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GM33: Rapid (SMH) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
01/05/14 12:24 pm EST
Philadelphia 76ers 101 FinalRecap | Box Score 99 Portland Trail Blazers
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 41 MIN | 14-20 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 30 PTS | +6I’m not sure I have any words for how well Thad plaayed last night against one of the best teams in the NBA.  He matched his season high with 30 points, thanks to a quick start (8 points in the 1st Q) and 70% shooting.  He closed strong as well — 10 pts. in 3rd & 8 pts. in 4th.  Thad had a huge lay-in with 1 min left in the game and his tip-in with :36 remaining was a game saver.  Young has at least 25 points in six of his last seven games.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 36 MIN | 9-20 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 23 PTS | +8It seems of late that Turner is making an effort to be more aggressive on offense after the opening tip and it is working.  last night his 10 points in the 1st Q helped the Sixers to an early 18-4 lead.  ET also posted 7 pts. in the 4th Q including 2 huge FTs in the final ticks.

Hollis Thompson, SF Shot Chart 21 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +4I realize his defense is solid, but again, I have to ask, “Isn’t there someone in the D-League or Europe with enough talent to bump this guy out of the first-five?”

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 33 MIN | 3-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 7 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | +11When Hawes bruied that early 3PA in front of a host of family members and friends in attendance, I thought he was going to have a huge night.  Instead Hawes was simply solid and came close to a triple-double.  In Spence’s defense, with Turner, Thad and MCW shooting the ball a combined 56 times, there just weren’t that many looks for Hawes last night.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 33 MIN | 5-16 FG | 6-8 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | -5Not a great shooting night for the Sixers’ rookie, but I like that he got to the FT line and knocked down the freebies. Hopefully he does not have a concussion.


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GM32: Rapid (3 Str8 Wins) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
01/03/14 10:24 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 113 FinalRecap | Box Score 104 Sacramento Kings
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 36 MIN | 9-16 FG | 9-9 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 6 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 28 PTS | +9Simply amazing again.  Young had 11 points in the third quarter (including 7 straight) when the Sixers pushed their lead to 15 points.  Thad also had a great follow dunk on TWroe’s misssed lay up in the 4th Q.  In his past nine outings, Young is averaging 22+ points per night on 55% shooting.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 42 MIN | 11-22 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +21ET got off to a quick start with a couple of nice left handed buckets and put up 10 pts. in the opening Q (13 1st half points). He was steady the rest of the night and racked up a double-double.  Is it me or is Turner suddenly on a mission to score the ball in bunches?

Hollis Thompson, SF Shot Chart 22 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 3 PTS | +2I have nothing against Hollis personally, I just find it hard to believe that Hinkie can’t find a better player for the Sixers first-five somehwere out there in the basketball world.

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 17 MIN | 4-11 FG | 1-1 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -10Hawes, who played his first 3 seasons with the Kings, was booed all game. Apparently the Sacto faithful were not happy with Spence’s comments last season when the city was trying to keep the team in Sacramento and he publicly stated he wanted the Seattle group to buy the Kings and move them. The reception seemed to have an impact on Hawes’ game last night.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 27 MIN | 3-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 3 BLK | 3 TO | 7 PTS | +3MCW looked tired last night and I wonder if the rookie’s first ever west coast swing has gotten to him.


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GM31: Rapid (B2B Ws) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
01/02/14 11:28 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 114 FinalRecap | Box Score 102 Denver Nuggets
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 40 MIN | 7-17 FG | 2-3 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 17 PTS | +2A rare off night for Thad (and he still posted a double-double), who had scored 25+ in four straight games.  Luckily the Sixers didn’t need a huge night from #21 to beat the slumping Nuggs.  I know Thad has been stroking 3’s off late, but I am not sure I want him attempting 6 per night. He put up 8 points during the sixers huge 2nd Q and his spin move on the fb during the 3rd Q was smooth.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 40 MIN | 8-17 FG | 6-8 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 23 PTS | +11I really liked that Turner was super aggressive last night and got to the FT line.  ET also had a balanced scoring night, putting up 5 or more points in every Q.  My one knock is that I at times I thought he pounded the ball into the floor a little too long.

Hollis Thompson, SF Shot Chart 17 MIN | 5-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +9I know Thompson is not going to shoot 5-6 every night, but if the Sixers are to win (and some of us may not want that to happen), they need production similar to this from their starting SF every night.  Thompson scored 7 points in the big 2nd Q.

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 32 MIN | 4-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +2A solid night from Spence who hit some big 3’s in this game and handed out some pretty assits.  It’s amazing that 13 & 8 night is now a bit of a let down from Hawes.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 35 MIN | 5-15 FG | 6-8 FT | 9 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 16 PTS | +1A very good night at the FT line helped off set a poor shooting performance.  MCW also put the game away with a clutch jumper late in the 4h quarter.


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GM30: Rapid (DVR’D) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
12/30/13 11:54 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 111 FinalRecap | Box Score 104 Los Angeles Lakers
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 42 MIN | 10-21 FG | 5-6 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 25 PTS | +1Thad is playing aruguably the best basketball of his 76ers career — 27.5 ppg. & 8.75 rpg. over his last 4 games.  He scored 7 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including a incredible AND1 play.  Thad was huge on the fast break and grabbed a number of key rebounds last night.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 42 MIN | 9-19 FG | 4-6 FT | 7 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 22 PTS | +5I felt like last night was a classic “The Enigma” game for Turner.  He scored 22 points on 19 shots (not good), but shot nearly 48% from the field (good).  One minute Turner was making a clutch play, the next he had me throwing the remote.  For instance, in the 4th Q Turner scored 10 points, but a number of ill-advised FGAs produced 2-7 shooting in the Q to go along with 2 TOs and getting rejected by Ryan Kelly.

Hollis Thompson, SF Shot Chart 16 MIN | 1-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 3 PTS | +3I am trying to figure out why Brown is still starting Thompson and not Tony Wroten.

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 32 MIN | 7-12 FG | 3-4 FT | 8 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | +12Another solid night for Spence who is boasting an 18.6 ppg. average over his last 3 games.  In addition to scoring and rebounding last night, he really passed the ball well out of the high post. With his jumper working well this year, his trade value has never been higher.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 30 MIN | 4-7 FG | 5-5 FT | 5 REB | 5 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 13 PTS | +4MCW had a quiet night until he contributed some big points down the second half of this one — 5 pts in 3rd Q and 4 in 4th Q.  He was money from the FT line and the two he drained with 13 ticks remaining sealed the W for the Sixers.


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GM28: Rapi (No D) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
12/22/13 8:39 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 106 FinalRecap | Box Score 116 Milwaukee Bucks
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 39 MIN | 11-19 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 30 PTS | -1It’s going to be a shame when Thad get traded as he really is a joy to watch.  He opened the game hitting 3 of his first 4 FGAs and really never took his foot off the gas.  Thad played with his usual high energy and did it all last night.  He drained 3’s, cleaned the boards, made a couple fantatstic outlet passes and tossed in a swat of an OJ Mayo bunny in the 3rd Q.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 33 MIN | 2-15 FG | 6-6 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -8An 0-4 start from the field extended out to 1-6 shooting in the 1st half and “The Enigma” never recovered.

Hollis Thompson, SF Shot Chart 20 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -4How long can Brown continue to start this guy over the steady Tony Wroten?

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 35 MIN | 10-15 FG | 3-3 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 25 PTS | +3I hope Spence gets Brett Brown a really nice Xmas gift, because Spence has never looked better on offense.  Two big highlights for me last night: The pass he threw from the high post to a back door cutting Turner in the 2nd Q and the nice AND 1 he put on the board in the 4th Q. was th

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 33 MIN | 7-16 FG | 4-5 FT | 3 REB | 12 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 19 PTS | 0MCW racked up one of the quietest double-doubles I can remember.  He had a vicious slam in the in the 2nd Q, but other than that play and a smooth dime to Hawes in the 3rd Q he just punched the clock last night.  On defense he continues to have trouble with small, quick point guards and last night he made Brandon Knight look like an All-Star.


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Sixers Hit Rock Bottom

Posted by: C. Smith
12/17/13 10:30 am EST

2getherwebuildmantracopyAfter the loss on Saturday night to Portland I decided to pass on the usual Rapid Reacts analysis of the game because I had nothing positive to write about the 76ers.  In a string of bad L’s, the loss to the Blazers stood out as simply embarrassing – possibly the worst of the season.

And then last night’s debacle in Brooklyn happened, and the Sixers established a new low for this tanking team.  So again, with nothing constructive to say, I will skip the Rapid Reacts format and go straight into rant mode.

Just to be clear, I remain firmly committed to the tanking process.  I realize that the key to a better future for the 76ers relies heavily on securing a top 5 pick in the 2014 Draft.  So I was prepared to lose a ton of games in 2013-14.

Still, I didn’t sign up for the garbage I have witnessed from the Sixers in their last two contests.


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GM24: Rapid (DeRozan / Ross) Reacts

Posted by: Alex Gorge
12/14/13 9:08 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 100 FinalRecap | Box Score 108 Toronto Raptors
Thaddeus Young, PF 35 MIN | 8-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | +2Thad had the most efficient game of any 76er on the offensive end of the floor.  One of Philadelphia’s mistakes may have been not going to Young more often. High point of his game was back to back baskets in the 4th quarter cutting the lead to 87-82. Low was his post defense although that is not entirely on him.  Young was the only 76er to shoot over 50% from the floor excluding Lavoy Allen’s 2-3 performance.
Evan Turner, SF 39 MIN | 7-18 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 21 PTS | +4“The Enigma” had a solid game stat wise but was inefficient in his mid range shooting.  Obviously the shots will continue to come for Turner but at this point I would have no problem trading him for Dion Waiters.  The only con to that trade would be that the 76er’s tanking regiment is better suited with Turner on the floor.
Hollis Thompson, SF 26 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -7The former Georgetown Hoya looked very unimpressive in 26 min of action tonight.  Thompson’s offensive game has looked unreliable in recent games and if he doesn’t improve his learning curve soon he may start seeing a lot less playing time.
Spencer Hawes, C 34 MIN | 5-10 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 4 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -10The Yeti had a good game considering the fact that he was the entirety of 76’s post defense friday night.  Hawes had his hands full and couldn’t do the job of guarding Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson alone.  Valanciunas and Johnson ended up with a combined 29 points and 23 rebounds.  If the 7-6 can find a way to help Hawes out on the defensive side, it may open him up for more explosive offensive games.
Tony Wroten, SG 37 MIN | 8-17 FG | 2-4 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 23 PTS | -5Wroten is doing his job in a Josh McCown like way other than the whole getting the win thing.  A lunch pale type effort with a below average shooting percentage, Wroten led the Sixers in scoring.  The low shooting percentage is a little understandable, in that Wroten probably has more duties than he’s capable of handling when he is the lone true PG.

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GM23: Rapid (Blown Lead) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
12/12/13 10:01 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 99 FinalRecap | Box Score 106 Minnesota Timberwolves
Thaddeus Young, PF 34 MIN | 7-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | -3A fast start by Thad (8 pts in 1st Q) didn’t produce the huge night I thought he would post agianst the suspect defense of the Wolves.  I really like that he was aggressive and drove the ball at the hoop for buckets.  Still he was 0-2 from deep and the late 4th Q TO he committed in the backcourt was the dagger in this game for the Sixers.
Evan Turner, SF 38 MIN | 6-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 9 TO | 13 PTS | -7See what had happened…A solid and efficient 1st half by Turner (11 pts. & 4 rebs) simply disappeared into the frigid Minnesota night. “The Enigma” returned and went 0-4 in the 3rd Q with numerous TOs.  Coming into last night’s game, ET was 8 for his last 28 on 3PAs (28%), so he decided to hoist up 4 more 3PAs vs. MIN.  The last ill advised 3PA came in the closing minutes of the 4th Q with the Sixers only trailing by 4.  Unreal.  ZERO FTAs!!!
Hollis Thompson, SF 19 MIN | 2-2 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 5 PTS | -13HT is a nice player, but he is not a starter in this League and that’s becoming more apparent with each night.
Spencer Hawes, C 34 MIN | 7-12 FG | 2-3 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 2 TO | 20 PTS | -7Spence recovered from his worst outing of the season to post the type of numbers we have seen from him all year.  His 11 points in the 2nd Q fueled the Sixers solid play heading into halftime.  The pump fake to Euro-step floater he scored in the 3rd Q was a great move as well.  Spence also fed a nice dime to Lavoy in that same quarter.  Still if he could have played some D and grabbed a defensive rebound once in a while, the Sixers would have won last night.
Tony Wroten, SG 28 MIN | 8-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 20 PTS | -5If Wroten could lay off the 3PAs he could be a nice backcourt mate for MCW.  TWroe was 1-3 last night and is now he is 3 for his last 25 from deep.

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GM22: Rapid Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
12/10/13 10:37 am EST
Los Angeles Clippers 94 FinalRecap | Box Score 83 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 34 MIN | 8-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | -7A 2-for-7 start prevented Thad from having a really big night as he got a lot of great looks against the defensively challenged Blake Griffin.  Despite foul trouble (lousy calls), Thad racked up a double-double.  I especially like the way he went right at Griffin and pushed the NBA’s poster boy around the paint.  However, 16 points on 16 FGAs is not an efficient scoring night (yeah I know he shot 50% from the field).  Also zero FTAs is not a stat I like to see from my starting PF.
Evan Turner, SF 40 MIN | 11-23 FG | 2-3 FT | 8 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 25 PTS | -11Typical 2013-14 night for Turner…He stuffs the stat sheet and looked awesome at times.  But there were moments last night where he made me throw the remote.  He scored 13 points on 12 FGAs in the 1st half (Bad!); but ET also scored 7 straight points in the 4th Q (Good!).
Hollis Thompson, SF 39 MIN | 1-7 FG | 5-7 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -12I love that HT got to the FT line and converted.  He also put together a nice stretch in the 3rd Q where he scored 5 points.  But 1-7 shooting is about as cold as a baller can get.
Spencer Hawes, C 23 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | -14A season-low 2 points on 1-of-6 shooting and missed both of the 3-pointers he attempted, snapping at 20 his streak of games with at least one trey
Tony Wroten, SG 36 MIN | 2-12 FG | 4-6 FT | 10 REB | 7 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 9 PTS | -8Unfortunatley TWroe has no off switch when it comes to shooting and last night that killed the Sixers.

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GM20: (Now That’s Tanking) Rapid Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
12/07/13 12:03 pm EST
Philadelphia 76ers 88 Final

Recap | Box Score

105 Charlotte Bobcats
Thaddeus Young, PF 30 MIN | 3-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | -18Thad scored the Sixers first 6 points and than was limited by injury the rest of the way.  After a great steal off of Zeller, Thad looked like he tweaked something in his back as he went in for an awkward layin.
Evan Turner, SF 40 MIN | 7-18 FG | 0-1 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | -516 points on 18 FGAs is not the type of efficiency Bret Brown is looking for out of Turner.  1 FTA is not a great stat either.  He also got clowned in the 3rd Q by a Kemba Walker around the back dribble.  So not a great night for Turner.
Hollis Thompson, SF 32 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | 0HT got off to a quick start last night by drilling 4 out of his first 4 shots.  He was also 2-2 from deep in the 1st half.  But he, like most of the Sixers disappeared in the 2nd half.
Spencer Hawes, C 29 MIN | 3-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 13 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 10 PTS | -10Obviously last night was not Spence’s best shooting performance and IMO he’s now hoisting up too many 3’s.  I know he was 2-2 in the 1st Q, but still…I don’t have any other notes on him from last night and he racked up a double-double.  Which means it couldn’t have been that impressive.

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