02/07/13 10:52 am EST
|Evan Turner, SF 28 MIN | 1-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 2 PTS | -22
I know the Pacers lineup presents a number of match-up issues for Turner, but to be honest, I’m done here. Two words for you — trade him…
|Kwame Brown, C 6 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -6
So he starts and plays respectable ball in the 1st Q against the very physical Pacers front line and then we don’t see him for the rest of the night. What gives?
|Spencer Hawes, C 34 MIN | 3-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -11
I like the 10 boards, but Spence’s flailing and whining last night drove me crazy. It was obvious from the start that the refs were going to let them play last night. Instead of manning up and getting physical, Spence chose to continue playing soft and cry all night to the officiating crew. My favorite Spence moment was when a bounce pass for Turner went through his hands, then through his legs and OB. His buzzer beater FGA at the end of the 3rd wasn’t pretty either.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 40 MIN | 7-22 FG | 4-5 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 19 PTS | -12
Man was Jrue’s shot off in the 1st half last night. He found his stroke in the 2nd half, but it was not enough to keep the Sixers in this game. He did an solid job of driving th ball to the tin, but the 5 TO’s didn’t help much last night.
|Nick Young, SG 40 MIN | 4-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -20
Last night was Swaggy’s first poor game since joining the starting line-up, so I’ll take it easy on him. Still, I would like to have seen him drive the ball to the cup a little more.
|Lavoy Allen, PF 35 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-1 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 12 PTS | -15
Lavoy has found the fountain of hoops and I hope he keeps drinking from it. It also seems he has finally learned to cut / roll / dive to the basket for easy baskets. However, I’m not sure I want him firing up 13 FGAs in every game.
|Arnett Moultrie, PF 21 MIN | 6-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -6
Hey Doug…What’s My Name?!?…Say my name b*#@*…
In his first significant tick of the year, Moultrie did well for himself. I was especially pleased with the way he cut / dove into the lane on offense and made himself available for easy hoops. By my count he had 3 bunny slams in this game.
|Dorell Wright, SF 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | +2
After a slow start (1-3 on 3PAs) this turned into a very solid all-around night for Wright who should start seeing a lot more burn with J-Rich done for the season. Wright made the play of the night in the 2nd Q…after blocking Hansbrough’s shot at the defensive end, he went down the floor and threw a no-look alley-oop pass to Moultrie for a slam.
|Royal Ivey, PG 6 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -5
Just more evidence that the Sixers still need a viable back-up PG
|Jason Richardson, SG DNP LEFT KNEE INJURY MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
According to Yahoo Sports, stick a fork in him…J-Rich is done for the year.
This team was not ready to go last night at all. He has to be held partially responsible for that item. I also didn’t like that Wilkins saw no action last night vs. the very physical Pacers. Finally, he gave 28 mins to Turner who was simply lost last night and that was obvious from the very start.
After the Jump, Six Things we Saw Last Night…