GM73: Rapid (Freakin’ Winning) Reacts

Posted by: C. Smith
03/30/14 11:03 am EST
Detroit Pistons 98 FinalRecap | Box Score 123 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 35 MIN | 9-17 FG | 1-1 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 21 PTS | +19Thad came out and played with a high level of energy last night and basically set the tone for the 7-6.  His twelve 1st half points pushed the Sixers out to a big lead at the break.

Henry Sims, C 27 MIN | 8-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | +12I have written this before — it’s a pleasure to watch a Sixer big (outside of Thad) who works hard on D and understands the rotations.  Sims exploded for 8 points in the 2nd Q when the Sixers put this game away.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG 31 MIN | 6-14 FG | 8-10 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 4 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 21 PTS | +20An 11 point 1st Q for MCW gave the Sixers an early spark and showed the Pistons that tonight was going to be the night the losing streak ended.

James Anderson, SG 22 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | +8What did you expect?  The Sixers did not play the Rockets again last night.

Hollis Thompson, SG 22 MIN | 5-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 14 PTS | +13Yes, Thompson put some solid numbers up, but only 3 of his points came during the 1st half when this game was remotely competitive.  But when you hit 4 of 4 from deep, I have to tip my cap.

Brandon Davies, PF 14 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | +7Moving on…

Jarvis Varnado, PF 21 MIN | 4-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 6 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | +13Varnado did a great job last night of out hustling the Piston bigs at both ends of the floor.  He continues to show a decent touch even though his form is jacked up.  Obviously Jarvis had his swat game going last night — 6 blocks.

James Nunnally, SF 5 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -3We finally got to see some of that shooting touch everyone was talking about.

Casper Ware, PG 17 MIN | 3-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | +5I like what I have seen from this kid so far and he could be a solid player on the Sevens for years to come.

Elliot Williams, SG 25 MIN | 5-8 FG | 2-3 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | +16I’m still not sure that EW belongs in the NBA, but last night his jumper was working and that led to 8 1st half points.  He also had a nice driving flush in the 2nd Q.

Tony Wroten, SG 21 MIN | 2-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 9 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | +159 dimes for TWroe — 9.  I don’t care that he shot 30% from the field, if Wroten can learn to facilitate for others, it will help this team greatly next year.

Brett Brown
Have a beer coach, you deserve it.

Six Things We Saw Last Night…

  1. The Pistons laid down like dogs last night and I have to give the Sixers credit as I don’t recall them pulling that move at all during the 26-game losing streak. The 7-6 were especially energized last night, jumped all over Detroit and put this game away early. “They came out and competed tonight. They wanted it more than we did,” Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey said.
  2. The 76ers led by10-point lead after one quarter.  A 9-0 burst put the Sixers up 55-38 with about 5½ minutes left in the half, and they closed the 2nd Q with another 9-0 spurt to open a 70-51 cushion at the half.  The 70 points were the most points the Sixers have scored in a half since 2010.
  3. The Sixers hit 12 three-pointers, had 14 steals and blocked 8 shots.
  4. Via ESPN stats and info…The Sixers’ 25-point win is the largest in NBA history to snap a losing streak of 20 or more games.
  5. “There was some emotion,” MCW said in the post game. “Of course we were happy to win again, it’s a great thing to be on the winning side.”
  6. “Our judgment day isn’t today and it won’t be tomorrow,” Brown said before the game.  “We’re on a three- to five-year plan.”



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8 Responses to “GM73: Rapid (Freakin’ Winning) Reacts”

  1. steve toll
    30. March 2014 at 15:48

    What a bad win by one of the worst organizations in all of the big 4 sports.

    With my sources telling me that Noel still not close to 100% and is already having issues with missing child support , it’s safe to say that Hinkie failed this past draft.

    Brett Brown is one if the worst coaches in the NBA, another Hinkie fail.

    There is no light at the end of the tunnel, F THIS

  2. alex
    30. March 2014 at 20:43

    A weekend of NCAA and what a treat. Shabazz Napier is wonderful and what if Sixers can get him at the top of second round. Julius Randle is a guy worth looking at number 1. This will be a great draft to be remembered for years to come.
    Sixers have 7 picks and 7 opportunities to build a great team. Now lets fast forward to the lottery day.

  3. john wren
    30. March 2014 at 21:32

    Norlens has plenty of time to get ready…will be swattin, rejecting and defended from the jump next year. This team will be much improved and our learning curve will be quicker than you think. This is just a much different type of rebuild…so long as Mr Hinkie sticks to his knittin we’ll compete.

  4. allan
    31. March 2014 at 01:31

    Failed this past draft without Noel playing a game yet, Carter Williams showing promise? Missing child support payments, if it’s true what does that have to do with basketball? Thank god you’ve been relegated to the comments section.

  5. Tony
    31. March 2014 at 12:52

    Exciting WIN!!!! I liked Brett Brown’s comments to Molly at the half that hitting 3 makes winning a lot easier. I’m starting to lean more towards Wiggins over Parker in the draft since that Canadian jumper is oh so sweet.

    Sometimes I don’t understand the grading here, it’s like you don’t even watch the game and just check the stats sheet. T-Wro On-the-Money Price should have an A+… he was in the damn zone and would have double-digit assists if he was playing with NBA talents. Which brings me to my next grade change, Elliot Williams: D. Seriously, dude, Tony throws you several sexy dimes that got the fans on their feet, and you can’t even finish from under the basket. Put him on the bench!

  6. Matt
    31. March 2014 at 14:14

    Steve, this is why your articles are pure garbage. You are a troll with no freakin’ clue. What does Noel’s child support payments have to do with basketball? Carter Williams is showing the most promise out of anyone taken in the draft, and as far as Brett Brown, what do you expect him to do with the trash roster he was given. He was brought in to develop the young players and he’s pretty damn good at it. You sir just need to stay away from a keyboard because everything you write is a complete waste of space.

  7. Philadunkia
    31. March 2014 at 15:05


    Unfortunatley I have watched nearly every second of every quarter of Sixers action this year. I’m not a big Wroten fan, so that make have impacted my grade for him, but I did compliment his passing prowess in that ONE game. Now let’s see him do that two games in a row.

    Thanks for reading & commenting.

    –C. Smith

  8. steve toll
    31. March 2014 at 17:04


    Pure Garbage? Was calling the 2012 off-season BEFORE the Bynum trade a huge mistake and then saying the Bynum trade set the 76ers back 5+ years, PURE GARBAGE?

    Was being the first to talk about Doug Collins being a bad coach, PURE GARBAGE?

    Were my Jrue criticisms’ PURE GARBAGE?

    Was my praise of Iggy, PURE GARBAGE?

    As for MCW, who gives aF!@# if he shows the most “promise”, what is the value of that “promise”? Hinkie should have traded that pick instead of picking MCW. Dude isn’t close to a top 30 point guard and he’s old for a rookie. I obviously enjoy being a hater but ID MUCH PREFER COMPETENCE.

    All I know is MCW sucks,Noel is 100%, the Hawes and ET trades were screwed up and lottery teams like MIL, ORL and DET, maybe BOS all have a bright future outlook than us

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