12/19/12 10:04 am EST
|Evan Turner, PG 38 MIN | 7-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 5 AST | 17 PTS | -3
Honestly I don’t know what to think about this kid’s play anymore. One minute his play is stellar play — 5 straight points and 10 overall in 1st Q — and the next minute you want to bench the kid — in the 4th Q he had a stretch where he missed an ill-advised FG; then had a TO; next he air balled a 3PA and followed that up by dribbling the shot clock out. I’ll have more in depth thoughts on Turner after the jump.
|Thaddeus Young, PF 37 MIN | 5-13 FG | 2-4 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | -14
After a slow start (0-5 on FGAs), Thad recovered to have a decent game. His solid 3rd Q kept the Sixers in this game. However he had significant trouble on the defensive end of the floor vs. DAL.
|Kwame Brown, C 19 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -9
Again, I am grading this on “The Kwame Curve”, so 7 rebs in 19 minutes is just a sick outing for this guy. Still the smooth dime from Wayns that he blew in the 2nd Q drove me crazy and Kaman abused him.
|Jason Richardson, SF 30 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 11 PTS | +7
Sooner or later J-Rich going to find his stroke, right? It amazes me how hard it is for career jump shooters to score when they have to create their own shots like Jason is being forced to do this year. Still he hits two shot clock buzzer beaters that bailed the 7-6 out and he provided some defensive presence on Mayo in the 2nd half, so not a terrible night.
|Nick Young, SG 24 MIN | 3-6 FG | 1-1 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -9
He had a 4-point play and scored 6 straight in the 1st Q…That’s about all he did last night. His defensive effort on Mayo was pathetic
|Lavoy Allen, PF 6 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +6
Not sure what he has done wrong, to apparently end up in the Do(u)g-house, but the Sixers could have used him on the floor last night.
|Dorell Wright, SF 30 MIN | 8-18 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 25 PTS | -7
This is the D-Wright I was looking for when we acquired this guy. I even thought he did a decent job of taking the ball to the cup last night. He kept the Sixers in this game all by himself in the late 4th Q and if we can get efforts like this more frequently from Wright, this team could do some damage when Holiday gets back.
|Spencer Hawes, C 27 MIN | 5-7 FG | 8-8 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 18 PTS | +4
A very solid night from Spencer. I love that he got to the FT line 8 times and knocked all of those freebies down. His 10 straight in the 4th kept the Sixers alive in this one. However his help defense on Mayo (Blew by Hawes 2x) and his man-to-man on Kaman in the final minutes was brutal.
|Maalik Wayns, PG 21 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 9 AST | 3 PTS | +2
I realize that his shooting last night was atrocious and that can not continue, but I thought the Sixers offense flowed much better with Wayns at the PG (more on this later). His behind the back dime to Allen in the 2nd Q capped off a 9-2 run. And when DC put him at the point with 3:55 in the game, he (w/ a lot of help from Wright) pushed the Sixers to make this game entertaining down the stretch.
|Royal Ivey, PG 4 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -3
|Damien Wilkins, SG 5 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -9
I would like to have seen DC give Wilkins a chance to guard Mayo for a longer stretch.
|Jrue Holiday, PG DNP SPRAINED LEFT FOOT MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS |
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After the Jump, Six Things We Saw