04/04/12 12:26 am EST
|Elton Brand, PF 31 MIN | 1-6 FG | 6-6 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 8 PTS | -11
Not a great effort from the veteran. He struggled from the floor and, again, couldn’t do much to stop Chris Bosh.
|Andre Iguodala, SF 26 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 11 PTS | -9
Iguodala was in the midst of a solid, if unspectacular, performance when Mario Chamlers swiped for a ball he was holding late in the third, missed, and caught him in the left eye. It was a scary moment he didn’t return from, but Iguodala looks to be fine. They’re calling it an “eye contusion.” We’ll put this one in the Reasons We Prefer Watching Sports to Playing Them category.
|Spencer Hawes, C 33 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | -9
He had a few second quarter dunks and played a strong fourth, but since returning from injury, Spence looks more like the guy he was the first four seasons of his career than the one he was in January. Not surprising, but still a disappointing development.
|Evan Turner, SG 40 MIN | 12-19 FG | 2-3 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 26 PTS | -2
A very encouraging performance from Turner. He rode a brilliant second quarter–11 points on 5-of-7 shooting–to one of his best nights of the season. It was his second straight great performance against Miami. Something about the big stage seems to invigorate him, which is, obviously, exciting.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 32 MIN | 4-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 8 PTS | -13
One of those nights that makes me wonder what everybody, myself included, sees in him. He looked indecisive, and went 1-of-6 from the floor for two points in the second half.
|Lou Williams, PG 30 MIN | 6-17 FG | 4-6 FT | 5 REB | 5 AST | 18 PTS | +4
Some nights your shot is falling, some night’s it isn’t. Lou Williams shoots regardless.
|Thaddeus Young, F 32 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | +5
If the Sixers had gotten “Good Thad” instead of the guy who showed up on Tuesday, it might have made all the difference. Though he heated up, comparatively, in the second half, Thad struggled early to insinuate himself into the action.
|Jodie Meeks, G 17 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +5
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