02/08/12 10:04 pm EST
|Elton Brand, PF 29 MIN | 5-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 13 REB | 1 AST | 11 PTS | -6
After a couple nights off, a nice game by EB. The talent has left him, but he still gets by on heart, guts, and the lingering memory of what he used to be. He’s like a walking Bruce Springsteen song.
|Andre Iguodala, SF 36 MIN | 7-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 17 PTS | -7
The best player in the NBA who nobody really thinks is any good, Iguodala vigorously defended his belt tonight. He scored 17 on 11 shots, and made Tim Duncan look really old when he blew by him for a first period finish. Not that that’s too difficult. (The “making Duncan look old” part, I mean. Dunking is really difficult.)
|Nikola Vucevic, C 15 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -9
Not a great performance by the kid. He hustled, but never got in rhythm offensively (see points: 0), and made a couple poor choices—like following up a third period o-board with an ill considered kick-out that led to a turnover. Momma said there’d be days like this…
|Jodie Meeks, G 24 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 3 PTS | -13
Yikes. It took Jodi 24 minutes to get 5 combined points/rebounds/assists. His production looks even worse too when you consider the guys he lined up against scored approximately 75 points.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 39 MIN | 6-15 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 7 AST | 15 PTS | +3
Jrue, like pretty much everybody in a Sixer uniform, got turnstiled a few times by Parker, but moved the arrow a bit in the right direction with his distribution. That said, thus far Holiday’s junior season in the NBA still grades out as a solid “Meh.”
|Lou Williams, PG 29 MIN | 8-20 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 22 PTS | 0
The points are misleading here. He made some poor choices in the shot selection department.
|Thaddeus Young, F 31 MIN | 8-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 16 PTS | +1
Thad takes ‘Philadunkia Sixer of the Game’ honors for his explosive performance. That this isn’t a real award should do nothing to diminish the energy he provided on both ends of the court.
|Lavoy Allen, PF 19 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -9
He struggled from the floor, missing more than once by margins that called his sobriety into question, but acquitted himself nicely on the defensive end.
|Evan Turner, SG 18 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 4 PTS | -10
Not a great night for the rapidly improving Turner. Didn’t do much on offense and struggled to stay in front of Tony Parker when he was assigned the thankless task.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Tonight In this Frustrating Loss.