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GM14: Rapid (OT Thriller) Reacts

Posted by: Michael Kaskey-Blomain
11/22/13 10:34 pm EST
Milwaukee Bucks 107 FinalRecap | Box Score 115 Philadelphia 76ers
Evan Turner, SF 39 MIN | 10-18 FG | 7-8 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 27 PTS | +10Turner carried the team down the stretch and into overtime, providing offense when no one else could. He was aggressive in overtime and set the tone for the win.  He still tries to do too much, and is sometimes slow on defensive rotations, but his overtime play overshadows those items this evening.
Daniel Orton, C 19 MIN | 1-3 FG | 2-3 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 4 PTS | +3I liked his activity on the glass on both ends.  He goes up strong for rebounds and isn’t afraid of contact. However, Orton doesn’t offer much offensively, and tonight was no different.
Spencer Hawes, C 39 MIN | 11-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 12 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 6 TO | 25 PTS | +14What a performance from Spence.  He continued to prove that he is a legitimate three-point threat.  His game-tying three at the end of regulation was unbelievably difficult, and allowed the Sixers to win the game in OT.  He and E.T. willed the Sixers to this win.  11 of his 25 points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 34 MIN | 4-8 FG | 3-6 FT | 8 REB | 11 AST | 5 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 12 PTS | 0You love to see the point guard stuff the stat sheet, and he was very close to his first career triple-double.  He is at his most effective when he attacks and distributes as he did tonight.  The offense at his helm, however, struggled to score down the stretch.
James Anderson, SG 36 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-2 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 12 PTS | +4Anderson struggled to score down the stretch and was marginal defensively.  Nothing to write home about; Average game for Anderson.

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GM13: Rapid (Raptor) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
11/21/13 9:52 am EST
Toronto Raptors 108 FinalRecap | Box Score 98 Philadelphia 76ers
Evan Turner, SF 38 MIN | 4-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 10 REB | 5 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -7A 3-11 first half didn’t get any better after the break.  As Tuner scored 13 points on 13 shots.  But I did like that he grabbed 10 boards and got to the FT line. Turner has put up clunckers in 2 of his last 3 games.  ET has now hit 3 of his last 17 3PAs.
Daniel Orton, C 17 MIN | 2-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 6 PTS | 0Not a bad effort for a player who is clearly still not raised his fitness level to acceptable standards.
Spencer Hawes, C 37 MIN | 10-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 28 PTS | -9Damn.  I didn’t know Spence had this in him.  Hawes was perfect in the first half from the field, from deep & the FT Line which produced 14 points.  He extended that hot streak to hit his first nine shots and finished with 28 points (on 13 FGAs!!!) and 10 rebounds.  Spence had all of the tools on display last night — dribble drives, 3-balls, mid range and dives to the rim. Unfortunately all this means is his value has never been higher. Trade him. Trade him now.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 34 MIN | 2-10 FG | 6-7 FT | 6 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 6 TO | 10 PTS | -12MCW showed some rust from his week layoff and that was to be expected.  I also thought I noticed him limping towards the end of the game, but in the post game presser, he said his foot felt fine. With a bad wheel, MCW had significant trouble guarding Kyle Lowry and TOR point man did whatever he wanted.
James Anderson, SG 33 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 13 PTS | -8I see flashes of very good offesnive skills, but not enough to keep Anderson in the starting line up.  I also wonder if there is a chance Anderson learns to play defense before the All-Star break?

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GM12: (Ellis’d) Reacts

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
11/19/13 11:03 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 94 FinalRecap | Box Score 97 Dallas Mavericks
Thaddeus Young, PF 31 MIN | 6-18 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | +7Thad did get a double-double, but he was visibly outmatched by Dirk Nowitzki for the majority of the game. He did have a nice fourth quarter where he scored eight of his 12 points, but his scoring and defense could’ve been used more in the early portion of the game.
Evan Turner, SF 36 MIN | 10-22 FG | 4-6 FT | 9 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 26 PTS | +9This was an incredible game from Turner. 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists is something that he and all Sixers fans should be happy with. He’s continuing to show his maturity on the offensive end and, if the refs in Dallas weren’t so skewed with their whistles, he would’ve notched an A. But, the late technical by Turner was a game-changer. The Sixers found themselves down seven with just over three minutes left in the fourth. They never recovered.
Spencer Hawes, C 36 MIN | 4-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 11 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +9I’m glad Spencer’s trade value continues to rise, but this wasn’t exactly a strong double-double performance from him. He finished on a couple sweet looks from Turner and Wroten…But other than that I’d like to see him be more active on the blocks.
James Anderson, SG 42 MIN | 5-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 14 PTS | +2No-defense James stunk up the American Airlines Arena last night as Monta Ellis torched him for 24 points…19 of which that came in the second-half. I’ll give him credit for hitting a couple late trey’s to keep the Sixers in the game, but he was otherwise a cancer on the court.
Tony Wroten, SG 37 MIN | 8-17 FG | 3-9 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 5 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 19 PTS | -1Tony Wroten’s been making the most of his starter minutes…I would’ve liked to see him take better shots however at times and knock down his FTs. There was one play in the second where early in the shot-clock Wroten launched an ill-advised three rather than setting up the offense. I loved his hustle and drives to the tin for the majority of the game though.

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The 76ers Lost Weekend

Posted by: C. Smith
11/18/13 11:11 am EST

pelicansvsixersThanks to an IT glitch with our Rapid Reacts generator that was significantly above our technical capabilities, we were unable to bring you immediate reviews of the 76ers L’s in Atlanta on Friday night and at New Orleans on Saturday night.

If you watched the games this weekend, you know that both contests were not pretty runs for Brett Brown & Company.  When we look back on the 2013-14 season, we may recognize this past weekend as the point where the #WinlessforWiggins campaign shifted into high gear.

After the jump are my observations and notes from the the 7-6′s losing weekend.


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GM9: (Shocking) Rapid Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
11/14/13 9:55 am EST
Houston Rockets 117 FinalRecap | Box Score 123 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 41 MIN | 5-15 FG | 5-6 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 15 PTS | 0Thad has been unable to find a consistent flow to his offensive game and at times he looked lost last night. Still he managed to score 15 points because he hustled for buckets as well as got to the FT line often and converted which coach Brown and I both like. Thad also had a great double team & steal in OT that was key to the W.
Evan Turner, SF 46 MIN | 9-23 FG | 5-5 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 23 PTS | +3Turner now has five straight 20-point games, but last night he needed an inefficient 23 FGAs to reach that mark. ET was also 0-4 on 3PAs and is now 4-for-his-last-18 on 3′s. “The Enigma” should stop settling for 3′s and continue driving the ball to the tin.  It’s what he does best.
Spencer Hawes, C 36 MIN | 7-16 FG | 1-2 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 3 BLK | 3 TO | 18 PTS | +4Two items really impressed me last night with Spence. The first is that in the 4th Q & OT he played good post D on Howard. The second was that after a slow start, Spence didn’t hang his head and kept playing hard. Obviously he had a huge put back slam in OT off of ET’s miss. But he missed an easy lay-in in the 2nd that he should have slammed home and he also missed a dunk in that Q.
James Anderson, SG 44 MIN | 12-16 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 36 PTS | +7Waive me!! Forget that, Waive you! Anderson played inspired ball against his former team to score a career high 36 pts. Anderson started the game 6-6 on FGAs and never looked back. If he hadn’t blown those two bunnies in the 2nd Q and played weak defense for most of the night, he would have gotten the A+ from me. As an FYI…at Oklahoma State Anderson once scored 37 pts. in a game.
Tony Wroten, SG 41 MIN | 7-18 FG | 4-7 FT | 10 REB | 11 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 18 PTS | +4When he started the game with 2 TOs on the Sixers first 2 possessions, I was nervous that this game was not going to well for #8. But TWroe was able to turn things around and it led to the best night of his NBA career. I knocked his grade down to an A- for stretches of suspect defense. FROM ELIAS: Tony Wroten is the first player since the ABA-NBA merger (1976) with a triple-double in his first career start.

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GM8: (Schooled) Rapid Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
11/11/13 10:06 pm EST
San Antonio Spurs 109 FinalRecap | Box Score 85 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 30 MIN | 3-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -20Three good games in a row was not in the cards for Thad who didn’t hit a FG until there was 2:30 remaining in the 1st half. In the 2nd half #21 did get a bucket until the 9:40 mark of the 3rd Q.
Evan Turner, SF 34 MIN | 9-21 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | -26Turner played hard and put up a 20 spot, but I felt that he pounded the ball into the floor too much tonight and the offense was stagnant because of that issue.
Spencer Hawes, C 33 MIN | 6-13 FG | 3-3 FT | 13 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 4 TO | 17 PTS | -9How big do you think Hawes smiled when he heard Tim Duncan was getting the night off? Spence racked up another double-double and was one of the few Sixers who found a rhythm vs. the Spurs.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 33 MIN | 2-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 3 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -18Mama said there would be nights like this…
James Anderson, SG 24 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -21You’re going to tell me there isn’t a SG out on the street who can get Brett Brown 7 points a game and actually play some defense? I’d be willing to accept that challenge and prove you wrong.

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GM6: (Beating Bynum) Rapid Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
11/08/13 10:15 pm EST
Cleveland Cavaliers 79 Final

Recap | Box Score

94 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 36 MIN | 8-12 FG | 0-1 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +12As I mentioned in the Fo’ with the Foes preview, I wanted to see Brown go to Thad early and get him going. Brown did just that and it helped Thad to get involved. He struggled to convert on those ops (1-4 in 1st Q), but the early touches for #21 were great to see. His 3rd Q effort was a major key to this victory.
Evan Turner, SF 37 MIN | 10-18 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 6 TO | 22 PTS | +18A solid night from “The Enigma” who is obviously making a big effort to get to the rim. Still, IMO, he threw up 4 too many wild turn around mid-range jumpers. Lastly, the way he rocked the headband tonight was just stupid.
Spencer Hawes, C 32 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 6 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +10The problem is that Spence has set the bar so high through the first 5 games that a solid night like tonight now is a disappointment. A career high 6 blocks and 2-3 from deep highlighted a nice supporting role night from Agent 00.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 34 MIN | 4-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 9 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 11 PTS | +22The shooting issues all the NBA scouts mentioned leading up to the 2013 Draft are starting to surface on a more frequent basis.
James Anderson, SG 32 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | +9This was the first sign I have seen from Anderson that he belongs in the NBA. He’s still not an NBA starting caliber SG, but at least now I can see that he’s doesn’t belong in a YMCA league. However, zero FTAs from your starting SG is not a trend I want to see continue.

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Game 5: (Reality) Rapid Reacts

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
11/06/13 10:25 pm EST
Washington Wizards 116 FinalRecap | Box Score 102 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 34 MIN | 3-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -21Is there any doubt to you that the Sixers would’ve lost if Nene was healthy for the first time around? He simply took Thad out of this game and bodied him in the paint to an awful 3-11 shooting night, after he dropped 29 against the Wiz just five days ago. Thad couldn’t get in rhythm all night and his tweener status showed through.
Evan Turner, SF 38 MIN | 9-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | -20If not for defense, the stat-line for ET would point to great success from No. 12. 24 points on 9-13 shooting, seven boards, four assists and six trips to the charity stripe show how much Turner has improved on the offensive side of the ball. Yet his play defensively — allowing the trio of Trevor Ariza, Martell Webster and Al Harrington combine for 39 points with nine three-pointers — was torture to watch. Sorry Evan.
Spencer Hawes, C 39 MIN | 9-16 FG | 3-4 FT | 13 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 6 TO | 23 PTS | -9A common trend in this rapid reacts is how skewed the box score made some Sixers players look from this game. Spencer Hawes is one of them. He notched a double-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 9-16 shooting, but he was simply awful on defense and lazy with his passes for the majority of the game. Marcin Gortat got everything he wanted from Hawes this game with 19 points on 8-12 shooting. His defense also forced Hawes into a game-high six turnovers. Like Turner, Hawes’ flaws brought his grade down dramatically in this one.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 37 MIN | 8-21 FG | 2-4 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 19 PTS | -18See Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes…Michael Carter-Williams had an absolutely atrocious first-half, shooting 1-10 for five points. He than had a solid second-half going 7-11 for 14 points, but they all seemed like garbage time buckets to me. John Wall simply had his way all night with the rookie in this one, scoring 24 points with nine assists as Carter-Williams’ efforts were too little too late. He’s still the leading candidate for ROY at the moment, but this game was not one of his bright spots.
James Anderson, SG 33 MIN | 5-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -5James’ defense on Bradley Beal was simply awful in the first half. Beal had 13 points on 5-10 shooting as well as five of his eight assists. He really sparked the Wizards offense out of the gate. I give credit to Anderson for keeping him in check the rest of the game though where he shot just 2-10. I actually Tweeted that Anderson is like Willie Green, but unlike Green he knows his role for his team. For a team of misfit shooting guards, it was a decent performance from Anderson.

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Where’s the Defense?

Posted by: C. Smith
11/05/13 1:30 pm EST

D-FenceWe’re decided to bypass the usual Rapid Reacts format for recapping last night’s game because everyone deserves an “F” for that pathetic outing vs. the Golden State Warriors.  Even the most ardent tanking supporter had to be disgusted with what happened at the WFC last night.

Poor shooting (35.3% on FGA); horrible 3-point shooting (5-25); embarrassing work at the FT line (62%) and too many turnovers (24) were the some of the low lights during the Sixers 110-90 loss to the Andre Iguodala led Warriors.

However, not one of these issues from the game vs. the GSW is as disturbing to me as the defensive effort I saw from the 7-6 AGAIN last night.


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GM2: (2-0) Rapid Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
11/01/13 10:37 pm EST
Philadelphia 76ers 109 FinalRecap | Box Score 102 Washington Wizards
Thaddeus Young, SF 32 MIN | 14-20 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 29 PTS | +129 points on 20 FGs…Somewhere Steve Toll is smiling over that efficiency.  Thad started strong by hitting 4-0f-his-first-5 and ended strong by scoring 8 of the Sixers final 10 points. Most of his buckets in the 4th Q were simply a matter of hustle and strong will.  Thad scored 29 points and only took 2 FTAs.
Evan Turner, SF 35 MIN | 10-18 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 23 PTS | +1“The Enigma” seems to have suddenly figured it out and is taking the ball to the cup with determination. Turner had 8 points in the 2nd Q and 10 in the 3rd Q when the Sixers made their huge push and recovered from a 12 point deficit.
Spencer Hawes, C 33 MIN | 6-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 14 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +10After a slow 1-4 start, Spencer racked up a double-double that included 3, count ‘em, 3 treys. His post defense is still atrocious, but we’ll leave that for another day.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 32 MIN | 6-15 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +8MCW had a simply brutal 1st half.  He was 1-6 from the field and was bricking 3PAs.  Additionally, John Wall had the rookie on skates on his way to 23 1st half points.  But give MCW credit, he hung tough and turned it around in the 2nd half, including 7 points in the key run during the 3rd Q.  He also scored 5 straight during a stretch of the 4th Q.
James Anderson, SG 34 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-1 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 3 PTS | +8I’ll give Anderson credit for the solid job he did guarding Bradley Beall (4-18 from field), but shooting night’s like this are the reason Anderson has had trouble holding onto a roster spot in the NBA.

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