01/29/13 9:27 am EST
|Thaddeus Young, SF 40 MIN | 11-19 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 4 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 23 PTS | +5
Forget about his tremendous stats for a second and look at the fact that Thad held Z-Bo to 4 points last night. I dropped him to an A- because of the ill-advised 3PA down the stretch and the fact that he faded away on that last possession when he should have gone strong to the tin for a lay-in and/or to get a foul.
|Evan Turner, SF 40 MIN | 12-18 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 7 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 27 PTS | +5
One of his best nights of the season and in the 3rd Q he was tremendous, but…(more on this after the jump)
|Spencer Hawes, C 36 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -3
I need more from my starting center, but as far as Hawes goes this was a decent outing vs. a much bigger front line. Still his defense on Gasol was pitiful.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 40 MIN | 9-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 10 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 18 PTS | -2
A double-double is nice, but he hoisted up too many jumpers last night. I thought he and the Sixers would learn from the NYK game, but I was wrong. His defense on Bayless also left something to be desired.
|Nick Young, SG 33 MIN | 5-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -4
A red-hot 1st Q (9 points) did not lead to a big not from Swaggy. I need more from my starting SG. But that’s something I have been saying for years now while covering the Sixers
|Lavoy Allen, PF 8 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -2
Anyone want to bet that Lavoy is dealt at the deadline?
|Kwame Brown, C 11 MIN | 1-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | +1
We have a Kwame sighting and outside of dropping two passes that would have led to sure fire dunks, he played well. So on the Kwame curve he gets a “B”.
|Royal Ivey, PG 17 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -4
A very solid night from Royal (with cheese). He was especially huge in the early 4th Q when he drained a 3PA and then had a steal and dime that led to a Thad slam.
|Damien Wilkins, SG 15 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -8
Last night the jump shot disease even infected the most physical player on the Sixers.
I liked that he stuck with the “new” starting five. I also liked that he got Jrue some extra rest with a 15 point lead in the 1st Q. I didn’t like that he rested the red-hot Turner in the early 4th. And I did not see any adjustments to slow down Gasol who was simply killing the Sixers.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…