Sixers Notes: Two games in one day for Lorenzo Brown

The Suns' Markieff Morris blocks a shot by the Sixers' Michael Carter-Williams.
The Suns' Markieff Morris blocks a shot by the Sixers' Michael Carter-Williams. (RON CORTES / Staff Photographer)
Posted: January 29, 2014

Lorenzo Brown participated in his own day-night doubleheader.

The rookie point guard went down to the 76ers' NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, on Monday morning. He played in a 99-87 victory over the Austin Toros at the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center. Then Brown rejoined the NBA team in time for the game against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

"AAU all the way. It's crazy," said Brown, jokingly comparing Monday to when he played in several games in Amateur Athletic Union tournaments as a teenager.

Brown finished with 12 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds for the 87ers. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder has appeared in eight games with the D-League team, averaging 18.4 points, 6.9 assists and 6.0 rebounds.

He was averaging 3.1 points in 18 games with the Sixers heading into Monday's contest. Brown knew that he would be assigned to the Sevens at times after signed with the Sixers.

But "not like this," he said of his trips back and forth. "It's fun, though."

Praise for Gola

Sixers coach Brett Brown praised Tom Gola, who died Sunday at age 81.

Gola was a four-time all-American at La Salle from 1952-55, then was a five-time NBA all-star during his 10-year pro career.

Gola's 2,201 rebounds at La Salle are still an NCAA career record.

"How about that?" Brown said. "To go over the duration, period of time, and still hold that is quite remarkable."

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