GM52: Rapid (Posterized) Reacts

Philadelphia 76ers 78 FinalRecap | Box Score 123 Los Angeles Clippers
Thaddeus Young, PF 26 MIN | 7-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 15 PTS | -40Keep husting and grinding Thad, someday it’s going to pay off in the win column.  Unfortunately it may not be here in Philly

Evan Turner, SF 27 MIN | 1-8 FG | 5-5 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -43Another trade value killing night from “The Enigma”.  FYI…In his last 10 games Turner is averaging 12.9 ppg. on 36% shooting from the field.

Spencer Hawes, C 23 MIN | 0-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -42It’s amazing how bad Hawes plays against athletic centers who care about defense (see KG as well).  Spence had 2 rebs in 23 mins of action…well done for a 7-footer.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG 35 MIN | 5-18 FG | 4-5 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 8 TO | 14 PTS | -25Another awful shooting night from MCW.  Additionally, he now seems to have the turnover bug — 8 last night.  That TO number exceeded his totals for assists (5); FGM (5) and FTM (4).

James Anderson, SG 16 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -40Wasn’t this guy supposed to be lethal from behind the arc?

Lavoy Allen, PF 19 MIN | 2-10 FG | 2-3 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +6Obviously Lavoy did not shoot the ball well, but (and I can’t believe I am writing this) he was one of the few Sixers who competed last night.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 16 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -16Maybe one or two more games in the D-League would have helped.

Lorenzo Brown, PG 12 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | +4See above (and than multiply it by 100)

Elliot Williams, SG 21 MIN | 2-8 FG | 3-3 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -13Moving on…

Tony Wroten, SG 23 MIN | 7-11 FG | 7-9 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 21 PTS | -4Outside of Thad and a solid effort from Lavoy, Wroten was the only other Sixers to show up last night.  But I expect a streaky scorer / shooter with no off switch and a lack court awareness to excel in a game that basically looked like it should have been played at 10th & Diamond.

Hollis Thompson, SG 22 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -7You can hear the ankles snapping as people jump of the Hollis Thompson bandwagon.  Over his last 5 games he has been good for 4.6 ppg. and 33% shooting from deep.

Brett Brown
Again, some, but not all of the blame has to fall on the coach for the distrubing way in which this team lost last night.

Five Things We Saw

  1. This sequence was simply embarrassing.  The LAC broadcasters called for “the Mercy Rule” after the second wind-mill dunk…
  2. The 76ers were not into this game from the very start.  They fell behind 13-0 right after tip off.  The Clippers led 46-15 at the end of one quarter on their way to a franchise-record 45-point victory.  Via Elias: It’s also the largest margin by any NBA team since Feb. 7, 2001 (Timberwolves led the Kings by 31).  Note: What a shock that a franchise or indivdual player set yet another record or season/career best against the 2013-14 76ers.
  3. Blake Griffin almost messed around and nearly  got a triple-double in the f1st half.  Blake finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in only 25 minutes.  In Paul’s extended abscence, Blake’s offensive game exploded and in Paul’s return last night, Griffin kept his hot streak going.  He has now scored 25-plus points in 11 of his past 12 games.
  4. When Griffin limped to the locker room after Wroten fell into him on a foul by Andre Jordan with less 3 minutes left in the 1st Q, I was actually pissed at Wroten because I thought the Blake Show was over for the night.
  5. Via Elias Spoorts…the Clippers 39-point halftime lead was tied for the 2nd-largest halftime lead over the last 20 seasons…The Clippers shot 56.2 percent and the Sixers 27.0 — going 3 for 28 from 3-point range.
  6. On the tank watch: The Lakers, Boston, Sacto and New Orleans all lost; while Orlando and Cleveland won.  The Sixers now sit in the #2 spot behind Milwaukee for most ping pong balls.

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