03/12/13 10:17 am EST
|Thaddeus Young, SF 36 MIN | 6-9 FG | 4-8 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | +5
Back-to-back double-doubles from Thad has a nice ring to it. It’s especially impressive that it came on the 2nd night of a road, then home back-to-back set and that it was an efficient shooting night on a rough schedule. His 4 straight points in the 4th Q were huge.
|Evan Turner, SF 39 MIN | 6-18 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +7
This was a much better night for “The Enigma”, but still far from great. 16 points on 18 FGAs is not an efficient night and 1-5 from deep is not good. He also made several plays in the 4th Q, including a FT lane violation and an ill-advised jumper early in the shot clock, that made me cringe. However, he had a decent 1st Q and the 3-pointer he buried in the 4th Q was clutch. Plus the board he grabbed at :48 mark of the 4th was key to sealing the win.
|Spencer Hawes, C 34 MIN | 10-15 FG | 4-6 FT | 10 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +5
I have said this numerous times over the 2012-13 season…It’s really a shame that Hawes is sooo bad defensively. Lopez absolutely killed Spencer last night, especially in the 1st Q (14 pts.) and that happens too often for me. I don’t love his “soft” offensive game and some of his decisions, but when Spence decides he wants to play, there is no doubt he can score the ball. Like in the 3rd Q when he went off for 10 points. He also threw in a block during the 3rd Q. If he could just give us 14 & 10 every night, this team would be a lot better.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 38 MIN | 4-8 FG | 6-8 FT | 0 REB | 11 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | +1
It was obvious that Holiday chose to get others involved early on in this one and then picked his spots to score. Hopefully this is the end of his shooting slump. He did a great job on penetrating the Nets defense in the 4th Q. FYI…including last night Jrue has attempted 8 or more FTs in a game only 4 times this season.
|Damien Wilkins, SG 26 MIN | 5-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +1
I tip my hat to Wilkins for his recent stretch of stellar play and the block he had on Lopez last night was tremendous. However I ask you, “What good does it do the Sixers to give a 9 year veteran who likely won’t be on the roster next year 26 minutes in a lost season?”
|Arnett Moultrie, PF 10 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +1
A great dive to the rim by #5 in the early 2nd Q for a hoop earned him nothing in the minutes department. Someone needs to have a talk with coach.
|Dorell Wright, SF 20 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 15 PTS | +6
A very nice 2nd Q by Wright — 13 pts. & a charge drawn — helped the Sixers grab the lead in this one. So where was he for the rest of the game and where has Wright been for most of the season?
|Lavoy Allen, C 15 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +7
Given that I expected him to receive a DNP-CD last night, Allen played well in his limited run.
|Charles Jenkins, PG 15 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +7
Jenkins took two awful 18+ foot jumpers in the 2nd Q. I threw the remote after his second FGA and cried out for Pargo.
|Royal Ivey, PG 7 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | +5
7 minutes well played.
|Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
Did he make it back from Florida?
|Jeremy Pargo, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
Isn’t this the same guy who hung 28 on the Sixers earlier this year? Didn’t he also score 12 points in his Sixers debut after only one practice session? Yet DC can’t find a way to get this kid some minutes. You deserve better Mr. Pargo…
I’m sorry, I know the Sixers got the W last night and that’s great (sort of), but this season is over and Collins needs to get on board with playing the kids who could possibly be on this roster next year. No offense to Ivey and Wilkins because they are playing well, but they need to take a seat.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…