11/30/12 10:16 pm EST
|Lavoy Allen, PF 35 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -3
Lavoy has had a sophomore season that, especially in light of his postseason heroics this spring, has been a disappointment. His performance Friday was anything but. Against a Bobcats frontcourt that can be most aptly described as “terrible,” LA was tremendous, posting his first career double-double. The first of many? Time will tell.
|Thaddeus Young, SF 37 MIN | 7-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 15 PTS | +11
Thad got off to a gangbusters start, 6-of-6 from the floor, before he cooled. His defense though was, as usual, disruptive.
|Evan Turner, SF 37 MIN | 10-15 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 25 PTS | +8
Evan Turner, jack of all trades he is, was at it again against the ‘Cats. It’s pretty clear that he’s benefiting enormously from the absence of Andre Iguodala, and the resulting oxygen it’s given his game. He’s constantly improving. Read this paragraph again. He’s better now.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 38 MIN | 6-15 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 15 AST | 13 PTS | +11
Even without scoring the basketball, Jrue controlled the game like a maestro on Friday.
|Jason Richardson, SG 30 MIN | 9-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 22 PTS | +17
With Evan Turner in foul trouble, Richardson took over in the fourth.
|Dorell Wright, SF 8 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -3
Not clear what Wright has done to work his way (back) into Doug Collins doghouse. An able, lengthy defender with a nose for the ball and an ability to stretch the defense, DW played just eight minutes on Friday. You get the feeling his first season here might be his last. Too bad.
|Spencer Hawes, C 14 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | 0
After a difficult last few weeks, Spence hit a nadir against the ‘Cats. Possibly hampered by his twisted knee, he was passive, ineffective, and ineffectual. Hawes now has 17 rebounds his last six games. The season-opener seems like it was more than a month ago, doesn’t it?
|Kwame Brown, C 9 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | +3
I’m told he’s very punctual, so that’s a mark in his favor.
|Maalik Wayns, PG 11 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 5 PTS | -8
The Villanova product was effective spelling Holiday. He always used one “L.”
|Nick Young, SG 21 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 9 PTS | -6
Swaggy, contra his (deserved) rep, played a controlled, disciplined game.
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