GM 53: (LOWLY) RAPID REACTS

Miami Heat 114 FinalRecap | Box Score 90 Philadelphia 76ers
Lavoy Allen, PF 32 MIN | 2-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -14

After a stellar 1st Q in which he scored, rebounded, dropped a dime or two and set some nice picks, Lavoy disappeared.  What remains most disturbing for me is that he defense has not gotten any better since he entered the NBA.

Evan Turner, SF 36 MIN | 8-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 16 PTS | -17

Another roller coaster night from the enigma that is Evan Turner.  He came out of the gates fast going by going to the rim and hitting 3-3 in the 1st Q. He then missed his next 4 FGAs in the 1st half.  ET was also part of curious “small lineup” in the 2nd Q that provided little resistance for the Heat.  In the 2nd half ET started 2-2 on FGAs and then proceeded to go 2-5.  FYI…ET is now 0-for-his-last-12 on 3PAs

Spencer Hawes, C 25 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | -15

Moving on…

Jrue Holiday, PG 37 MIN | 8-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 21 PTS | -16

A very good night for Jrue that included only 2 TOs against one of the better defensive teams in the NBA.  It was odd to me that he did not attempt a FG until 1:47 remained in the 1st Q, but I especially liked the way he attacked the rim from that point on.  Holiday’s effort inspired this ohh so true quote from Lebron, “”Holiday is a great player, but he needs help.”

Nick Young, SG 33 MIN | 8-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -17

Yes he scored 19 points, but 12 of those came in the 1st Q and he had 14 at halftime.  Like a lot of the Sixers, Swaggy didn’t have what it takes to hang with the Heat in the 2nd half.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 7 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -3

So in 2 games since the ASB, Doug has given Moultrie a total of 7 minutes.  That’s a joke.

Dorell Wright, SF 32 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 17 PTS | -16

Dorell was determined to get his against the team that drafted him straight out of high school.  Some of the 3PAs he hoisted up last night were more then ill-advised, but he managed to shoot 50% so I guess we can’t be too critical.

Jeremy Pargo, PG 22 MIN | 2-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -13

Why bother signing this guy for the remainder of the season if you are not going to use him properly?

Royal Ivey, PG 8 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -6

For me this was 8 minutes too many.  Give those ticks to the new guy Charles Jenkins or Pargo.

Damien Wilkins, SG 7 MIN | 0-0 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -3

Garbage time…

Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

Do you think Kwame works out or gets some shots up after each DNP-CD?  Me neither.

Charles Jenkins, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

Sorry kid…Welcome to DC’s bench

Doug Collins

I’m not sure there was anything Doug could have done to stop last night’s lopsided loss, so I can’t blame much of this one on him.  But I am having major issues with his management of minutes. Hawes was awful last night, but Moultrie doesn’t get in until garbage time?  Same with Lavoy.  He limited Pargo to 22 mins. as well.  I also did not like the Ivey/Turner/Pargo/Wright/Allen lineup that he trotted out there in the 2nd Q.  The results for that lineup weren’t pretty.  And whatever speech he gave in in the locker room at halftime needs to be thrown out and never used again.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…

1.  The Sixers played respectable basketball in the 1st half.  Thus the game was exciting to watch because they kept the score close.  However, at no point did I have any confidence that the Sixers were going to give the Heat a run for their money.  It was like watching a vicious cat just play with a mouse for a while before getting bored and then ripping the helpless victim’s head off.

2.  During the 1st half the Twitter-sphere as well as Zumoff and Rose were heaping praise on Turner for what a solid job he did guarding Lebron.  What a crock of sh**.  LeBron was clearly in “get everybody involved” mode duirng the 1st half and could have dropped the hammer on Turner at any time if he wanted to do so.  Turner was lucky James had other interests during the 1st half.

3.  We all know that Sixers struggle to drive the ball to the rim and get to the FT line, but last night was a new low.  The Heat were called for ZERO fouls in the 1st Q and only 4 in the entire 1st half.  The Sixers 1st FTA of the game came at the 4:11 mark of the 3rd Q.

4.  Wade (33 points) was 12 of 14 at that point before missing a 3-pointer…In the 1st half the Heat went 18 mins without a 3PM, then thanks to Shane Battier and Ray Allen, made 5 in the last 5 mins of the half…The Heat shot 60% from the field in the 1st half and cooled off to 58% for the game…

5.  The second half performance by the Sixers was embarrassing last night.  They went nearly 3 mins. without a hoop in the early 3rd Q and only hit 3 FGAs in the final 4 mins of that Q…They Also only scored 19 points in the 4th Q…The Sixers have now lost 4 in a row and 5-of-their-last-6.

6.  Great pic on Twitter (@amyfadoolcsn) during the game of Allen Iverson hanging with Temple Owls down in Charlotte…

 

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