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.

Las Vegas set the over-under for 76ers wins in 2013-14 at 16.5. How many games will they actually win?

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    30%
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    24%

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  • Do you see Michael Carter-Williams as a likely contender for rookie of the year after his debut performance against the Heat?

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  • Do you expect the Heat to have more "off" nights this season than in 2012-13?

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      19%

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  • Which of these is the most likely reason the Heat lost Wednesday night?

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  • Which of these is the most noteworthy formance from the first two nights of the NBA season?

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      13%
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      44%
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      14%
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