February 12, 2014 | EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Posted: February 12, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY –– Coming off of two tough losses on the road, the Sixers traveled to Utah looking to end the pre-All-Star Break portion of their schedule on a high note. They kept it close through the first three quarters of the game, but a Jazz surge early in the fourth pushed their lead to 14.
The Sixers were able to battle back and tie the game at 91 apiece with 2:10 left in regulation, but a 9-0 Utah run spoiled Philadelphia’s comeback effort. Three three-pointers by James Anderson in the final 20 seconds of the game trimmed the deficit down to three with just under five seconds left, but a pair of free throws from Gordon Hayward sealed a 105-100 victory for Utah.
"To get humbled the last few games the way we [were] and to be down points on the road in a loud building, I'm proud of what we did," said head coach Brett Brown of his team's comeback effort.
Evan Turner led the Sixers with 21 points, and Michael Carter-Williams filled out the stat sheet with 19 points, eight assists, five rebounds, three blocks, and two steals. Spencer Hawes finished with a double-double (16 points and 11 rebounds).
The Sixers’ next game comes after this weekend’s All-Star Break, Tuesday, February 18, at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers.