|Nerlens Noel, PF 21 MIN | 0-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 0 PTS | -4I don’t know what to say. It was truly a bad outing. timid, out of position, indecisive, and ineffective. Mix in a little foul trouble and some calluses and you get yourself a disastrous night. The future is bright, but tonight was dark.|
|Robert Covington, SF 30 MIN | 6-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 20 PTS | -2BIG SHOT BOB. Welcome to the starting lineup Mr. Covington. Responsible for 28.5% of the Sixers’ total point output, Covington added some spacing and shot making. Keep it up.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 38 MIN | 5-12 FG | 2-6 FT | 6 REB | 9 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 14 PTS | -1Until he started forcing things late, this was ideal MCW (as long as you ignore the 2/6 from the line). He facilitated, made some shots, and there were far fewer positions of hero ball. It’s when he is expected to carry the entire load that his game suffers. This MCW can be the point guard on a good team.|
|Henry Sims, C 24 MIN | 6-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -11To put it bluntly, the only player on the Sixers bench tonight that looked like he belonged in the NBA.|
|K.J. McDaniels, SG 19 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 0 PTS | -16Until writing this report, I forgot that K.J. McDaniels had played tonight. With only one shot attempt and two rebounds in 19 minutes of action, McDaniels was totally anonymous. Let’s hope he can get back to his highlight ways against Memphis.|
By the Numbers:
25: The amount of points the Sixers scored in the second half. They were up by one at half, but you ain’t going to hold onto too many leads scoring only 25 points in 24 minutes.
Tweet of the Game:
Sixers bench is the Nets MVP today
— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) December 13, 2014
This was a winnable game, but, man, it sure looked like they didn’t want to win it. No more than three Sixers played a passable game and Noel looked like the rookie that he is. Sadly, with their next game against Memphis tomorrow, I don’t predict that he or the team will fare much better then.