05/10/12 11:12 pm EST
|Elton Brand, PF 35 MIN | 2-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | +4
A terrible shooting night for the “Ol Skool Chevy”, who looked tired and his jumper looked flat. We thought a quick start by the Sixers would ignite EB, but it didn’t. He also was of no help keeping the Bulls off the glass. FYI…EB had 17 points in the last 4 games of this series.
|Andre Iguodala, SF 43 MIN | 7-12 FG | 4-4 FT | 4 REB | 7 AST | 20 PTS | +1
A huge 3-pointer, 7 points in the 4th Q overall and of course the game winning FTs. A nice moment for Dre who as we all know has taken a boat load of criticism on this site and in this City. Was anyone else afraid of what would happen to the guy if he missed those freebies? He would have needed a SWAT team escort out of town. His defense on Deng was not up to par tonight.
|Spencer Hawes, C 31 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 8 PTS | -4
An okay night for Hawes, but he still got killed on the boards. The “Hawes Hand Off” play needs to be thrown out. In the 3rd Q the Sixers had 2 turnovers and a missed long jumper out of that set.
|Evan Turner, SG 29 MIN | 4-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 10 PTS | -10
A weird game for Turner. He didn’t shoot the ball very well, but it always felt like he was on the verge putting up a big night. Of course the long spell on the bench during the 3rd and into the 4th prevented that from happening. His bank shot at the 7-0 mark of the 4th was huge and his defense (a lot of it on the Bulls point men) was stellar.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 41 MIN | 4-11 FG | 4-5 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 14 PTS | +7
Jrue scored 8 of the Sixers first 10 points, so we thought he was simply going to carry the 7-6 on his back tonight. However, he scored only 6 the rest of the way. He can’t disappear like that in the next round if the Sixers have any desire to advance.
|Lou Williams, PG 26 MIN | 4-12 FG | 4-7 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 14 PTS | +5
If LW could have gotten it going at all in the last two games, the Sixers would have dismantled this wounded Chicago team. Hopefully his struggles will not continue vs. Boston.
|Thaddeus Young, F 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 8 PTS | +2
Still not up to his the regular season MVP’s standards, but a much better night from Thad then he put up in Games 4 & 5. Thad made a concentrated effort to put the ball on the floor and go to the bucket which is exactly what Philadunkia ordered for this game.
|Jodie Meeks, G 6 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | 0
Capt. Streaky is now Mr. Irrelevant.
|Lavoy Allen, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS |
So your team gets slaughtered on the boards and your most athletic big stays anchored to the bench? C’mon coach…
|Nikola Vucevic, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS |
So your team gets slaughtered on the boards and a 7-footer stays anchored to the bench? C’mon coach…
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw