|Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF 29 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-1 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 5 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -20Luc recovered from a 1-4 start to post a decent game. He scored 7 points in the 2nd Q and had a tremendous block on Al Horford during that quarter. Still, I don’t understand how this guy is getting 30 mins. a night. He’s an average NBA player and is not part of the long range plan for this team. I’d rather see his minutes go to one of the young cats.|
|Nerlens Noel, PF 34 MIN | 3-7 FG | 2-4 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -13I have only a couple notes for Noel last night. In the 2nd Q he rejected DeMarre Carroll ‘s 5-footer and he scored with a nice lefty lay-in during the early 3rd Q. What has become painfully obvious to me and was very apparent on several Hawks’ posessions last night, is that outside of blocking shots, #4 is struggling to adjust to the NBA game on the defensive end.|
|Henry Sims, C 13 MIN | 0-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 1 PTS | -9Ewwwwwwwwww…Henry’s season low tick produced this quote from Brown, “We just went small ball. There is nothing to read into there.”|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 38 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 9 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 9 TO | 8 PTS | -15Yes, MCW posted yet another near triple double, but he also turned teh ball over 9 times. NINE! This franchise will never succeed (at any level) when it is being run by a PG who is that careless with the rock.|
|Hollis Thompson, SG 36 MIN | 3-7 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -13Not a bad night from my least favorite 76er.|
|JaKarr Sampson, PF 7 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | +2Moving on…|
|Jerami Grant, SF 16 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +3I thought the rookie had a great game last night and at times was the best 76er on the floor. That’s not saying a lot I know. Still hit draineda nice baseline J in the 1st Q; had a O-rebound and put-back in the 2nd Q; and scored off the dribble in the 3rd Q. In short he showed me flashes of owning basketball skills and being more than just simply an athletic big.|
|Robert Covington, SF 26 MIN | 3-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 9 PTS | -10When he drained a 3-ball in the early 2nd Q I thought Rob was headed for another big night, instead he got a reality check.|
|Alexey Shved, PG 16 MIN | 4-8 FG | 5-6 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | -8I am starting to have a love/hate relationship with #88. He does some real nice things throughout a game — such as the runner with the kiss he scored in the 1st Q and the way he can get to the tin off teh pick-n-roll. But man does he make some boneheaded plays and last night he hoisted up several ill advised, early in the shot clock FGAs.|
|Malcolm Lee, SG 2 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +3What would you like me to say here?|
|K.J. McDaniels, SG 23 MIN | 3-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | 0Yes, KJ had a nice dunk or two and a couple of swats last night, but iIf you are going to invite 70 members of your family and closest friends to an NBA game, you have to come stronger than this performance. FYI…McDaniels is shooting 29% from the field and 17% from deep over his last 5 games.|
|Brandon Davies, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | Have fun in Brooklyn…|
I’m not sure how much impact a coach can have when you team shoots the ball as poorly as the 76ers did last night and refuses to defend the perimeter (although some of that last item may be Brown’s doing).
Six Things We Saw Last Night…
- The 76ers got off to a horrible start in this game. In addition to their 9 1st half turnovers, Brett Brown’s team was 2-9 on threes (22%); 2-5 on FTAs; was -6 in the rebounding department and shot from the field.
- To be honest, I can’t recall seeing an NBA team play as badly at both ends of the floor as the 76ers did last night. The Hawks did not bring their best last night and were especially bad on offense (Their shooting in the 1st half was brutal). With just a solid overall performance the Sixers could have stolen this one.
- Atlanta’s vastly improved point man Jeff Teague (17 ppg.) had an off night, scoring only four points to go with six assists, but it didn’t matter as the 76ers defense allowed Kyle Korver to sink five 3-pointers; DeMarre Carroll to record a double-double (14 & 11) and Mike Muscala who has 6 points TOTAL in his last 11 games to post a 12 point / 7 rebound night. I mean…we all know Korver can shoot, right? Somebody cover his ass…
- Brown on MCW, “He’s trying to make the pass to people that you’re seeing that are open,” Brown said. “He’s just going one extra dribble too much or he waits a second too long, and all of a sudden he’s in an NBA crowd with athletes.”
- The Sixers 18 turnovers led to 20 points for the Hawks.
- ICYMI: The Sixers have agreed to send Brandon Davies and cash to Brooklyn for Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second-round pick and the right to swap 2018 second-round picks.
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