GM62: Rapid (Sweet 16) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
03/09/14 12:59 pm EST
Utah Jazz 104 FinalRecap | Box Score 92 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 39 MIN | 8-16 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 18 PTS | -3After seven 1st Q points I thought Thad was headed for a huge night and was going to will this team to a W.  Overall it was a solid stat night from Thad, but he hoisted up too many 3PAs for my taste and he did not grab a single rebound.

Henry Sims, C Shot Chart 26 MIN | 2-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | -12This was Sims worst shooting game as a 76er, but I still liked a lot of what I saw last night.  His hustle and defense did not go unnoticed.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 34 MIN | 2-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 9 AST | 5 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 4 PTS | -6MCW’s shooting stroke has gone MIA and he slowly losing his grip on the ROY Award.  All 4 of his points came in the 1st half.

James Anderson, SG Shot Chart 33 MIN | 5-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | -2Anderson hit a hot streak in this game when scored 10 points between the end of the 2nd Q and the mid 3rd.  I liked that he got to the FT line and converted and that he actually grabbed a few rebs (6).

Hollis Thompson, SG Shot Chart 17 MIN | 1-2 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 4 PTS | +7“The Keeper” ddin’t do anything spectacular last night, but he did grab 3 more boards than Thad.

Arnett Moultrie, PF Shot Chart 7 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | +1How bad must Moultire be in practice that Mullens and Varnado received more minutes than him last night?

Byron Mullens, C Shot Chart 10 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -102 rebounds in 10 minutes…Make me wish Spencer was still here.

Elliot Williams, SG Shot Chart 16 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -12Moving on…

Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 31 MIN | 12-15 FG | 6-8 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 30 PTS | -19Could you imagine if TWroe could give you this type of shooting performance once a week? Wroten hit all six of his shots in the first half and wound up 12 for 15 as he scored a career high 30 last night.

Six Things We Saw Last Night…

  1. As I noted in a post last week, this was a game I thought the Sixers could win. Last night Brown & Co. were at home against against a pathetic team that was playing the second game of a back-to-back set as they wrapped up a six-game road trip during which they had lost 5 straight games.
  2. Jazz built an 84-73 lead following a 7-0 run early in the fourth quarter.  But the Sixers wouldn’t wilt and rallied to tie the game at 91 on a layup by Wroten with 2:52 remaining.Burks responded with a 3-pointer to put Utah back ahead 16 seconds later. Wroten misfired on a layup on Philadelphia’s next possession — just his second miss — and Hayward put the game away with a pair of free throws and a three-point play in the final minute.
  3. The most alarming item of the night was the the Sixers work (or lack of) on the boards.  MCW was the Sixers leading rebounder last night with 7 boards.  The rest of the starting 5 grabbed a total of 13. The Sixers two “7-footers” — Varnado (5) & Mullens (2) — grabbed a combined 7 rebounds.  Utah won the battle of the glass 42-33.
  4. “It sounds a bit trivial and maybe a bit corny, but I think they deserve it,” Brown said.  “They put in the time.  They don’t crumble, they stay together, they put in a good day’s work.  I’d like for them to be rewarded for their efforts.  I’d like for them to think that the effort they’re putting in outside of getting better will be the reward of a win.”
  5. Having lost their 16th consecutive game tonight, the 76ers are in the midst of their second-longest single-season losing streak in franchise history.  The 1972-73 team that suffered the franchise’s longest losing streak finished with the worst record in team history at 9-73.
  6. According to ESPN Stats…”Saturday’s loss came by 12 points which was actually a RESPECTABLE figure during this 16-game run of futility. The closest loss was 5 points AT Utah on February 12th. There were back-to-back losses by 45 and 43 points and the average margin of defeat over this stretch is 19.3.”

 
 
 

One Response to “GM62: Rapid (Sweet 16) Reacts”

  1. Bill
    9. March 2014 at 14:06

    The Sixers are losing because the NBA is more of a D league.

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