What they're saying: Speights stars like 76ers never expected

What they're saying: Speights stars like 76ers never expected
February 11, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Marreese Speights is averaging 6.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 12.1 minutes per game for the Warriors. (AP)

Programming note: Warriors-Heat coverage tips off Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Warriors Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

It was the Marreese Speights show when the 76ers came to play the Warriors Monday night at Oracle Arena.

With Warriors big men Andrew Bogut and Jermaine O'Neal out with injuries, the reserve power forward scored a career-high 32 points in 27 minutes to lead a 123-80 waxing of Philadelphia before a sellout crowd (19,596).

[RECAP: Speights, Warriors dismantle 76ers]

Speights made 10 of his first 11 shots and ended up making 12 of 15 from the field. Scoring in most every conceivable way, Speights was serenaded with a chant usually reserved for Curry.

"M-V-P, M-V-P, M-V-P."

Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the following collection of highlights from the "Ace of Speights" drove 76ers fans bonkers. 

Philadelphia-based sports blog the700level.com posted "The Mo Speights highlight reel you never thought would exist" with a pointed jab at the Warriors big man.

"I’m not entirely sure what happened to be honest. I feel like one of those snowboarders over in Sochi who missed a 1260 and came down too hard, drilling my head on the half pipe, cracking the helmet, and no longer knowing which way is up, what is down, who is right, what is wrong."

Speights spent his first three NBA seasons with Philadelphia, where he averaged 7.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 14.7 minutes per game. 

READ MORE AT the700level.com

 

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