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Lou Williams Nearly Robbed in Manayunk and Sixers Lose to Trailblazers in Season Debut

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The Omelette Tuesday December 27, 2011

Sixers' Lou Williams Nearly Robbed in Manayunk and Buys Robber Dinner

Sixers guard Lou Williams was hanging out in Manayunk on Christmas Eve when he was accosted by a robber at gunpoint while sitting in his car. The robber recognized Williams and then decided not to do the deed.

Lou Williams then treated the would-be robber to dinner at a McDonald's.

"A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community," Williams told the Philadelphia Daily News before the Sixers' opener Monday night. "He's a Lou Williams fan so he didn't rob me."

Philadelphia 76ers Lose in Season-opener to Portland Trailblazers 107-103

The Philadelphia 76ers tipped off their season last night in Portland. Despite staging a comeback, they came up short, losing to the Trailblazers 107-103.

Lou Williams scored 13 of his 25 points in the 4th quarter. Evan Turner, their prized #2 overall pick from the 2010 draft shot 9 of 12 and finished with 23 points.

The Sixers are off tonight and head to Phoenix to take on the Suns tomorrow night out in the desert.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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