The young 76ers were a mess on both sides of the ball against the experienced Spurs. Rough shooting from beyond the 3-point line hurt the Sixers early, as they started 1-11 from deep. Philadelphia would finish 4-26 for three.
The Sixers found themselves in a 17 point lead hole the opening quarter plagued by bad shooting. Good news is they managed to win the second quarter 21-16, but only managed 34 points in the first half and trailed by 12 at the break. Tony Wroten led Philly with 8 first half points.
The reigning NBA Champs outplayed in mostly every aspect. San Antonio won the rebound battle 52-39 and had 27 assists on 36 made field goals.
The Spurs played deep into their bench in the second half, letting their reserves take the reigns as their lead grew. All starters expect Danny Green played 20 minutes or less. Continuing the trend of late, the Sixers' fast transitional play struggled in the 4th quarter as their opponents lockdown and control the pace down the stretch.