76ers better than advertised?
It's not cause for alarm in Miami. Or enough reason to start printing playoff tickets in Philly. But the 76ers' 114-110 win over the Heat certainly raised eyebrows, even though the season has barely begun. Sure, Miami had reasons to lay an egg -- they were playing without Dwyane Wade on the second of back-to-back games, the night after getting their championship rings and fending off the Bulls. But they're the two-time defending champs. And these are the 76ers, a team fully expected to contend ... for the NBA's worst record. Perhaps, Michael Carter-Williams' impressive rookie debut -- 22 points, 12 assists and nine steals -- suggests he could help the 76ers win more games than the experts predicted.