02/10/13 9:49 am EST
|Lavoy Allen, PF 41 MIN | 7-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 22 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +18
Lavoy must have fallen into the fountain of hoops he recently discovered as he went out and had a career high 22 boards and put in 14 points as well. Lavoy was incredible last night. In his last 3 games he is averaging 12 ppg. and 11 rpg. Any chance this run of stellar play continues?
|Evan Turner, SF 40 MIN | 7-17 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 16 PTS | +22
A nice double-double for Turner that will hopefully get him back on track. ET got going early as he hit two quick FGAs in the 1st Q and at half he had 8 points, 6 rebs., and 2 assists. He was on his way to an A+ from me until the 4th Q. After scoring 4 straight for the 7-6 in the final Q, Turner got a little out of control. He continued to use his back down / post up move and missed his next attempt. Then he jacked up an 18-footer and missed. That was followed by a miss from 15 feet. He also had a iso-play FGA rejected by Mullens. That’s when I threw the remote.
|Spencer Hawes, C 40 MIN | 8-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 17 PTS | +5
I’m not a fan of the multiple 3PAs he continues to hoist every night, but Spence hauled 40 mins. last night and nearly registered a double-double, so we’ll cut him some slack. He missed he 1st two FGAs of the night — both long range J’s, but then hit his next 3 straight — all from around 12 feet or closer.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 39 MIN | 10-23 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 20 PTS | +11
Not the most efficient scoring night for Jrue, but a I really liked the way Jrue took the ball to the tin consistently last night. His 8 4th Q points were big in sealing this one for the Sixers and the backdoor cut for a lay-in he executed with the help of Pargo was a beauty.
|Nick Young, SG 19 MIN | 2-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +14
Foul trouble led to an awful night for Swaggy. I am bit concerned here because that’s two sub-par outing in a row for Nick. It didn;’t matter last night because of Pargo, but I’d like to see Nick get back on track.
|Arnett Moultrie, PF 14 MIN | 1-3 FG | 1-3 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -1
I know Lavoy was on fire last night and Spence was solid, but Arnett has shown he deserves more minutes, so let’s give them to him DC. The pick-n-roll he had for an AND 1 in the 3rd Q was a great basketball play. However he’ll need to work on those FTs.
|Dorell Wright, SF 18 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -11
Wright is paid to make jumpers and last night he did not do that at all.
|Jeremy Pargo, PG 29 MIN | 4-9 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -3
Pargo had one practice with the Sixers before last night’s game. Apparently that’s all he needed. Pargo delivered in a big way for the Sixers with his dribble drives and passing ability. DC liked what he saw so much that Pargo played almost the entire 4th Q. This is what a real back-up PG looks like…
|Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
The problem here is that he’ll have to play some minutes if we have any hope of moving Kwame at the deadline.
I like that he rode the hot hands last night — Lavoy, Spence and Pargo — to victory. I also thought it was a smart move to just let Pargo play this game out. A lot of coaches would not have had the guts to keep him in the game after only 1 practice. I didn’t like that he allowed Turner to take over the offense on the early 4th Q.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw…