|Henry Sims, C 34 MIN | 8-14 FG | 6-6 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 22 PTS | -1Sims looked comfortable on offense, scoring efficiently and drawing fouls. He was 6-of-6 from the line and was a threat inside, but wasn’t hitting from outside the paint; five of his six misses came from 10 feet or beyond. Sims also struggled on defense, as the Blazers killed him on the boards.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 33 MIN | 10-24 FG | 4-5 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 24 PTS | -11Started slow but finished with a team-high 24 points. His shots seemed forced at times as he struggled to assist his teammates. Despite that, he took care of the ball (2 TOs) and led the team in rebounds.|
|Tony Wroten, SG 38 MIN | 7-18 FG | 6-9 FT | 2 REB | 9 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 20 PTS | -12Wroten appeared to be the team’s primary ball-handler tonight, leading the team with nine assists. He continues to attack the rim relentlessly but struggled in execution against the dominant Blazers frontcourt.|
|Nerlens Noel, PF 33 MIN | 6-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -18Continues to show signs of defensive stardom, but was clearly outmatched by the dominant LaMarcus Aldridge tonight. Noel did shoot the ball well with a set of fluid jumpers and a smooth left-handed, running hook.|
|K.J. McDaniels, SG 27 MIN | 2-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +5Wasn’t involved much offensively, but continues to impress with his defensive ability. He continues to show off his aggressive shot blocking.|
By the Numbers:
0 – Sixers 3-pointers.
Tweet of the Game:
Damian Lillard waits… and waits… and waits… and waits… for the Sixers to close out on him at the 3-… https://t.co/OAzTJOx4E5
— Dane Carbaugh (@danecarbaugh) November 25, 2014
The Blazers looked slow and sluggish at the start, and the Sixers took advantage.Philly’s defensive pressure forced 15 turnovers, including 12 in the first half, which gave the winless squad an unlikely two-point lead at intermission. But the Blazers woke up in the third quarter and quickly put the away. Not helping matters for the Sixers: Portland held a 52-29 rebounding advantage. Also not helping matters: Sixers went 0-8 from beyond the arc. Still, this was a moral victory of sorts. They’ll have a chance if they bring this same effort (and hit a few 3s) when they host Brooklyn on Wednesday.