As the Sixers finally roared to life in the second half of last night’s game at Wells Fargo Center against the hapless Phoenix Suns, reserve guard T.J. McConnell seemed to be right in the middle of all of it.
His stat line — 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals in 8 minutes, 31 seconds — was nothing special.
But the Sixers outscored the Suns by six points in his time on the court, and anytime McConnell did anything, the sellout crowd showered him with love.
As they did, however, Markelle Fultz watched, having been benched in favor of McConnell as head coach Brett Brown tried to give his team an injection of life.
And after McConnell did just that, helping lift Philly to a 119-114 victory — its third straight win — Brown wouldn’t commit to either player as his backup point guard moving forward.
“I don’t know,” Brown said: