GM12: (Ellis’d) Reacts

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
11/19/13 11:03 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 94 FinalRecap | Box Score 97 Dallas Mavericks
Thaddeus Young, PF 31 MIN | 6-18 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | +7Thad did get a double-double, but he was visibly outmatched by Dirk Nowitzki for the majority of the game. He did have a nice fourth quarter where he scored eight of his 12 points, but his scoring and defense could’ve been used more in the early portion of the game.
Evan Turner, SF 36 MIN | 10-22 FG | 4-6 FT | 9 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 26 PTS | +9This was an incredible game from Turner. 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists is something that he and all Sixers fans should be happy with. He’s continuing to show his maturity on the offensive end and, if the refs in Dallas weren’t so skewed with their whistles, he would’ve notched an A. But, the late technical by Turner was a game-changer. The Sixers found themselves down seven with just over three minutes left in the fourth. They never recovered.
Spencer Hawes, C 36 MIN | 4-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 11 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +9I’m glad Spencer’s trade value continues to rise, but this wasn’t exactly a strong double-double performance from him. He finished on a couple sweet looks from Turner and Wroten…But other than that I’d like to see him be more active on the blocks.
James Anderson, SG 42 MIN | 5-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 14 PTS | +2No-defense James stunk up the American Airlines Arena last night as Monta Ellis torched him for 24 points…19 of which that came in the second-half. I’ll give him credit for hitting a couple late trey’s to keep the Sixers in the game, but he was otherwise a cancer on the court.
Tony Wroten, SG 37 MIN | 8-17 FG | 3-9 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 5 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 19 PTS | -1Tony Wroten’s been making the most of his starter minutes…I would’ve liked to see him take better shots however at times and knock down his FTs. There was one play in the second where early in the shot-clock Wroten launched an ill-advised three rather than setting up the offense. I loved his hustle and drives to the tin for the majority of the game though.

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FO’ with the FOES: DALLAS MAVS

Posted by: Philadunkia
11/12/10 3:07 pm EST

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent, the athletic, very deep and talented Dallas Mavericks.

This is going to be a nearly impossible game for the 76ers to win.  The Mavs are a very good offensive team with an arsenal of weapons.  As we all know the Sixers are getting better on defense, but remain a defensively challenged unit.  We’ll be especially interested to see how the Sixers bigs handle the Mavs 7-footers – Tyson Chandler and Brendan Haywood.  On the perimeter, we can only pray that someone in a Sixers uniform can keep a lid on Jason Terry.  “J.E.T.” has scored 20+ points in 3 of his last 4 games and is hitting 3’s at a 50% clip right now.  This game – the third in a five game road trip – could get ugly quickly for the Sixers if Collins doesn’t keep a tight grip on this one.

The Sixers only chance in this game comes with the idea that the Mavs could be looking ahead to their matchup with the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night.  There’s an outside chance the thoughts of playing the Hornets cause Dirk & Co. to fall asleep at the wheel just long enough for the improving Sixers to slip out of “Big D” with a very unexpected W.     

For a little more insight into the Mavs team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Rob Mahoney from thetwomangame.com to answer two questions on the Mavs from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this Dallas squad from an insider’s perspective.


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FO’ with the FOES: DALLAS MAVS

Posted by: Philadunkia
01/22/10 3:25 pm EST

This Friday afternoon edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent, annual Western Conference title contender, the deep and talented Dallas Mavericks.

This is going to be a nearly impossible game for the 76ers to win.  The Mavs are a very good offensive team with an arsenal of weapons and as we all know the Sixers are defensively challenged, which is putting it kindly.  The Mavs are also better on defense then most casual NBA fans seem to know, which doesn’t hold well for a Sixers team that often struggles to shoot the ball accurately  The Sixers only chance in this game comes with the idea that for the Mavs this is their fourth contest in a five-game road trip and fatigue may have set in.  Going back to Sunday January 17th, the Mavs lost at Toronto, won at Boston on Monday and then won at Washington on Wednesday night, so there is an outside possibility that Dallas is road weary and the Sixers could steal one tonight.  However we see it as a remote chance at best.     

For a little more insight into the Mavs team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Rob Mahoney from thetwomangame.com to answer two questions on the Mavs from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this Dallas squad from an insider’s perspective.


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FO’ with the FOES: DALLAS MAVS

Posted by: Philadunkia
11/30/09 6:40 pm EST

mark_cuban_01This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent, the deep and star studded Dallas Mavericks who are the foes for game two of this four game road trip. 

This is going to be a nearly impossible game for the Sixers to win.  The 76ers are short-handed with only 10 players available, they played and lost in San Antonio last night and the Iverson drama is in full effect which has to be a distraction.  On top of all of that, tonight’s opponent, the Dallas Mavericks are a very good squad and at 12-5, are one of the best teams in the deep Western Conference.  

For a little more insight into the Mavs team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Rob Mahoney from thetwomangame.com to answer two questions on the Mavs from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this Dallas squad from an insider’s perspective.


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