After missing 68 games, Markelle Fultz made his return to the Philadelphia 76ers last night and finished with a plus-16 in the box score as the Sixers picked up a 123-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Fultz, the #1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, was on a minutes restriction but he made the most his 14 minutes on the court, scoring 10 points, dishing out eight assists and grabbing four rebounds in his long-awaited return. He even drilled a jumper from the foul line that had the crowd going crazy.
With the Sixers up by 20 and under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Philly faithful started a Fultz chant to the tune the Minnesota Vikings’ “Skol” rallying cry, which prompted Brett Brown to bring the 19-year old point guard f the bench.
Philly’s win over Denver puts them in sole possession fourth place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game up on the Indiana Pacers and just one game back the third place Cleveland Cavaliers.
Check out some highlights from Fultz’s return below.