GM 78: (B2B TANKS) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
04/11/13 9:31 am EST
Atlanta Hawks 124 FinalRecap | Box Score 101 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 32 MIN | 14-20 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 28 PTS | -16

After what was probably his worst performance ever against Brooklyn, #21 recovered nicely with an outstanding night at the WFC.  Thad scored 10 straight in the late 2nd Q and that was the only thing keeping the Sixers remotely close in this one.  Thad was ridiculous in the 1st half — 22 points on 11-of-16 from the field.  It was the most points scored in a half by any Sixer this season.  He was the only Sixer who looked like he remotely cared about this game.

Evan Turner, SF 39 MIN | 4-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 9 PTS | -13

“The Enigma” didn’t shoot the ball well and he turned the rock over 5 times.  The scary part is he’s not rebounding the ball either right now, so I question if he has any value at all when he plays like he did last night.  5 of his 9 points came in the 4th Q when this game was long over.

Spencer Hawes, C 25 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -10

The last two games have proven why the Sixers won’t be able to trade Spencer for a bucket of Gatorade this off-season.

Jrue Holiday, PG 27 MIN | 4-14 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 12 PTS | -19

It’s no secret that Jrue is struggling with his shot, but his assist to turnover ratio (1:5) was deplorable last night.

Damien Wilkins, SG 23 MIN | 0-7 FG | 6-6 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -9

Four points (from the FT line) in the 1st Q and then nothing…You know the tank is on when DW has a night like this one…

Arnett Moultrie, PF 22 MIN | 3-5 FG | 1-1 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -7

With five points in the 2nd Q, Moultrie helped Thad keep the Sixers in this game prior to the half. Despite showing that he was one of only two Sixers who came to compete last night, Collins held #5 to 22 minutes.  UNREAL

Dorell Wright, SF 26 MIN | 4-9 FG | 5-5 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | -16

Don’t let the stat line fool you…10 of Wright’s 15 points came in the garbage time filled 4th Q.

Lavoy Allen, C 12 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -15

If Fran Dunphy and Doug Collins can’t find a way to reach this guy, who can?

Nick Young, SG 26 MIN | 6-9 FG | 4-5 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -7

Swaggy does one thing well — score the rock — and for the second straight game he did a bunch of that in garbage time.

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

Photo op: Sunday may be your last chance to witness Kwame riding the pine for the Sixers at the WFC — make sure you have your cameras ready.

Doug Collins

“We so used to value the ball,” Collins said post game. “We led the league last year in fewest turnovers. Too many times I look down and I see too many points off turnovers. We were minus-12 [in points off turnovers] tonight. If we’re down in that stat, chances are we’re not going to win the game. That’s a real barometer for our team.” DC — didn’t you have a major role is assembling this turnover prone roster?!?

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…

1.  I’m not blaming last night’s tank job on Spencer Hawes, but I would like to use him as an example of the terrible effort the Sixers have given the last two nights.  In the 12 games leading up to Tuesday night’s contest in Brooklyn, Spence averaged 15.7 ppg. and 10.8 rpg.  In these last two pathetic runs, Hawes has posted 12 points and 12 rebounds — TOTAL !!!!

2.  Holiday struggled again last night with his, going 4-14.  Jrue is now 17 for 65 in the past four games against Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami and Brooklyn and fatigue is obviously part of the problem.  He is averaging 38 mpg. which places him 6th in the Association among the leaders in minutes played each night.  Playing for the demanding Collins makes those minutes even more grueling.

3.  The Sixers fell to 4-17 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.  They have swept only one set of B2Bs this year.

4.  The Sixers committed 15 turnovers which led to 25 FB points for the Hawks.  Collins & Co. also allowed the Hawks to score 52 points in the paint and shoot 53% from the field.

5.  Thaddeus Young: “I wanted to come out and show that I had energy and I’m still trying to win games.  I’m focused finishing the season the right way and continue playing as hard as I can.”   We tip our caps to you Thad for a great effort this season.

6.  Kwame Brown did not appear in yet another game.  He now has 26 straight DNPs and has not played since Feb. 20. That’s $2 million well spent.

 

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One Response to “GM 78: (B2B TANKS) RAPID REACTS”

  1. Brennan
    11. April 2013 at 11:39

    Just read that the sixers are hoping for doug to quit because if he doesnt they are not extending him. Sigh life as a sixers fan full of promise then the.basketball gods say no and stuff like this happens.

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