01/29/15 9:25 am EST
|Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF 31 MIN | 6-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | +34 +/-
The 1st Q of last night’s game was the Luc show as he scored 8 points in the opening stanza to propel the Sixers fast start and huge early lead. IMO 14 FGAs is too many for Luc, but we’ll over look that for now. This guy has to be worth a 2nd round pick to a contender that needs a big who defends well and score some, right?
|Robert Covington, SF 25 MIN | 7-11 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | +22 +/-
In his last 3 games leading up to last night, Covington was shooting 28% from the field (9-32), so it was nice to see him rediscover his shooting stroke vs. the Pistons and score 5 points in the 1st Q. He also drained two three-balls in the 3rd Q.
|Nerlens Noel, C 29 MIN | 2-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 4 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | +34 +/-
After an pathetic effort against the NOP, I was looking for a motivated Noel to come out and play very well last night. He didn’t play badly, but Noel was not nearly as agessive as I expected and his stat line was nothing to write home about. He took only 2 shots and scored only 2 points in the 1st half when the Sixers put this game away.
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 35 MIN | 5-10 FG | 3-5 FT | 9 REB | 10 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 5 TO | 14 PTS | +34 +/-
I thought this was one of MCW’s best all-around games of the year (1 board shy of triple-double). He was under controll all night and looked to set up teammates. He did not force shots at any point in the game. #1 got the Sixers out in the open court early on and that led to a good number of easy baskets for the 7-6. The only blemish for MCW last night was the 5 TOs.
|JaKarr Sampson, SG 24 MIN | 5-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 13 PTS | +26 +/-
JaKarr got the start last night (never thought I would type that line again) and took advantage of the opportunity. He scored a career-high 13 points and grabbed a career high 8 boards.