12/10/12 10:35 pm EST
|Lavoy Allen, PF 17 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 4 PTS | +16
Allen, who’s sneakily been a force on the boards of late (he had 43 in his last five games coming in) continued his strong interior play on Monday; grabbing five rebounds with a pair of blocks in limited minutes.
|Thaddeus Young, PF 37 MIN | 9-13 FG | 2-6 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 20 PTS | +9
Though in the digital age there are surely better options available, in a pinch, you could set your watch to Thad Young. Despite banging with bigger bodies night in and night out (insert your own joke about your college roommate), Young’s been the most consistent Sixer in the season’s first 21 games. He was awesome on Monday. His eight third quarter points were, almost invariably, of the “Piston Rally Quashing” kind.
|Evan Turner, SF 40 MIN | 8-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 11 REB | 7 AST | 18 PTS | +7
The “Evan Turner is getting better” narrative continues to gain steam. Turner isn’t really great at anything, which is unfortunate, because it obscures the fact that he’s pretty good at everything. The jack of all trades posted an 18/11/7 line against a single turnover. Ants are specialists. ET is a basketball player.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 37 MIN | 11-20 FG | 2-4 FT | 5 REB | 8 AST | 25 PTS | +8
Jrue rebounded from a slow start to play what might have been his best half of the season in the second frame, scoring 21 after the break — including 12 in the fourth — to keep the Sixers afloat when they sprang leaks.
|Jason Richardson, SG 36 MIN | 4-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | +9
This is what Jason Richardson does. Pair of threes? Check. YMCA/playground/general backyard style veteraness? Check. Weird that he’s, up to this point, arguably been the biggest difference maker of all the players that traded hands on August 10. (This is almost certainly not true. Still.)
|Dorell Wright, SF 18 MIN | 1-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 3 PTS | 0
Doug Collins: Give Dorell Wright more minutes. Seriously.
|Spencer Hawes, C 32 MIN | 7-14 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 15 PTS | -8
The last time Spencer Hawes was not terrible was on November 18, so his not being terrible tonight was a very pleasant surprise. And the jump shot he hit in the waning seconds of the third quarter to reclaim the lead for the Sixers: very pleasant indeed.
|Nick Young, SG 18 MIN | 1-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -3
Swaggy, back in action, was unusually passive tonight. It was kind of…nice?
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