12/30/13 11:54 am EST
|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.|
|Brandon Davies, PF Shot Chart 6 MIN | 0-0 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | +6Mehhh|
|Lavoy Allen, PF Shot Chart 15 MIN | 1-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -7Lavoy should never have more FGAs than MCW.|
|James Anderson, SG Shot Chart 26 MIN | 4-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +20JA needs to shoot the ball better than he did last night for this team to succeed, but I remain encouraged by the way he has taken to coming off the bench for this team. He scored 5 straight in the 3rd Q to help give the 76ers a 13-point lead.|
|Elliot Williams, SG Shot Chart 10 MIN | 1-1 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | -5Last night was about as good as Elliot is capable of playing.|
|Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 19 MIN | 2-12 FG | 4-4 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -4After a brief hot streak, Wroten has returned to his true 3-point shooting form (25% for his career) and it is killing the 7-6. TWroe is a scoring guard, so he will never stop shooting, but he needs to slow down on the 3PAs. Wroten was 0-4 in the 2nd half and scored only 2 pts in that half (from the FT line in the 3rd Q).|
The 13 game road losing streak is over — congrats.
Six Things We Saw…
- We all know that the Lakers are without Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash for the near future. Last night Pau Gasol sat out as well and then Xavier Henry went down with a knee injury. Unfortunately for the tanking enthusiasts among us, the Sixers really had no choice but to win this game vs. the severely under manned Lakers who have now lost five in a row.
- After the Sixers missed nine of their first 10 shots in the first quarter, the Lakers promptly missed nine of their next 10. It was brick city early on in LA.
- The 76ers crushed the Lakers in the down low — outscoring the Lakers 52-28 in the paint. Brown & Co. also beat the Lakers on the fast break — 18-8. The 7-6’s transition defense was much improved, allowing just eight Lakers fast-break points after giving up 31 to the Suns on Saturday night.
- Former 76er Nick Young scored 26 points, but on 6-for-21 shooting. It was so fun to watch as “Swaggy P” cost the Lakers this game as he took one ill-advised shot after another and committed ridiculous turnovers in the 4th Q. How Nick and Doug Collins ever co-existed last season is beyond me.
- Some interesting quotes from Turner on his last field goal on the night which was a reverse slam in front of the Lakers bench with four-tenths of a second remaining (breaking an unwritten NBA rule), “I really thought there was 10 or 15 seconds left, so I didn’t think much of it until I came down,” Turner said. “Then I saw that it was .4 seconds and then I realized I was trippin’. I apologized, and said I made a mistake,” Turner continued. “We are grown men. I shook hands. Nobody had anything to say so I am not going to worry too much about it.” The over/under on last night’s game was 215, so I would imagine the wise guys weren’t too happy with Turner either.
- Former Delaware 87ers guard Kendall Marshall contributed 8 points and three assists for the Lakers.
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