Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
PHILADELPHIA – Andre Iguodala had the oddest of nights in his first game against his former team Wednesday night. He was booed, and he was accorded a standing ovation. Most significant of all was the 84-75 loss the Philadelphia 76ers hung on Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets in both teams’ season opener. Spencer Hawes had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots off the bench for the Sixers, and keyed a late-game flurry that had the fans chanting his name, as well as “MVP.” “I don’t know if I can do that every night,” said Hawes, who guessed that the last time he heard such chants was high school. “I hope so.” Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 11 assists for Philadelphia, which was without center Andrew Bynum, acquired from the Lakers in the same deal that sent Iguodala to Denver. Bynum is resting his chronically sore knees. Ty Lawson led Denver with 16 points. Iguodala, sent to the Nuggets over the summer in a four-team trade after eight years with the Sixers, finished wi...
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