GM 67: (REALITY CHECK) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
03/21/13 11:36 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 72 FinalRecap | Box Score 101 Los Angeles Clippers
Thaddeus Young, SF 25 MIN | 5-12 FG | 3-4 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -8

Outside of Hawes, Thad was out there by himself last night.

Evan Turner, SF 27 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -9

Last night was an improvement over what we have seen fro “The Enigma” of late, but still not acceptable for what he needs to deliver for this team each night.

Spencer Hawes, C 32 MIN | 5-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 7 REB | 7 AST | 2 STL | 4 BLK | 4 TO | 16 PTS | -13

I don’t like that he threw up three 3PAs, but outside of that a decent night by Hawes.  It’s as if Hawes is playing for a new contract, so he has reached down deep and found a new dedication to the game.

Jrue Holiday, PG 33 MIN | 1-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 2 PTS | -8

I’m simply stunned here…

Damien Wilkins, SG 17 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -14

Given Damien’s recent stretch of over-his-head play, I was hoping for more, but like the rest of this team, Wilkins had nothing last night.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 15 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 0 PTS | -18

On the good side, he out rebounded Lavoy in nine less minutes and grabbed 2 less rebounds then Hawes in half the tick.  On the down side, he was 0-3 shooting and that’s not how you earn more tick with DC.

Dorell Wright, SF 23 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -19

While there is nothing terrible about the night Wright had in LA, I was expecting his recent scoring outburst to continue.  I actually thought he was a little gun shy last night.  Ohh and his defense was a lil’ suspect.

Lavoy Allen, C 24 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -23

I’m not sure what is more depressing — the fact that Lavoy didn’t score a bucket or get to the FT line or the fact that he only grabbed 4 boards in 24 mins.

Charles Jenkins, PG 11 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -6

I gave him the A because he took advantage of the limited minutes he was given.

Jeremy Pargo, PG 6 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 0 PTS | -11

What would you like me to say here?

Royal Ivey, PG 19 MIN | 3-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -12

I know Ivey has been a legit threat from 3-point land this year, but last night it was clear that he did not have his stroke.  Instead of getting an short jumper, easy lay-in or trip to the FT line to kick start his jumper, he kept firing away from deep.

Nick Young, SG 9 MIN | 3-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -8

Swaggy did something to get in the Do(u)ghouse, but DC gave him a few garbage ticks in front of the hometown crowd and Young went out there and fired away.

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

I hope he had fun on the town with Swaggy on Tuesday night.

Doug Collins

I’m not sure how much of the blame does DC deserve here, but too many times this year the Sixers have simply crapped the bed and that’s what they did in the 2nd and 3rd Qs of this one.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw

1.  The 76ers came crashing back to earth in LA last night against a Clippers team that had after lost four of its previous seven, including a 116-101 setback at Sacramento on Tuesday night.  The Sixers had 19 turnovers that led to 24 points by the Clippers.  The 7-6 also shot 26% from the field, were -9 on FB points, -12 on points in the paint and -7 on the boards.  After the 1st Q it was not pretty last night.

2.  The Clippers’ bench outscored the Sixers’ reserves, 42-25. Maalik Wayns gave his former team a little dig by scoring 9 points (3-of-6 shooting).

3.  In the 2nd Q the Clippers made 60% of their shots while the Sixers went ice cold.  After halftime the Clippers simply dominated , building a 66-46 lead midway through the third.  Paul, Butler and Willie Green scored six points apiece in a 20-10 run that opened the quarter.

4.  The Sixers will play at Denver on Thursday.  The Nuggs are 30-3 at home this season and are currently riding a 13-game winning streak.  Additionally the Sixers have only won ONCE all season in the second half of a back-to-back set.  We suggest you watch March Madness and forget the Sixers for a night

5.  “We want Nick Young,” was the chant heard in the Staples Center in the fourth quarter.  The L.A. native hid his giggles and eventually scored six points in nine minutes.  “That’s the love I feel being back home,” he said

6.  “We had great expectations of this season, and it was unfortunate Andrew was never healthy enough to play,” said 76ers coach Doug Collins, who exchanged texts with Bynum after the surgery in New York.  “I think he feels good about the procedure.  He wanted to play and he was very excited about being in Philadelphia.”…If I was Collins I would answer all Bynum inquiries with a, “Next question.” reply.


 
 
 

8 Responses to “GM 67: (REALITY CHECK) RAPID REACTS”

  1. freezer
    21. March 2013 at 11:46

    We should of kept Malik Wayns, hes definitely an nba player. Landing on the clippers is probably the best thing that could have happened for him though.

  2. Alex Hootan
    21. March 2013 at 12:23

    Tank baby tank!!!
    Thanks guys!!

  3. T. Martin
    21. March 2013 at 14:07

    Living in LA and disinclined to spring for Lakers tickets this was the one chance I had this year to see the Sixers live. Thank god the tickets were a gift I didn’t have to pay for. Jrue was suprisingly bad last night and CP3 was surprisingly physical. Hawes scrapped out his usual (of late) and Thad chipped in some high percentage lay-ins,and did his best to hold Blake in check but, other than that it was pretty abysmal. Turner rebounded well in the first few minutes and scored the first bucket of the game but he couldn’t guard Willie Effing Green or scrubs like Matt Barnes and Caron Butler guys who are too old for the D-League and would be buried on the bench of an elite team. Pretty embarrassing night for him unless you happened to catch Lavoy Allen “in action”. He was COMPLETELY lost and over-matched trying to guard Blake Griffin (or anybody else). The fact that he was on the floor for 24 minutes was just plain inexcusable. Twenty guys outscored him last night and nine of them did it in less time on the floor. Not easy to do. Not that Moultrie was lighting it up either but Kwame Brown would have been more effective. I looked up at one point with 8:26 left in the 4th quarter down 83-62 and this is what the Sixers had out on the floor. Pargo zero points and one assist. Nick Young zero points (he’d just entered the game), Moultrie zero points and 4 boards, Lavoy zero points, 2 boards and an assist and Royal Ivey 7 points (the only guy on the floor who’d actually scored) and nothing else.
    Finally with two minutes to go my 11 year old son looked at me and said disgustedly, “do you wanna just leave now?”
    my response, “yeah, I think I’ve seen enough”

  4. Jon in LA
    21. March 2013 at 14:20

    I was at the game last night. I had pretty good seats and could finally see the Sixers close up and not on a pixelated live stream like I have all season (Shout out to VipBox for keeping my connected!).

    The biggest thing I noticed was how soft Hawes is. I mean, I read all year about how soft he plays, but man could you notice it up close. Every move he does just lacks that aggression that you’d want from your big man. Gotta give credit for the numbers he put up, but he just looked so weak compared to everyone else on the court. Can we get this guy some MMA training or something? Maybe a boot camp with Sergeant Slaughter? If he could get some anger in his blood, he’s be a quality center in this league.

    I do think Collin’s mid season rant has helped he play harder. I just wish he had a beast mode switch he could hit.

  5. MattSg
    21. March 2013 at 14:41

    Gosh jrue looks like a p***y sometimes . Its like he gets intimidated by better gaurds and doesn’t even wanna go at them .. smh

  6. CG
    21. March 2013 at 15:53

    Am I the only one that watched Holiday get hard double teamed the entire night? They were playing him like he was Iverson out there and when he did get rid of it nobody did anything so they could continue to double team him, the fact that he only had 4 turnovers with how much attention he got is surprising to me.

    How did nobody take advantage of the fact that it was essentially 3v4 out there the entire night?

  7. Rob h
    21. March 2013 at 23:36

    Que Steve toll bashing jrue…. I’m sure he forgot already who has been the single biggest reason they won the past couple games.

  8. T. Martin
    22. March 2013 at 22:16

    CG is right. I was shocked how often they doubled Holiday and yet there wasn’t a real sense of urgency by anybody in a Sixers jersey to help him out. It was smart for the Clippers to apply so much pressure on him simply because they weren’t afraid of anybody else on the floor beating them.

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