12/22/12 9:22 am EST
|Lavoy Allen, PF 36 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 6 PTS | +10
I like the fact that Lavoy saw increased minutes in last night’s game (21.3 mpg over last 10) as I’d rather have him on the floor than Kwame. He did some nice things with those extra ticks, like the 2 OREBs he grabbed in one trip at the 3:40 mark of the 3rd Q. Or also in the 3rd, the help D that he supplied on which he tied up J-Smoove for a jump ball.
|Thaddeus Young, SF 40 MIN | 9-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 4 AST | 18 PTS | +23
He’s been simply amazing this year and last night he posted what might have been he best all-around game of the season. Two stretches of his play really stick out for me. In the 3rd Q he had a steal that led to a break; then he tipped in a Holiday miss and after that he drew a charge. The OREB play in the 3rd Q where he battled for the ball 3 times on the glass before grabbing it and putting it back in was also stellar. He’s now scored in double figures in 17 straight games.
|Evan Turner, SF 41 MIN | 10-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 21 PTS | +29
Turner is so much better when he is not playing the point. His stretch of play to open the 4th Q was fantastic — shot clock beating FG; slam on the break and then a beauty of a dime to Thad on the blocks.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 36 MIN | 5-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 7 AST | 11 PTS | +15
Jrue did a nice job of working himself back into the lineup without forcing things or trying to do too much. What a difference he makes for this team.
|Jason Richardson, SG 33 MIN | 7-12 FG | 0-2 FT | 8 REB | 7 AST | 17 PTS | +30
J-Rich got off to a fast start — 8 points; 7 dimes; 3 rebounds and 2 steals — in the 1st half and had a very solid overall game. His FGM made to open the 2nd half was huge. His beautiful post up, spin move and kiss off the glass in the 3rd Q put the Sixers up 10 and IMO was the knock out blow for the Hawks (even though the run by Louis got them within 8).
|Dorell Wright, SF 20 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-4 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 7 PTS | -4
I thought we learned in Texas that this guy needs more minutes and more looks. I guess I was wrong.
|Spencer Hawes, C 20 MIN | 5-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | +5
I thought he would have more trouble against the Hawks physical front-line, so this was a surprisingly strong effort from Spencer.
|Damien Wilkins, SG 4 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -7
If he can give us this production every night, we’ll make the playoffs (sarcasm here).
|Nick Young, SG 10 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -6
I’d like to see his minutes further reduced.
|Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS |
DNP — CD…That’s what I’m talking ’bout !!!!
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