GM24: Rapid (Toast) Reacts

Boston Celtics 105 FinalRecap | Box Score 87 Philadelphia 76ers
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF 26 MIN | 4-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 9 PTS | -4Luc was Luc last night. Now go massage Joel’s foot.

Nerlens Noel, PF 29 MIN | 9-12 FG | 1-1 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 19 PTS | -2Put asisde the near double-double that Noel posted on 75% shooting. What impressed me the most last night was that #4 was aggressive on offense and looked for his shot.  Too many times early on this year Noel has caught the ball in decent position and has not even looked at the basket before passing the ball.  Hopefully ast night is the start of a new trend on offense for Noel.

Robert Covington, SF 29 MIN | 4-15 FG | 3-3 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -3I thought covington missed on a lot of clean looks last night, but I did like that he kept firing away when the opportunity came to him.  Great shooters keep shooting even on bad nights

Michael Carter-Williams, PG 29 MIN | 5-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 13 PTS | -4Yes MCW shot nearly 50% from the field and handed out 6 dimes, but your starting PG can not own a 1:1 assist to TO ratio (5 turnovers last night) if you are going to win in this League.  He als0 needs to stop shooting threes — period.

Hollis Thompson, SG 21 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -6Can someone tell me how this clown continues to hold on to a spot in the first-five?

 

 

JaKarr Sampson, PF 7 MIN | 2-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | +5One of Smapson’s better performances of the year, but I’d still would rather see Ronald Roberts in a 76ers uniform than this guy.

Furkan Aldemir, PF 10 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | +1I gave him the A+ just for taking the court last night.  Hell, the guy has had like 1 walk through with the team before last night’s game.  If I was Furkan I would have said, “No thanks coach.” when Brown told me to go to the scorer’s table and check-in.

Jerami Grant, SF 11 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -3There’s only so many miracles a shot guru like Brett Brown can perform.

Henry Sims, C 16 MIN | 1-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -21Henry’s move to the bench has met with more downs than ups and last night was simply a disaster.  Sims did nothing on offens and Kelly Olynyk (30 pts.) abused the usually defensively steady Sims at the other end of the court.

Alexey Shved, PG 12 MIN | 3-8 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -19Shved had a 5 point scoring burst in teh late 1st Q and then didn’t do much at all.  Still, I like some of what I saw from #88 last night and if Shved can learn to play defense and cut down on the knuckle head decisions he makes, he could stick in this League for a long time.

K.J. McDaniels, SG 20 MIN | 2-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -20Are ROY candidate has fallen on hard times of late.  His shot was off again last night and even this freak athlete seemed to lacking energy vs. BOS.  Over his last 8 games KJ is shooting 27% from the field and 15% from deep.

Tony Wroten, SG 30 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 0 PTS | -14Have you ever seen TWroe play less agrressive basketball than he did last night?  No way this guy is 100%.

Brett Brown
Brown’s team lacked energy after the 1st Q and his key reserves are a mess right now.  Some, but not all, of that has to fall on the coach.

 

Six Things We Saw Last Night…

  1. It’s blows away my basketball mind that the 76ers could look like a decent squad against a very good, but road weary Memphis team for 3 1/2 quarters and look soooo bad against the lowly Boston Celtics from the 2nd Q until the final horn.
  2. Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points on 31 minutes of run vs. the 76ers last night.  Kelly. Freakin. Olynyk.  The Boston reserve was averaging 10.3 points per game on the season, but just 7.5 over his last 10 runs.  Against the 7-6 he pumped in 18 points in the 1st half; shot 12 for 17 from the field on the night and drained 3 of 5 from behind the arc.
  3. Boston outscored Philadelphia 25-1 in fast-break points…Hey Brett, How’s that up-tempo, run-run-run offense working out for you guys?  of course it’s hard to get out on thebreak when are a -4 in the rebounding department; commit 22 TOs and give up 46 PITP.
  4. Last night was the first time this season that I hought the 76ers lacked energy and effort.  I am sure the blown leand that led to the OT loss vs. Memphis produced a hangover effect going in to last night’s game.  However I also think the current 2-22 record and the prospects of a third win not looking good until after the calendar reads 2015 have worn this team out.
  5. It’s astonishing that Boston held a 26 point lead early in the 4th Q given that the C’s began the game 0-9 from the field and and didn’t score a field goal until the 8:33 mark of the 1st Q.  Yet the biggest lead the Sixers could mount was 11-2 in that stretch because the home team shot 3-9 during that early portion of the game.
  6. The Sixers have lost four in a row and 5 of their last 6.  They are now 0-13 at home this season.  Philadunkia’s home team is now nearing the record for worst home start to a season, set in the 1993-94 season when the Mavs began 0-19.  They last won at home on April 14, 2014 against Boston.

 

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