|Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 38 MIN | 8-22 FG | 0-1 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | -3Young scored 16 points, but wasn’t terribly efficient doing so, taking 22 shots and missing five 3-pointers. He forced mid-range jumpers and was routinely beat on the glass. Happens.|
|Henry Sims, C Shot Chart 26 MIN | 5-8 FG | 5-7 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | -3Sims’ aggression in the paint is one of his best attributes. Whether he’s battling for position down low or crashing the boards, he’s always seeking contact, and tonight that led to seven free-throw attempts. He converted most of his looks around the basket, but at times was overwhelmed defensively against Al Jefferson.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 37 MIN | 7-11 FG | 9-10 FT | 7 REB | 8 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 23 PTS | -5MCW experienced success everywhere inside the arc, cashing in on midrange jumpers, attacking the rim, pushing in transition, and converting at the free throw line (9-10). Late in the second quarter he helped Philadelphia take a lead by scoring six straight, capped off with a steal and slam on the break. He was disruptive on the defensive end while flirting with a triple-double (7 rebs, 8 assists).|
|James Anderson, SG Shot Chart 31 MIN | 3-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -3Anderson never got into any sort of rhythm up against Gerald Henderson, going 3-11 from the field and 1-5 from beyond the arc. His only made 3-pointer was an off-balance leaner at the end of the shot clock. Save for that impressive shot, Anderson’s contributions were limited in his 31 minutes of play.|
|Byron Mullens, C Shot Chart 20 MIN | 6-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -1While he’s usually a black hole on both ends of the floor, Mullens didn’t obliterate the 76ers’ efforts offensively or defensively. In fact, for stretches, he did the opposite, sparking a 76ers run in the second quarter with seven consecutive points. He was also active on the glass, collecting four offensive boards and seven total.|
By the numbers: 9. The Charlotte Bobcats had nine blocks to the Sixers’ one.
Tweet of the night:
— Mike Sielski (@MikeSielski) April 13, 2014
No picks and no playoffs for the Knicks.
Parting shots: We didn’t get to see the Michael Carter-Williams-Kemba Walker duel we all wanted. Instead we got MCW vs. Luke Ridnour. Less exciting, but I guess it got the job done.