11/18/12 9:18 pm EST
|Thaddeus Young, SF 37 MIN | 3-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | +1
Thad had his hands full with Anderson Varejao and was invisible for most of the night. Next to Detroit, his worst performance so far.
|Evan Turner, SG 40 MIN | 8-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 9 AST | 19 PTS | +10
Wow. Just a superlative performance by ET. His shot was falling early (he was 5-of-7 at the half ), and as it often does, it galvanized him. He chipped in six rebounds (all in the second half) and a career high nine-assists.
|Kwame Brown, C 9 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -8
“Kwame Brown is just a big body” I think I remember Mark Zumoff tossing off at some point. That was the best you could say about him tonight.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 37 MIN | 6-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 9 AST | 14 PTS | +5
From the first quarter onward, Jrue scored 11 points with six assists against a single turnover and held Kyrie Irving to two points on 1-of-8 shooting. He was, obviously, tremendous defensively. His strip of Kyrie with 1:50 left was the icing on the cake.
|Jason Richardson, SG 34 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 12 PTS | +5
Another very good, very balanced performance by the guy who’s been, so far, the best piece the Sixers landed in the Iguodala trade. Feels like it’s been ages since the Sixers had a consistent veteran perimeter threat, doesn’t it?
|Lavoy Allen, PF 22 MIN | 0-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 PTS | +12
After a pair of encouraging performances against the Pistons and Jazz (24 points and 14 rebounds in total) LA returned to form against the Cavs.
|Dorell Wright, SF 12 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -7
After an occasionally terrific start to the season (better than advertised defensively; intermittently explosive on O) Wright seems to have found his way back into Doug Collins’ doghouse. He’s played just 17 minutes combined the last two games after never playing fewer than 20 in the first eight. Someone please explain this to me.
|Spencer Hawes, C 28 MIN | 5-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | +9
Spence was an assassin down the stretch on Sunday, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter with a pair of blocked shots and a 3-pointer for good measure. Each time the Cavs threatened, he did something improbable and helpful.
|Royal Ivey, PG 6 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | +3
Everyone’s least favorite backup point guard scored just a bucket, but it was a big one. With the Cavs charging early in the fourth he scored a layup off an Evan Turner assist to push the Sixer lead back to seven.
|Nick Young, SG 16 MIN | 5-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 13 PTS | +5
It was falling tonight. Swaggy was in the midst of his best performance of the season until what’s been reported as a “dizzy” spell took him from the game. He scored ten of his 13 in 11 very good first half minutes.
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