|Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 34 MIN | 4-13 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 11 PTS | -21It was a rough night for Thad. He struggled to get going thanks to stout defense from Cody Zeller, who was making his first career start.|
|Henry Sims, C Shot Chart 31 MIN | 5-13 FG | 5-7 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -28Sims continues to look comfortable shooting from 15+ feet. On the defensive end, Sims struggled to slow down Al Jefferson, who put up the easiest 25 and 10 you’ll see this year. In their next matchup, I’d like to see Sims body up Al, forcing him into uncomfortable spots on the floor. It was just too easy tonight.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 27 MIN | 10-18 FG | 2-4 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 22 PTS | -18The lone bright spot for the Sixers. MCW looked for his shot early, and was able to draw some fouls on Kemba Walker early in the first half when the game was in reach. MCW did work on the glass, leading the team with seven boards.|
|James Anderson, SG Shot Chart 25 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -16If only they were the Houston Bobcats. Anderson did not tally a point tonight. The Bobcats has vastly improved, but on a night when Thad Young was being shut down, someone needed to step up. Anderson could not bail out his teammate tonight. Disappointing effort.|
|Elliot Williams, SG Shot Chart 21 MIN | 5-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -5With Hollis Thompson making no impact on the game, whatsoever, Brett Brown elected to start Elliot Williams in the second half. Elliot showed some flashes, but by then, the game was well out of reach.|
By the Numbers: 15. The Sixers were outrebounded 47-32.
Quote of the Game: “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.”
― Albert Einstein
Parting Shots: This game was over in the first quarter. The Bobcats took advantage of a sloppy Sixers team in the quickly racked up a double digit lead after one. MCW had 18 points at the half, the rest of the Sixers had 20.
It was just that kind of night. Al Jefferson is so good at getting to his favorite spots on this floor. Cody Zeller did an excellent job on the defending Thaddeus Young. Young couldn’t get by him all night.
Up next for the Sixers, the Boston Celtics.