GM 44: (RELIEVED) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
01/31/13 9:26 am EST
Washington Wizards 84 FinalRecap | Box Score 92 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 34 MIN | 6-15 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +2

I have no real complaints about Thad’s night vs. the Wiz, but to my eyes he looked tired at times and lacked his usual ultra-high level of energy.  DC confirmed my suspicions in the post game PC when he described yungsmoove as “simply tired”.  He did however drop his first 3PA of the year (1-4 on the season).

Evan Turner, SF 37 MIN | 3-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | 0

The roller coaster continues.  Poor shooting night and in the 2nd Q especially the offense came to a screeching halt with ET at the helm.  Even Malik Rose was exasperated with the way Turner pounded the ball into the floor last night.

Spencer Hawes, C 38 MIN | 4-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 11 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -2

If his stroke had been “on” at all last night and he could have defended Okafor better, this could have been a scary good game for Hawes.  All I ask is that he continue to grab 10 boards a night.  FYI…the breakaway dunk he had blocked by Wall was simply embarrassing.

Jrue Holiday, PG 41 MIN | 10-22 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 6 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 6 TO | 21 PTS | +6

Not the most efficient scoring night for Jrue (21 points on 22 shots), but a solid effort overall.  The left handed dunk he had blocked back in his face was hard to watch as well.  Still Jrue was steady for most of this game and he stepped up in the 4th Q.  He scored the Sixers final 7 points.  He also ended the Wiz’s big run during the very late 4th Q with a FT and a FGM.  That combo delivered this game to the W column for the Sixers.

Nick Young, SG 36 MIN | 7-17 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | 0

Enjoy your moment in the sun all you Swaggy P lovers.  He shot 7-17 from the field (not awful) and produced a solid all-around game.

Lavoy Allen, PF 22 MIN | 7-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 14 PTS | +14

Is it possible that all the trade talk on Philadunkia yesterday inspired Mr. 500 to go out there and dominate?  There were two stretches of this game where he simply took over.  He scored 6 straight in the early 2nd Q and then did the same thing in the final minutes of the 3rd Q.  Any chance this production can be sustained?  I say NOPE.

Dorell Wright, SF 16 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +10

Considering he received two straight DNP-CD this was an amazing effort from Wright.

Royal Ivey, PG 16 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +10

He played some tenacious defense and handed out a few dimes.  I’d love it if my back-up PG could add some scoring to the stat sheet, but I’m happy with this from Ivey until we locate a legit back-up PG.

Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

He was probably exhausted from the 11 minutes of burn he received vs. Memphis on Monday night.

Doug Collins

I liked that he stuck with the “new” starting-five and that the team seem inspired on defense.  However I still cringe every time he put the ball in Turner’s hands at the offensive end and allows him to “direct” this team.  I also am not a big fan of the way DC has had the team wind the shot clock down on each possession while leading in the late 4th Q of the last two games.  This squad does not execute well in those situations.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…


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