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.
Lavoy Allen, PF 34 MIN | 4-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +4Lavoy was a little more active than usual.  He still did some standing around, but he also peppered in some rebounds, and he was able to hit his shot at a decent clip.  He also dropped a great dime to Spence in teh 4th Q.  That’s about all you can ask out of Allen.
Brandon Davies, PF 14 MIN | 0-0 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 1 PTS | -6Davies was largely invisible on the offensive end, and struggles to match up on some of the Bucks’ quicker forwards. You would like to see more rebounds out of him as well.
Hollis Thompson, SF 21 MIN | 7-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | +14By far the best game of his young career.  Hollis was able to show off some of his versatility and athleticism.  He still struggled at times on the defensive end, but his ability to consistently hit jump shots and grab some rebounds was promising.  More performances like this in the near future would me nice.
Lorenzo Brown, PG 5 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -4Made the most out of his time with a couple assists.
Elliot Williams, SG 14 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -2Ehh, still can’t really get a gague on Williams.  He shows some sings, but also makes some mental mistakes.  It was nothing more than an average game for the new addition.
Tony Wroten, SG 11 MIN | 1-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 3 PTS | +3Wroten wasn’t himself in the first half and wasn’t able to contribute in the second.  Incomplete it is.
Thaddeus Young, PF DNP PERSONAL REASONS MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | DNP -Personal reasons.  Best wishes go out to Thad, Hope to have him back soon.
Brett Brown
How about that three he drew ups for Hawes at the end of regulation??

Six Things We Saw From the 76ers…

  1. Too many turnovers.  How the Sixers won a game after committing 28 turnovers is beyond me.
  2. Another night, another huge performance by a 76er opponent.  This time courtesy of Caron Butler, who dropped 38 on the swish cheese Sixers.  Butler fell two points shy of his career high on 13-of-22 shooting from the floor.  He was 4 of 8 from beyond the arc.  Opposing players are circling the Sixers on the calendar.
  3. Speaking of defense, the team is still terrible at their rotations.  They gave up tons of open looks; there was one play late in the first quarter where OJ Mayo was literally alone at the wing with the ball.  He missed luckily, but they need to work on that. Really.
  4. Nice to see MC-W back on the attack, getting into the paint and making a plan. He’s going to get a triple double one of these days.
  5. Hollis Thompson’s shot looked the best it has all season, and he looked confident with it.  It will be interesting to see if the trend continues.  The alley-oop he caught and finished in the 2nd Q of this game was ridiculous.
  6. The Sixers were trailing 98-88 with 2:10 to play and rallied to force overtime with a 14-4 run that featured three 3-pointers from Hawes…The Sixers shot 57% from the field, but only 62% from the FT Line…The 7-6 also scored 52 points in the paint…On the tanking watch front: the Suns won;  the Celtics lost; Toronto was a winner as were the Pelicans.


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4 Responses to “GM14: Rapid (OT Thriller) Reacts”

  1. HLCJ69
    23. November 2013 at 05:15

    You were kinda harsh with your grading today. I’m not a Lavoy fan but I think he deserved better than a C+. He had a very efficient +4 kinda night. If that’s an above average night for him and truly “all you can ask of him” then he at least deserves a B.

    Lastly, what does Hollis have to do to get an A? His night was spectacular. Efficient shooting, a career high 16 points in just 21 minutes, + that sick ally oop. That alone is worth an A.

  2. Chris
    23. November 2013 at 11:01

    Now that Kwame and Morris have moved on, I have a few vacant spots on my players I cant stand to watch roster, I think Lavoy Allen and James Anderson are easy targets to fill the spots. Lavoy still looks like he may fall asleep on the court at any moment, and Anderson may be one of the worst defenders in the league, so many times i have seen him leave his man in the corner to help on a drive, only to go half way not affecting the drive but also leaving his man far enough to leave him with an open three, it is driving me crazy.

    side note: Coach Brown is starting to make me mad as well, he is soooo good at this coaching thing, it’s ridiculous, the 76ers are going to have more wins for the season then some “experts” predicted BEFORE Thanksgiving, makes me realize how poor Coach Collins was last year.

  3. Angus
    23. November 2013 at 11:07

    I agree about Hollis, he had a spectacular night and deserved an A. Spence also deserved at least an a- despite his turnovers. His trade value is high and if we are going to trade him it should be soon. Plus it was nice to see mcw dust the rust off and continue to turn heads.

  4. Alex
    23. November 2013 at 13:10

    harsh. Not too good of an analysis

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