01/05/13 9:44 am EST
|Lavoy Allen, PF 27 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -17
Lavoy started slow (2 TOs in 1st Q) but found his stride to have a decent game for the 7-6. However the bunny he blew on a sweet dime from Holiday in the 3rd quarter had me throwing stuff.
|Thaddeus Young, SF 30 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -13
It must be tough to play at a high level on offense when you are continually being taken to the weight room by opposing bigs at the other end. Thad had moments (see next line) of his usual high energy, but he looked worn out to me. FYI…That block (goal-tending call) he had on Westbrook in the 4th Q was amazing.
|Evan Turner, SF 30 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 5 PTS | -14
It was hilarious watching him try to guard KD.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 32 MIN | 7-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 9 AST | 15 PTS | -12
A solid performance by Jrue, but I thought he (and the rest of the Sixers) settled for too many jumpers in the 1st half. He had 3 outstanding assists in the 3rd Q and two dribble-drive plays that showed me he is capable of getting to the hoop whenever he wants, so he needs to be more assertive in doing so. There was on trip in the 2nd Q on which Perkins got switched onto Jrue and instead of going to the rim, Holiday settled for a three.
|Jason Richardson, SG 29 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 9 PTS | -10
It’s a tough assignment when you have to guard the nearly 7-foot KD and produce some points for this team. Which may explain why he scored all of his points in one stretch during the 3rd Q. FYI…I actually thought J-Rich did a respectable job on Durant.
|Dorell Wright, SF 25 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 11 PTS | -17
A couple of ill-advised FGAs, but other than that a good night from Wright.
|Spencer Hawes, C 31 MIN | 3-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 13 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -14
If his shot was falling, it could have been a big night for Spence.
|Maalik Wayns, PG 4 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -5
|Damien Wilkins, SG 4 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -6Ditto|
|Nick Young, SG 28 MIN | 5-12 FG | 6-8 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 21 PTS | -12
In the 2nd Q, Swaggy was amazing — 11 points on 3-3 from deep. He was also the ONLY 76er to get to the FT line last night.
If the Sixers played any slower last night (by design) I would have fallen asleep on my couch. Wait…I did. I’m sure he stresses this / works on this all the time, but DC has to figure out a way to get this team to the FT line more often, because it’s obvious this group won’t do it on their own.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw…