03/01/13 9:16 am EST
|Thaddeus Young, SF 39 MIN | 4-13 FG | 1-4 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | -21
I hope that last night’s shooting woes were just a matter of Thad still getting himself back into game shape. Thad was also noticeably late on several weak-side rotations.
|Evan Turner, SF 39 MIN | 6-16 FG | 0-1 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 12 PTS | -8
I honestly don’t know what to write about “The Enigma” anymore. Turner comes out on fire — 5-7 in the 1st Q and then outside of a nice alley-oop to Moultrie in the 2nd Q, he just disappears. He continues to pound the ball into the floor until late in the shot clock (more on this later). One sequence in the 4th drove me nuts…After jacking and missing a wing 3PA, the Bulls grabbed the rebound and set up their half court offense down the other end. Long story short, Turner is late on a rotation and then weakly fouls Noah on a lay-in for an AND 1. At the time of the ill-advised 3PA, the Sixers had a chance to cut the Bulls lead to 6 or 7 and instead ended up down 12 after Noah’s FT.
|Spencer Hawes, C 37 MIN | 7-18 FG | 6-6 FT | 15 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 20 PTS | -6
Hawes recovered from a horrible start offensively to post a double-double. Still he got absolutely worked by Noah at both ends and that’s all I or anyone else will remember from this game.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 41 MIN | 10-19 FG | 1-3 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 22 PTS | -13
Jrue’s scoring outburst in the 2nd Q (7 points) kept the Sixers in this game. He also had 7 points in the 3rd Q that helped the Sixers claw back into this one after falling behind by 16. So he had the offense going last night. However I thought he had some trouble guarding Hinrich at times and that hurt the Sixers.
|Nick Young, SG 27 MIN | 1-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +1
Nick is 2-16 in his last 3 games. Where is the Swaggy P fan club now?
|Arnett Moultrie, PF 7 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | 0
4 points in 6+ mins during the 1st half and DC can’t find any burn for this kid in the 2nd half. Simply stupid Doug.
|Dorell Wright, SF 25 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-3 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -7
If Wright could have knocked home his FTs, he would have gotten a better grade. I’m ready to try this guy in the first-five again as it is obvious Nick’s hot streak is over.
|Jeremy Pargo, PG 13 MIN | 0-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | -5
What the hell has happened to this guy since putting on a Sixers uniform?
|Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
I guess DC’s big, physical presence couldn’t have gone into this game and attempted to keep Noah off the glass? Money well spent…
I’m still recovering from the post game meltdown DC had the other night, so I’m going to leave this one alone except to say this…Perhaps no team has had more injury issues then the Bulls this year (Rose, Hamilton, Gibson, etc.) and yet Thibs has figured out a way to win and has never given the ‘woe is me’ comments like Collins has done this year.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last night…