GM 81: (L — YEAH) RAPID REACTS

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.

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