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Nov 29 2013

Missin’ you, Jrue: Former Sixer leads Pelicans past Sixers, 121-105

New Orleans Pelicans 121 FinalRecap | Box Score 105 Philadelphia 76ers
Evan Turner, SF 35 MIN | 9-15 FG | 1-1 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 22 PTS | -10We got “Good Evan” tonight. His shot selection was questionable – very Turner-esque, if you will – which was evident in his single free throw attempt tonight. But, it’s tough to complain about 22 points on 15 shots and 60% shooting.
Spencer Hawes, C 25 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-1 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -9Spencer’s rust showed at times tonight – his shot was off, and he struggled to create driving lanes with his passes as usual. He performed modestly, however, and put in whatever it was that he could, with some tip-ins and an impressive nine boards in 25 minutes.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 32 MIN | 4-13 FG | 1-4 FT | 2 REB | 10 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 10 PTS | -11His assist-to-turnover ratio came out at a slightly discourage 2, with five turnovers. He also struggled to find his shooting stroke and was torched by Jrue Holiday. Rough night, rook.
Tony Wroten, SG 24 MIN | 9-13 FG | 5-9 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 24 PTS | +2Welcome back, she Wroten.

Tony was brilliantly efficient tonight. He got to the line nine times, shot nearly 70% and got to the rim at his leisure. Brett Brown definitely took advantage of his renewed depth and split Wroten’s minutes with the recently struggling James Anderson.

Daniel Orton, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | Orton picked up a head-scratching DNP-CD tonight. He’d played well in Hawes’ absence. Not to mention, I would’ve much rather watched 20 minutes of Orton than 20 minutes of Lavoy (eek).

By the Numbers

Michael Carter-Williams is just the sixth player since 1985 to notch five 10+ AST performances in first 13 career games.

Quote of the Game

“As this thing unfolds, we’re going to take some hits and it’s going to be a test. It’s going to be a test for the city, its going to be a test for the team; we’ve forecasted this from day one.” – Brett Brown

Tweet of the Game