Hawes Embracing New Role to Start the Season

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Hawes Embracing New Role to Start the Season
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It was something you didn't expect to hear, chants of "Spen-cer Hawes! Spen-cer Hawes!" Opening night for the 76ers resulted in a nine-point win over the Denver Nuggets, and a newfound love from the fans for Hawes. The big man led the Sixers in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting and 12 rebounds. However, what was most impressive was Hawes' defensive presence with five blocks.

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