|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.|
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Six Things We Saw Last Night…
- 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.
- 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.
- The Sixers hit 12 three-pointers, had 14 steals and blocked 8 shots.
- 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.
- “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.”
- “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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