Markelle Fultz Solid in Return to Sixers Lineup
No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz returned to the Sixers lineup on Monday night after missing the last 68 games with a injured shoulder. It was an electric atmosphere at the Wells Fargo Center, who welcomed Fultz back with open arms.
"Just the way that he was welcomed by our city," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said. "Spectacular, like really spectacular. The way he was embraced by his teammates just reaffirms what I think of our group and how close they really are."
Fultz played 14 minutes, was 5-of-13 from the field with 10 points, eight assists, four rebounds and one turnover in the Sixers' 123-104 win over the Denver Nuggets.
"He showed signs of why he was the first player chosen," Brown said.
This was his first game Fultz has appeared in since Oct. 23.
"I was just focused on helping the team get the win," Fultz said after the win. "I was just trying to do the little things to help my team win. I wasn't looking for any stats, I was just looking to play defense, and then on the offensive end just stick to the game plan."