02/25/13 12:06 am EST
|Thaddeus Young, SF 36 MIN | 5-12 FG | 1-3 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +11
It was absolutely refreshing to see Thad back out their on the court tonight. Considering he played 36 minutes after missing the last six games and hadn’t appeared since February 4, you can live with the 5-of-12 shooting. Especially when the team was +11 with him on the court and he pulled down 10 boards.
|Evan Turner, SF 41 MIN | 7-18 FG | 7-7 FT | 6 REB | 8 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 21 PTS | 0
This was a very tough game to evaluate from Evan. A 21-8-6 is very impressive stat-line from him on the surface. He also drove to the cup with a purpose, hitting 7-of-7 from the line. However, his tech at the end of the first quarter was devastating and he shot 7-of-18 from the field. High risk high reward.
|Spencer Hawes, C 29 MIN | 3-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -7
It’s absolutely bewildering Hawes almost finished this game with a double-double. He played arguably his worst half of basketball in a Sixers uniform tonight in the first half. If only the Sixers had a big above 6’10″ who could take it to the rim with authority…(Or if only Doug Collins would let Moultrie play)
|Jrue Holiday, PG 44 MIN | 12-24 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 30 PTS | +9
Jrue played very well tonight. 30 points on 50 percent shooting from the field is a job well done. He also made the game interesting when he led the Sixers push to make it somewhat of a contest in the waning minutes of the fourth Quarter. Unfortunately for Jrue, it was too little too late.
|Nick Young, SG 17 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -2
Wait… Nick Young played in this game?
|Lavoy Allen, PF 22 MIN | 5-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | -4
Thad’s return to action and Jrue’s high scoring night definitely overshadowed how efficient Lavoy was and how soft a touch he had around the hoop. It didn’t show up in the stats, but the Temple grad also had some nice interior passes which setup Spencer and Thad for the charity stripe.
|Dorell Wright, SF 14 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -22
When Wright goes into each game not knowing if he’ll play 28 minutes or register a coach’s decision DNP, it’s kind of hard to realistically expect any relative production out of him. He’s arguably been the most misused player on this roster besides Arnett Moultrie.
|Jeremy Pargo, PG 31 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -5
Pargo played some nice basketball in his 31 minutes of play, but an NBA team can’t really expect to win when he receives that many minutes and when he’s an intricate part of your crunch time lineup. It’s intriguing when he plays with Jrue, but not overly dynamic.
|Damien Wilkins, SG 8 MIN | 1-2 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -10
Meh. Wilkins produced on the offensive end of the floor in his time tonight, but he’s supposed to be a defensive stopper and didn’t really do any of that in this game against Amare. Oh, and why was he playing at PF?
|Arnett Moultrie, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
Tonight. Moultrie gets an A+++++. How is this guy not playing at all? How is Damien Wilkins eight minutes better at the PF position than Moultire? How is he not playing if this organization ranked him in the Top 10 of last June’s draft class? This is criminal.
|Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
Only 28 games remaining until Kwame Brown becomes “Kwame Brown’s expiring contract” as well as Spencer Hawes. That would hopefully get interesting in the offseason, but who are we kidding with this front office?
|Charles Jenkins, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
Charles Jenkins is second all-time in scoring in the Colonial Athletic Association behind only David “The Admiral” Robinson. But, he’s behind Jrue, Evan, Pargo, and most likely Royal Ivey in the rotation. DiLeo said they will evaluate him down the stretch, but not if he doesn’t play.
|Royal Ivey, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
I wonder how Ivey feels whenever Jeremy Pargo makes a shot. Does he cheer, or curse under his breath? Or, does he cheer while thinking of ways to give him food poisoning before the team’s next game?
On Twitter tonight, people were debating if Collins has started tanking. That’s not really in his system. What else isn’t in his system? Using smart defensive units, playing potential-filled rookies and designing an offense that has some form of motion. Maybe if he wore a tie things would get better?
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