Brett Brown, Matisse Thybulle credits the Sixers crowd for undefeated home record
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers emerged victorious against the Sacramento Kings, 97-91, and in the process, maintained their unblemished home record in the Wells Fargo Center. Following the team’s eighth consecutive victory at home, Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle and Philly head coach Brett Brown were all praises for the home crowd, giving them major props for the support that drives the team day in and day out.
“Every time I get out there, it is another experience to get in front of these fans,” he said, via Marc Narducci of the The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Each game I am blown away with how much energy they bring, with how much [Joel Embiid] interacts with them.”
In his mind, Thybulle believes that the Sixers faithful have played a significant role for the team and their victories.
“They help us win these games,” he said. “And is has been really cool to see us take care of business at home.”
Brown echoed his rookie’s comments, and likewise had nothing but great things to say about the adoring Sixers home support.
“When we travel I purposely go to the bench and point to the crowd and I remind our team how lucky we are to play in the city where there are no pockets of empty seats,” Brown said. “Not only aren’t there pockets of empty seats, there are rabid, passionate, vocal fans who say what they want, and it’s Philly. … Whether they are booing or whether they are cheering, you feel the crowd.”
Philadelphia has a reputation of having one of the most passionate fan bases in the entire country, be it in basketball or otherwise. For their part, the Sixers are definitely very appreciative of their fans’ unwavering support, and it has certainly bear fruit thus far this season.