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Nerlens Noel holds his own against Dwight Howard

Nerlens Noel had a solid performance against arguably the NBA’s best center.

Nerlens Noel - photo by Tammie Brown |

– photo by Tammie Brown |

As expected, the 76ers lost to the undermanned Houston Rockets on Monday night.

The 104-93 setback at the Wells Fargo Center dropped them to 0-4. It marks the first time they opened with four straight losses since the 2010-11 season.

But again, that was expected. Nerlens Noel's performance against Dwight Howard was not.

Aside from grabbing just one rebound, the rookie had a solid performance against arguably the 's best center. Noel finished with 10 points, a game-high six steals, five assists, and a block. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first rookie starting center with at least 10 points, six steals, and five assists in a game since the Phoenix Suns' Alvan Adams had 25 points, six steals, and five assists against the New Orleans Jazz on Feb. 14, 1976.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.


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