GM55: Rapid (Mailed It In) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
02/19/14 10:22 am EST
Cleveland Cavaliers 114 FinalRecap | Box Score 85 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 26 MIN | 6-16 FG | 2-3 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 15 PTS | -23Thad scored the first 5 points of the game and than went ice cold.  The off shooting night for Thad kept #21 from having a big game.  IMO he had a good number of clean looks and just couldn’t get his shot to fall.  I lost track of how many hustle plays he had last night.

Evan Turner, SF 33 MIN | 3-14 FG | 4-5 FT | 7 REB | 6 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | -16Now this is the way for “The Enigma’s” career as a Sixers to close out.  High usage; ill-advised shots; no defense; poor shooting percentage (21%) and still he nearly got a double-double.  I loved that the faithful at the WFC showered ET with boos.

Spencer Hawes, C 29 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -25In typical Spence fashion, he showed little heart or intestinal fortitude last night.  How about the stretch where #00 got stuffed by Tyler Zeller and than at the other end got posterized by Dion Waiters?!?

Michael Carter-Williams, PG 31 MIN | 5-14 FG | 5-8 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 7 TO | 15 PTS | -1635% shooting as well s 1 assist to 7 turnovers is not a great way to come out of the All-Star break.  However he was one of the few Sixers that competed last night and when the rest of the first five shoots 14-43 (32%), it’s hard to rack up dimes.

James Anderson, SG 30 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | -25Anderson played solid ball last night, but it should be noted that only 3 of his points came in the 1st half when this game was still competitive.

Lavoy Allen, PF 24 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -11An okay night from Lavoy, but I hope that Hinkie find someone willing to take this stiff off our hands.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 16 MIN | 1-2 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +1WTH is wrong with #5?  As Malik Rose said last night, Moultrie looks “disinterested”.

Lorenzo Brown, PG 3 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +1Moving on…

Elliot Williams, SG 23 MIN | 3-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | -19Williams was 1-4 on 3’s in the 1st half when this game was actually relevant.

Tony Wroten, SG 24 MIN | 5-13 FG | 2-5 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 12 PTS | -12Only two of TWroe’s 12 points came in the 1st half.  Still I gave him the “B” because he was the only thing that entertained me in the 2nd half.

Brett Brown
The coach has to take some, but not all of the balme for getting blown out at home again.  We’re about to find out what kind of coach Brett Brown is when the chip are really dwon.

Six Things We Saw last Night…

  1. This game was put away by the Cavs in the 2nd Q thanks to a 29-7 run during which the Sixers went 6+ minutes minutes without a made field goal.  Want to know just how bad the Sixers were last night in the 2nd Q?…The Cavs had their own 3+ minute scoring drought and still won the Q 33-18.
  2. In the 1st half, the Sixers shot 30% on FGAs; 28% on threes (4-14) and 53% from the FT line.
  3. The Sixers made Tyler Zeller look like a beast as Zeller posted season-high 18 points & career-high 15 rebounds to lead the Cavs last night.  What a shock that the Sixers and their historically bad defense gave up another career high and season high performance in the same game.
  4. It was the Sixers ninth loss in a row and eighth straight at home — their longest skid since the 1996-97 season.  The 7-6 have dropped 19 of 22 overall.
  5. Via ESPN.com Stats…The 29-point win was the largest for the Cavaliers since LeBron James took his talent to South Beach before the 2010-11 season.
  6. “There were effort problems,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said.  “You can’t hide from that.”
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