Posted by: C. Smith
02/07/13 10:52 am EST
Indiana Pacers 88 FinalRecap | Box Score 69 Philadelphia 76ers
Evan Turner, SF 28 MIN | 1-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 2 PTS | -22

I know the Pacers lineup presents a number of match-up issues for Turner, but to be honest, I’m done here. Two words for you — trade him…

Kwame Brown, C 6 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -6

So he starts and plays respectable ball in the 1st Q against the very physical Pacers front line and then we don’t see him for the rest of the night.  What gives?

Spencer Hawes, C 34 MIN | 3-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -11

I like the 10 boards, but Spence’s flailing and whining last night drove me crazy.  It was obvious from the start that the refs were going to let them play last night. Instead of manning up and getting physical, Spence chose to continue playing soft and cry all night to the officiating crew.  My favorite Spence moment was when a bounce pass for Turner went through his hands, then through his legs and OB. His buzzer beater FGA at the end of the 3rd wasn’t pretty either.

Jrue Holiday, PG 40 MIN | 7-22 FG | 4-5 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 19 PTS | -12

Man was Jrue’s shot off in the 1st half last night.  He found his stroke in the 2nd half, but it was not enough to keep the Sixers in this game.  He did an solid job of driving th ball to the tin, but the 5 TO’s didn’t help much last night.

Nick Young, SG 40 MIN | 4-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -20

Last night was Swaggy’s first poor game since joining the starting line-up, so I’ll take it easy on him. Still, I would like to have seen him drive the ball to the cup a little more.

Lavoy Allen, PF 35 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-1 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 12 PTS | -15

Lavoy has found the fountain of hoops and I hope he keeps drinking from it.  It also seems he has finally learned to cut / roll / dive to the basket for easy baskets.  However, I’m not sure I want him firing up 13 FGAs in every game.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 21 MIN | 6-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -6

Hey Doug…What’s My Name?!?…Say my name b*#@*…

In his first significant tick of the year, Moultrie did well for himself.  I was especially pleased with the way he cut / dove into the lane on offense and made himself available for easy hoops.  By my count he had 3 bunny slams in this game.

Dorell Wright, SF 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | +2

After a slow start (1-3 on 3PAs) this turned into a very solid all-around night for Wright who should start seeing a lot more burn with J-Rich done for the season.  Wright made the play of the night in the 2nd Q…after blocking Hansbrough’s shot at the defensive end, he went down the floor and threw a no-look alley-oop pass to Moultrie for a slam.

Royal Ivey, PG 6 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -5

Just more evidence that the Sixers still need a viable back-up PG

Jason Richardson, SG DNP LEFT KNEE INJURY MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

According to Yahoo Sports, stick a fork in him…J-Rich is done for the year.

Doug Collins

This team was not ready to go last night at all. He has to be held partially responsible for that item.  I also didn’t like that Wilkins saw no action last night vs. the very physical Pacers.  Finally, he gave 28 mins to Turner who was simply lost last night and that was obvious from the very start.

After the Jump, Six Things we Saw Last Night…

1.  The run of hot starts for the Sixers “new” starting lineup came to a crashing halt last night.  The 7-6 shot 3-15 to start the game and had a stretch in which they went 4+ mins without a FG.  The 1st Q was extremely physical and the refs swallowed their whistles.  The result was that the teams combined for 33 points and shot 28.6 percent (16 for 56) in the first quarter

2.  It’s amazing to me that a young, rested team can come out sooo flat vs. a Pacers team that was playing its third game in three nights.  There is no excuse for that…NONE!

3.  As ugly as the 1st Q was in this game, the 3rd Q was not much better.  Indy opened the Q with a 9-0 run, but after that it was brutal.  The Sixers could not buy a basket in the Q and only had 4 points at the 5:11 mark and 14 overall.  The teams had a combined 9-26 stretch during the 3rd.

4.  I know IND is a very physical team and the Sixers offense isn’t great, so I expected this game to be on the ugly side, but the refs turned last night’s game into a disgrace.  The officials set a tone early that they were going to let these teams go at it and the result was some of the ugliest NBA basketball I have seen all year.  The first foul call to go the Sixers way finally came at the 9:25 mark of the 2nd Q.  Not cryin’…just sayin’ that refs mailed it in last night (both ways).

5.  The Sixers got 33 points from their bench (IND got 19 from theirs) and scored 44 points in the paint (IND scored 28), but only attempted 7 FTS (IND shot 25).

6.  In the 6 quarters that Thad has missed thus far because of his strained hammy, the Sixers have scored 105 points total.


12 Responses to “GM 48: (PUKE) RAPID REACTS”

  1. Steve Toll
    7. February 2013 at 11:59

    Lotta things to LOL today, not sure where to start….

    32nd lowest point total last night in the 5024 games of 76er history

    Jeremy Pargo, who lit Jrue up for 28/5/5 back in November, just got a 10 Day Contract….

    Jrue got outplayed again, which continues to happen more often that not.

    Evan Turner, still horrible, somewhere Jeff and RobY are crying together

    Spencer was the biggest victim of the refs swallowing the whistles last night

    Lavoy Allen, NBA player

    Wonder if Moultrie hit up Ds last night and did anyone notice?

    Nick Young, you are so so so bad.



  2. eric f
    7. February 2013 at 14:28

    Was glad i fell asleep and woke up with only 4 minutes or so left. Indiana is a tough team but as usual sixers can’t beat too many good teams even at home. I was pissed that they weren’t giving out some hard fouls towards the end when the pacers were rubbing it in with 3’s even by hibbert at end. I would think losing like that at home would get them mad especially with a guy like collins coaching but instead they made nice with the other team after getting whooped on. not sure how richardson got an f if he didn’t play. Saw him and a bunch of the sixers at dave and busters night before game and actually asked jason how he was and he didn’t seem too bad. I agree with moultrie needing to get more time out there, they will definitely need him with the injuries and maybe this will get him more time even after thad and bynum if he ever plays.

  3. Steve Toll
    7. February 2013 at 21:01


    You have stated that “beating the spread” isn’t a worthwhile measure of basketball analytical ability. You have continued to display a lack of understanding of simple concepts, I implore you to go the way of RobY and peace out of analytical conversations

  4. Rob h
    7. February 2013 at 21:30

    Steve toll,
    You tell everyone they don’t understand things but you either don’t understand or roll right over everyone’s main argument. Your ignorance is compelling and hilarious and watching you scramble to post after every bad game(but not any of Thad’s, and he’s had quite a few) is entertaining. Not once have you ever proved a point, all you have ever posted is your biased opinions and claim them as facts using some garbage advanced stat that helps your argument. You never show all the stats just the ones that help embellish your asinine points of view. Keep up the entertainment moron, everyone at the site gets a kick out of your idiotic rants.

  5. Jeff McMenamin
    7. February 2013 at 21:39


    I said…
    “I’ll make a pick of who I think will win the game. I’m not going to pick “spreads”. Like I said…I don’t believe in using gambling terms to analyze basketball.”

    Just because I don’t believe in using it to analyze basketball, doesn’t mean other people can’t use it and that it can’t be useful. If every analyst was the same, sports writing would be very very very boring to read.

    My analytical ability broke down why the Sixers lost as bad as they did BEFORE they even took the court last night.

    You need this Steve…Skip to 1:00…

    It’s things like this that makes people tune you out.
    “Jrue got outplayed again, which continues to happen more often that not.”

    “Nick Young, you are so so so bad.”

    Jrue was doubled all night last night and Nick Young had his first bad game in 6 games and THEN you comment…Really!?!?

    You can’t explain everything in sports…If you could then lines/seeds/stats would always prove to be correct. Please tell me you’re not so dolt that you can’t understand that.

    Maybe you should spend some time here if you are…

  6. Jeff McMenamin
    8. February 2013 at 00:11


    Haaaaaa to this statement…
    “You don’t think that beating the spread is a proper way to “analyze basketball”. Funny you should think that when there is NO better way to just someone’s ability to analyze basketball then by their ability to beat the spread.”


    Commenters on our site have made a few very good points in the last 10 or so articles (including Rob Y regarding spreads) pertaining to your skewed viewpoints and you’ve chosen to avoid answering them to save yourself from humiliation.

    Please do us all a favor and either answer them or take your services to South Beach. You’re really good at “acting” like an analyst. Stop writing checks that your mouth can’t cash. You haven’t taken anyone “out of the darkness”.

    Just admit defeat bro like your best friend did…

    Rob H,

    Glad you know the truth. You hit it right on the nose…
    “(Steve) Your ignorance is compelling and hilarious and watching you scramble to post after every bad game(but not any of Thad’s, and he’s had quite a few) is entertaining. Not once have you ever proved a point, all you have ever posted is your biased opinions and claim them as facts using some garbage advanced stat that help your argument.”

  7. Josh C
    8. February 2013 at 00:14

    Ad Hominem:

    “1: appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect
    2: marked by or being an attack on an opponent’s character rather than by an answer to the contentions made”

    Sound like someone we know?


  8. Jeff McMenamin
    8. February 2013 at 01:26


    Rob Y makes good points and you ignore them…like you avoid mine…so you don’t have to face humility. It’s a cowards tactic.

    As he said…
    “There’s really nothing more that can be said about you besides that you are a joke. You should be fired from this site because instead of being able to respond to well-thought out comments and debate, you simply dismiss anyone else’s opinion besides your own, illogical fallacies.”

    Jrue is an all-star and his value continues to rise and Swaggy was averaging 17 ppg in his past 5 starts before last night (but the team was doomed last night). All you do is bring a negative tone and elitest mindset to this site. If that was your goal then congrats.

  9. Gordon
    8. February 2013 at 15:21

    Thank you jeff and rob the best parts of this page were not seeing steve toll as the author, Moultrie getting some appreciattion and the demolishing of the before mention mr. toll. This guy is repeatedly proven wrong and he just refuses to even acknowledge the question or debate was ever even there. Running and retreating is synonymous to defeat though in my book. The fact that all of his understanding of basketball is what you can read off of a spreadsheet is enough proof to me that he doesn’t understand basketball. There are always intangibles that make a player more or less valuable than what is on a stat sheet. Advance stats try to get as much of the game as you can statistically but it is almost impossible or no one would scout or even go to games they would just look at the spreadsheet and know the outcome. when i see some actually knowledge of schemes, plays, defensive sets, player movement could you even tell me if a player is out of position or not while watching a play in the game? These are some of the things knowledgeable analyst should know not crap off of a stat sheet. Most Fans can look at a bunch of stats and post the ones that help them argue but say something that shows you have actual basketball knowledge and then you can start saying how much you know. saying things like the long 2pt shot is the worst statistical shot in basketball so you shouldn’t do it isnt being smart it basic thinking, but then you have people like kobe, jordan, reggie, marjerle, mullin, and plenty others who made a killing shooting 3pt and long midrange shots even KD now has a killer shot so him shooting that long 2pt is crucial to his game because it opens the drive to the land and gives better floor spacing. 1 example of actual basketball knowledge i am talking about. but once again good job everyone but mr toll.

  10. Joe
    8. February 2013 at 16:58

    Steve also is yet to answer a question that I’ve twice posed to him:

    If you think DRtg is not a good measure of a player’s contribution on defense, why do you continue to cite WS and WS/48 in your articles?



  11. Oscar
    8. February 2013 at 17:39

    Steve Toll..HA HA HA

  12. Jed N. Cortez
    15. February 2013 at 18:05

    They will be without explosive guard Jrue Holiday, who leads the team in scoring (18.4 points per game) and is third in the NBA in assists (8.9) behind Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, because of a foot injury. Thaddeus Young is shooting over 53 percent from the field and both he and Evan Turner are averaging 15 points a game. Turner will run the show, but if the Pacers bring pressure, the Sixers will have to bring in another ball-handler to assist.

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