Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Spencer Hawes recorded a double-double
with 16 points and 12 rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers spoil Andre
Iguodala's homecoming with an 84-75 victory over the Denver Nuggets in the
season opener for both teams at Wells Fargo Center.
Hawes also registered five blocks, while Jrue Holiday netted 14 points and
handed out 11 assists for the new-look Sixers, who were playing without key
offseason acquisition Andrew Bynum, who is sidelined indefinitely with a
right knee injury.
Iguodala, who was shipped to Denver in the four-team deal that landed Bynum in
Philadelphia, spent his first eight seasons in the City of Brotherly Love
after the club used the ninth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft to select the
University of Arizona product.
The All-Star swingman finished with 11 points, while Ty Lawson led the way
with 16 points and seven assists for the Nuggets, who finished 38-28 last
season before losing in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first
round of the playoffs.
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