03/26/12 10:06 am EST
|Elton Brand, PF 24 MIN | 7-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | -16
The “Ol’ Chevy” played very well and came just short of what would have been his second double-double in the last three games. However, zero trips to the FT line for a PF/C who saw 24 mins. of action and took 9 shots, is not a good sign for your team. Over his last 3 runs EB has been good for 15.3 ppg. & 8.6 boards per nights. Too bad the Sixers are wasting these performances by Brand.
|Jodie Meeks, G 26 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | -9
He got the start in Dre’s absence and played okay overall. Four of his 11 points came during garbage time in the 4th Q.
|Spencer Hawes, C 27 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 6 PTS | -22
Forget his Achilles issue, maybe Hawes should go back on the injured list until he finds his game. In the last two losses, Hawes has been simply awful and especially glaring is that he has been weak with the ball.
|Evan Turner, SG 36 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -21
Does anyone remember the last time Turner played well? He saw minutes during garbage time in the 4th and still could not score a basket. ET is averaging just 6 pts. per run over his last three games.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 31 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -22
Jrue got off to a hot start (10 pts. in 1st Q) because he was willing to put the ball on the deck and go to the hole. Unfortunately his shooting touch escaped him after the 4:43 mark of the 1st Q and he never scored another bucket last night. In the 2nd half he was a disaster shooting the ball. He began the 3rd Q going 0-3, including a couple of wild, ill-advised shots and he never recovered.
|Lou Williams, PG 28 MIN | 4-14 FG | 1-1 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 9 PTS | +3
Just a horrible night for Louis.
|Sam Young, SF 30 MIN | 4-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -6
We really like the way Sam took the ball to the tin and finished with authority. He clearly is not afraid to drive in among the trees and attack the basket. Maybe Dre could take some lessons from his new teammate.
|Thaddeus Young, F 25 MIN | 3-8 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | 0
One of the few “off” nights in an otherwise stellar season, so we’ll give Thad a passing grade. Still there is no excuse for missing those FTs.
|Nikola Vucevic, C 13 MIN | 0-2 FG | 2-6 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +8
This is what it takes for the promising rookie to get back out on the floor? A blow out loss in San Antonio. That’s sad Doug. Well, at least he got to the FT line, now if he could just hit the freebies.
|Andre Iguodala, SF DNP LEFT PATELLA TENDINITIS MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS |
So is Iguodala’s recent swoon a result of the knee tendinitis or is he simply tired and they dug up this old injury as a reason to give him the night off? We hope it’s the second thought.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night