Brown mum on Fultz after McConnell steps up
12:15 AM ET
PHILADELPHIA — As the Philadelphia 76ers finally roared to life in the second half of Monday 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 from the bench, 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 Philadelphia 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 after Monday’s win.
When asked what would inform his decision, Brown said, “Just when I think it through deeper and look at tape and see who we’re playing, the next opponent, all