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Tobias Harris on successful Sixers debut: ‘This is something scary’

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Not even the newly acquired Tobias Harris could hide his excitement after the Philadelphia 76ers pulled off an impressive 117-110 over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Friday night.

Playing in his first game since being traded to Philadelphia on Wednesday, Harris turned in a 14-point, eight-rebound, three-assist effort that went a long way toward helping his new team to victory.

After the contest, he spoke at length about the experience and, what seems to be his genuine excitement to be in Philadelphia.

"Just the team, the potential of us, the reaction from the fans," Harris said of his smiling noticeably during the contest. "It feels good to be appreciated and I really felt that tonight. That was big for me and that was a good feeling."

Although he knows it's going to take some time for the club to develop the type of chemistry needed to contend for the Eastern Conference crown, Harris already sees tons of potential in his new team. It was evident with the way the club pulled together to close out the win against the Nuggets.

"I thought we did a great job," Harris said.

"I think when we go back and look at film of this game and even you can see from this game pockets in the game where you said, 'Dang, this is something scary there…'"

The Sixers will next host LeBron James and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon. Coming off of a thrilling win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, James cautioned the Sixers that things might end up a bit differently than they did the last time the teams met in Los Angeles just a few weeks ago.

Harris, though, seems to like the Sixers' chances.

"I was really impressed with, I mean, I always knew the talent from afar, but going out and playing and seeing it today and seeing how much spacing we have on the court and playmakers, was big," he said on Friday night.

Now, the Sixers will see if they can keep the momentum rolling when King James and his crew roll into town.

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