GM 51: RAPID REACTS

Posted by: Tom Sunnergren
03/30/12 9:49 pm EST
Philadelphia 76ers 76 FinalRecap | Box Score 97 Washington Wizards
Elton Brand, PF 29 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -8

At first blush, he looks like he contributed. At second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth blushes–not so much.  When he was matched up against Nene, which he was for much of the game, he was outplayed.  Badly.

Andre Iguodala, SF 33 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-1 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 7 PTS | -12

Sure your left patella tendon is okay Andre?  Positive?  Good, I’m glad you’re well.  Do us all a favor, lay off the behind the back passes.  Style points don’t actually count on the scoreboard.

Spencer Hawes, C 18 MIN | 3-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 6 PTS | -9

Six points on 10 shots is not helpful production from a center.  Oh, and that’s what Spencer Hawes had.

Evan Turner, SG 29 MIN | 5-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 11 PTS | -7

What happened to the torrid rebounding pace?  And the general…I don’t know, confident play?

Jrue Holiday, PG 30 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-2 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 4 PTS | -15

This was Jrue’s worst night of the season.

Tony Battie, C 10 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | +8

Blech.

Lou Williams, PG 20 MIN | 5-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | -1

Lou and Thad were both bright spots in the dreadful performance.  Comparative bright spots.

Sam Young, SF 9 MIN | 0-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -12

He looked a lot like a player a team would be willing to trade for cap relief tonight.

Thaddeus Young, F 24 MIN | 4-10 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 14 PTS | -11

The one 76er who consistently attacked the rim.  Alright, occasionally attacked it.

Jodie Meeks, G 25 MIN | 1-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 PTS | -13

After the best game of his career, what an encore.  It’s like if Francis Ford Coppola followed up Godfather with Hudson Hawk.

Lavoy Allen, PF 4 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -6

Whatever.

Nikola Vucevic, C 9 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -19

Whatever.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw

  1. On PTI yesterday, Kornheiser and Wilbon devoted a segment to the possibility that Kentucky could beat the Wizards in an individual game. The same Wizards team that just beat the Sixers by 21. The same Wizards that shot 48.3 percent.
  2. This was the worst loss of the season. It isn’t close. And small sample kvetching aside—and the fact that really bad teams sometimes beat really good teams for reasons no more meaningful or complex than random chance is something I’m clinging to closely at the moment—it was a gut punch thing to watch. Tied for first place with the resurgent, insurgent, Celtics, and on the road against the second worst team in the NBA—the stakes high and the competition low—the Sixers delivered an absolute dud.
  3. After showing some promise on the boards in recent weeks, the 7-6 got crushed on the glass, 52-38.
  4. Cartier Martin and Kevin Seraphin. Remember them? Me neither. Not only are they professional basketball players, but they just scorched the Sixers for 34 points.
  5. The Sixers, for the first time since Dec. 28, are not in first place in the Atlantic Division.
  6. March ends tomorrow night. For the Sixers at least, it came in like a lion and out like a lamb.

 
 
 

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