12/15/12 9:25 am EST
|Evan Turner, PG 42 MIN | 9-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 5 AST | 22 PTS | -8
Throughout this game I found myself bouncing between being thrilled with ET’s play and wanting to strangle him. He hauled 42 solid minutes at the point, posted a double-double and I liked the way he responded after he got T’d up. On the other side of things, he had 5 turnovers (including a killer one with 1 minute left in the gm), should never had gotten the T in the first place, his defense was suspect and I didn’t think he did a great job of getting others involved.
|Thaddeus Young, PF 37 MIN | 5-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 12 PTS | -11
A tough night for Thad as he had major match-up problems on the defensive end. Still, his steal and dime to Turner in the 2nd Q was sick. He also kept the Sixers in this one with 10 & 6; 2 steals and 2 blocks in the 1st half.
|Kwame Brown, C 21 MIN | 2-2 FG | 1-4 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -11
Obviously I am grading Kwame on a severe curve here, but this was the best basketball we have seen from him all year (That’s not saying much). To open the 2nd half, he executed a nice pick-n-roll that led to 2 FTs. His pump fake, drive and slam in the 3rd Q was awesome. However if you think back to the 2nd Q, he also dropped a sweet behind the back pass from Hawes on which he was wide open and would have scored easily. Lastly, in 21 mins. of play he grabbed 1 rebound. That’s right 1. Sad.
|Jason Richardson, SF 20 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -13
Again he’s here to do two things — provide veteran leadership and hit open jumpers. Last night he did not hit those J’s.
|Nick Young, SG 37 MIN | 4-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 5 AST | 8 PTS | -16Swaggy came out hot and hit for 6 points in the opening minutes, but it was all down hill from there. His shot selection was suspect all night and the runner / floater he missed in the 4th Q with the Sixers down 86-83 was a killer. Hopefully his days in the starting lineup are now over.|
|Lavoy Allen, PF 13 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -3
Not sure why he got the demotion to the bench, but he did a nice job overall last night.
|Dorell Wright, SF 30 MIN | 3-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 9 PTS | -1
Overall, I really liked what I saw from Wright last night, but he did miss several WIDE OPEN jumpers last night and had 2 TOs in the 4th that were brutal.
|Spencer Hawes, C 24 MIN | 8-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 18 PTS | +5
Hawes had a very nice night and posted a season high 18 points. His FG at the 1st half buzzer was a momentum changer for the Sixers. He also had several other clutch FGs for the 7-6 and a sweet behind the back pass to Kwame in the 2nd Q, but the fact that he only grabbed 3 rebs in 24 minutes just kills me.
|Maalik Wayns, PG 11 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 PTS | 0
A short and brutal stint in the 4th Q may bury Wayns in the Do(u)g-house.
|Damien Wilkins, SG 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | +8
He grabbed the same number of rebounds as Kwame in roughly 1/5th of the minutes.
|Arnett Moultrie, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS |
REALLY?!? We get killed on the boards in the 2nd half and DC can’t find a way to get this kid in the game. C’mon man.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw