GM 81: (L — YEAH) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
04/16/13 8:56 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 101 FinalRecap | Box Score 109 Detroit Pistons
Thaddeus Young, SF 23 MIN | 5-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +1

Only DC limiting his minutes can keep Thad down.

Evan Turner, SF 29 MIN | 5-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | -8

“The Enigma” received only 29 minutes last night, but he still managed to fire off 13 FGAs and hit only 5 of them.  He was 2-6 shooting across the 3rd & 4th Q’s.

Spencer Hawes, C 31 MIN | 6-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -8

Thanks to a quick start — 9 points in the 1st Q — it looked like Spence was on his way to another double-double, but he came up 1 rebound short.

Jrue Holiday, PG 28 MIN | 7-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 14 PTS | -7

After he put up 4 points in the 1st Q and 8 in the 1st half overall, I thought Jrue was going to have a big night.  It didn’t happen.  Jrue was 0-fer from 3-point land and committed 5 turnovers.  Neither of those stats are ideal from your starting PG.

Damien Wilkins, SG 32 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +2

Wilkins surprising production has fallen off of late. But really, how long did you expect it to last?

Arnett Moultrie, PF 25 MIN | 4-5 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | -14

Well done kid…And just an FYI for DC, 25 minutes still isn’t enough.

Dorell Wright, SF 33 MIN | 5-12 FG | 8-9 FT | 8 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 22 PTS | -4

Wright put up 10 points in the 2nd Q and a 9 point 4th Q topped off a solid night in the Motor City for #4.  So, I have to ask, “Where was this type of production all year?”

Lavoy Allen, C 13 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | 0

Ugghhh…

Justin Holiday, SG 28 MIN | 3-9 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | -2

A career highs in minutes (28), field goal attempts (9) and points (11) doesn’t impress me.  Can we please find a reserve guard of true NBA caliber for 2013-14?

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

I am so happy that the last two stops on Kwame-palooza for this year are Detroit and Indy.  If it was Miami and Orlando, I would be furious.

Doug Collins

He gets the A+ becasue this was the next to last time I have to watch his ultra conservative offensive sets run by the Sixers.

After the jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…

1.  Detroit trailed 54-51 at halftime Monday but went on a 14-5 run near the end of the third quarter to open a double-digit lead.  The Pistons outscored the 76ers 33-21 in the Q.  The Sixers trailed by only 7 late in the game, but Will Bynum’s 3-pointer from the left corner made it 106-96 and turned out to be the dagger.

2.  Collins did not take the bait when asked about his reported resignation…”I like what this team is doing, and it is a fun group,” Collins said. “I told them that it is supposed to be great weather in Indy (on Tuesday), so we’ll take the day off, enjoy ourselves and then get together for one last good game.”

3.  The Pistons won the battle of boards 43-39; scored more points in the paint 50-44; got more FB buckets 14-7 and shot better percentages than the Sixers — 49% from the field (Sixers 44%) & 36% from three (Sixers 27%).

4.  Collins actually gave Moultire an appropriate level of burn last night and had this to say after the game…“I think Arnett is finishing on a high note,” Collins said.  “I think that is important.  Going into the offseason, it is important to know what you have to do to get better.  One thing we have talked to Arnett about doing for us next year is being a little more active defensively — having a greater presence around the rim defensively.”  Ohh my lord, just stop DC.

5.  Will Bynum kills the Sixers and last night was no different.  Thanks to a 10-point 2nd Q, Bynum was “The Microwave 2.0″ off the bench for the Pistons.  He scored 22 to go with six assists in just 25 minutes.

6.  Despite the loss last night, the Sixers are 6-5 in their last 11 games.  Those wins will come back to haunt us at ping pong ball time…The Sixers are now 10-30 away from the WFC.


 
 
 

12 Responses to “GM 81: (L — YEAH) RAPID REACTS”

  1. Geoff
    16. April 2013 at 09:35

    I’m just hoping Shabazz Muhammad somehow falls to us

  2. Steve Toll
    16. April 2013 at 09:55

    Rapid React Line of the Year…….

    “I am so happy that the last two stops on Kwame-palooza for this year are Detroit and Indy. If it was Miami and Orlando, I would be furious”

    Laughed so hard, I spit my Cheerios all over my Ipad

  3. Alex Hootan
    16. April 2013 at 12:13

    Steve,
    Looking for a job? I see frustrating here. Cool down bud. Also success of a Basketball team is not just based on numbers. It takes a lot more. That is why Sixers need a great coach here to succeed and not a Statistician. (No offence).
    One thought on Turner. Perhaps we can exchange him with Kobe and if Kobe cannot play anymore we make him GM.Or name the team after him!!!!

  4. Steve Toll
    16. April 2013 at 12:15

    Fake Steve Toll,

    I could never be a successful NBA coach.

    I’d be a top 10 GM from Day 1, Minute 1.

    The NBA system is pretty bad and its perpetuated by the people in charge who think they know best.

    Identifying good NBA players is easy with enough hard work and few teams consistently get it right.

    If you’ve been following me since my start here and read a lot about basketball, there is no denying I’m at gold standard bro

  5. Joe
    17. April 2013 at 04:22

    Steve Toll,

    You would be a dreadful GM. I could tell you why but you wouldn’t understand.

  6. Steve Toll
    17. April 2013 at 11:27

    Joe,

    Ahhhhhhhh. You are another hater who makes blanket statements and gives bs reasons for not getting in depth about those blanket statements.

  7. Joe
    17. April 2013 at 14:22

    Steve Toll,

    If you want to see what a blanket statement with a BS reason for not getting in depth about a blanket statement looks like, look no further than here:

    Joe
    11. April 2013 at 11:34
    Steve Toll,

    What’s the point when this is your opinion of defensive rating?

    “In what world is defensive rating a competent stat that anyone can refer to when attempting to quantify aa players defensive capabilities? You are implying that it is one of note. Fact, it is extremely minisclue.”

    COME AT THE KING, YOU BEST NOT MISS.

    Steve Toll
    11. April 2013 at 21:33
    Joe,

    This is that world. Not gonna give up too much free info

    COME AT THE KING, YOU BEST NOT MISS.

  8. Steve Toll
    18. April 2013 at 09:53

    Joe,

    I’m not gonna give up too much free info, and you’re an idiot.
    Jrue is wholly overrated, he borderline SUCKS. WS overrates his D, and I was trying to give him a bit of benefit of the doubt as to avoid all his fans having an episode.

    I don’t need to beat my head over a wall over something as obvious as Jrue not being good, he isnt and there is no point arguing to the degree, because people wont understand

  9. Joe
    18. April 2013 at 14:27

    Steve Toll,

    Why are you now getting cross about Jrue again? How is that relevant to the blatant inconsistencies that have littered your posts all season, which is what I am highlighting?

  10. Steve Toll
    18. April 2013 at 16:49

    Joe,

    Really? What “blatant inconsistencies”?

    You make one stupid comment which you’re wrong about and try to turn it into something that its not, and now I’ve been doing it all year?

    Go away

  11. Joe
    19. April 2013 at 07:48

    Steve Toll,

    All you’re doing at this point is proving why you’d be such an awful GM, but I’m not gonna give up too much free info.

  12. Steve Toll
    21. April 2013 at 01:51

    Joe,

    Go away, you’re obviously mad bro. You keep bringing the weakness and its sadd

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