler Bologna.

Woolridge also coached three teams, the LA Sparks in the WNBA and two teams from the ABA.

 

Info compiled from NBA, Notre Dame, Radio & TV news

76ers topple Cavaliers by 20 points, 117-97

Byron Scott (file photo)

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott is learning that winning games are going to be very difficult this year without a superstar player around who can score 30 to 40 points and also come through when the game is tight.

Scott has seen his team lose to teams with lesser talent as they have been on a losing skid. This time to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The team’s biggest problem is on the defensive end where they’ve given up more than 100 points for the fifth straight game and the 14th time this year. They are 2-12 when they give up 100 points or more.

Philadelphia came out and put the game out of reach early. The Sixers recorded a season in first quarter points (35) and half (66).

It was the fifth time this season Cleveland have lost by 20 or more points, and it’s the first time they’ve lost five straight games since early in 2007, when they lost six straight from November 28-December8.

J.J. Hickson led the Cavs with 18 points and Daniel Gibson scored 16.

compiled from staff, NBA & Cleveland Cavaliers news

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