11/26/12 11:54 am EST
|Lavoy Allen, PF 26 MIN | 5-9 FG | 1-1 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 11 PTS | +2
A solid night for LA overall, but his bucket at the 9:24 mark of the 4th was HUGE as it ended an 11-0 run by the Suns and kept the Sixers afloat in this one.
|Thaddeus Young, SF 36 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | +11
I was expecting a bigger scoring punch from Thad last night, but with Holiday going off it wasn’t really necessary. His defense (along with the rest of this team) is still a work in progress.
|Evan Turner, SF 32 MIN | 4-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 16 PTS | +2
Poor overall shooting aside, I thought ET played a very solid game. I’m not sure I want him shooting so many 3-balls every night (career high three 3PM), but the one he knocked home in the early 4th was big. Of course he also gave me at heart attack with the missed FT at the end.
|Jrue Holiday, PG 39 MIN | 13-21 FG | 6-8 FT | 3 REB | 13 AST | 33 PTS | +11
Only two players in the last 35 years of Sixers basketball have put up numbers like ‘The Jruth” did last night. The other one was “The Answer” — 38 points and 15 assists against the Orlando Magic on Jan. 26, 2006. — and he’s headed to the HoF…Just sayin’ (More on Jrue’s night later).
|Jason Richardson, SG 34 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | +5
Obviously the Sixers need J-Rich to shoot better, but still a decent night all-around. His 3PM in the 4th that pushed the Sixers out to a 00-97 lead was clutch.
|Arnett Moultrie, PF 7 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -6
He was probably so shocked at getting playing time that he didn’t know how to react.
|Dorell Wright, SF 20 MIN | 1-4 FG | 5-5 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -2
Another effort by Wright that should help pull him out of DC’s dog house. Love that his FT shooting is automatic.
|Spencer Hawes, C 20 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | -3
An okay night from Hawes, but he can not fall off if this team is to succeed without Bynum. 20 mins of play and only 2 boards is unacceptable.
|Kwame Brown, C 6 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-1 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +2
My favorite stretch took place near the end of the third quarter and than into the 4th Q when Kwame air balled a FT; had his slam attempt blocked at the 3rd Q horn and then got called for an illegal screen to open the 4th (?able call).
|Nick Young, SG 12 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 3 PTS | -3
The FG Swaggy P hit in the 3rd Q was huge as it allowed the Sixers to keep pace with PHX. Other than that, he was a non-factor.
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