Philadelphia, PA (Sporting Alert) — The Philadelphia 76ers stunned the Miami Heat 114-110 in their opening night in the NBA at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.
The 76ers outscored the Heat 29-16 in the fourth quarter to setup the victory.
Evan Turner scored 26 points and Spencer Hawes, who knocked down the winning basket late in the fourth quarter, had 24 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia (1-0).
However, the star of the night was Michael Carter-Williams, who impressively finished with a double-double of 22 points, 12 assists, to go along with his nine steals and seven rebounds.
LeBron James had 25 points and 13 assists to lead the Miami Heat (1-1), which scored a victory over the Chicago Bulls on opening night on Tuesday.
Chris Bosh finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Ray Allen added 19 points and six boards in the defeat for the Heat, who had trailed 33-14 after the first quarter, played without Dwyane Wade, who was rest because of sore knees.
Miami were 16 of 40 from three-pointers with Shane Battier missing all seven of his 3-point attempts.
Miami: L. James 25 Pts, 4 Reb, 13 Ast
Philadelphia: M. Carter-Williams 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 12 Ast, 9 Stl