Michael Carter-Williams - the rookie from Hamilton, MA - put on a huge highlight reel performance for the Philadelphia 76ers last night but couldn't lead his team to the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
MCW scored a career high 33 points and led the team on rebounds and assists but all that was overshadowed by C.J Miles' huge night from three-point range.
Carter-Williams, the rookie out of Syracuse, played in what was only his 24th game in the NBA and lead the team in almost every category.
The point guard, who is strong contender for Rookie of the Year, came to the attention of the league in the 76ers' first game of the season when he scored 22, dished 12 assists, took nine steals and grabbed seven rebounds against the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat.
His performance against the Cavaliers last night was to no avail, though, as the 76ers eventually fell to Cleveland largely thanks to Miles, who managed to score 10 of 14 from three-point range, breaking the previous franchise record set by LeBron James.
Asked after the game how it felt, Miles said: "On nights like this, you feel like all you've got to do is look at the basket and the ball is going to go in."
He also touched upon his excitement for new signing Luol Deng to join up and start playing with the team.
“Nothing against Andrew because he worked his butt off, but it just didn't work out here. Luol is an All-Star and he brings a lot of things that we're lacking as a young team," he was quoted by NBA.com.
The Cavs couldn’t use Deng for the game but the win will provide a boost heading into his first game as a Cavalier against the Utah Jazz.
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