Originally written on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 10/31/12
The Philadelphia 76ers cruise to a 84-75 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, but the point of emphasis was on a storm tonight, no not Hurricane Sandy but a 7-foot storm by the name of Spencer Hawes. Hawes played phenomenally Wednesday night as he poured in double-double numbers (16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks) while shooting 66 percent from the three-point-line. "We've been waiting a while for this," says the former Washington Husky, Spencer Hawes, "it's been a long summer and this is what we've been waiting for." Hawes played 31 minutes in place of the injured Andrew Bynum, and proved he deserved to be in a Doug Collins rotation with a strong performance off the bench to lead to the first win of the season for the Sixers. Among other players on the floor, Jrue Holiday finished with a double-double performance (14 points & 11 assists) and Dorell Wright also delivered with a strong 14 points off the bench. The Sixers also shot 81 percent from the charity stripe as they sunk 17 for 21 shots from the free-throw-line. With the season underway, Coach Doug Collins may have another piece to play with among great players from a strong Sixers bench. I don't know what's bigger, Hurricane Sandy or Hurricane Hawes. Tyler R. Tynes is the Featured Columnist for the Philadelphia 76ers with Rant Sports, Lead Writer covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Buzz On Broad, Radio Host of “#SixersTalk” on Buzz On Broad Radio  Follow him on Twitter @RealTylerTynes for all Sixers and NBA sports updates. And also follow him on Instagram @TheRealTylerTynes.  For any inquiries contact him via email: TylerRickyTynes@gmail.com  
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