|Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 32 MIN | 7-14 FG | 0-3 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 5 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -17Thad was outplayed by Greg Monroe and had an unspectacular night, finishing with 14 points on 14 field goal attempts. He grabbed only two defensive rebounds and was harassed quite a bit in the interior.|
|Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 33 MIN | 5-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 15 PTS | -17Turner was relatively quiet other than his minor scuffle with Brandon Jennings. After a second-quarter whistle, Turner carelessly tossed the ball backwards and hit Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the face. The incident seemed unintentional, but Jennings didn’t take it lightly, picking up the ball and tossing it at Turner’s feet. Both players received a technicals.|
|Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 28 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -23Hawes was outplayed by Andre Drummond, who dominated the Sixers for the third time in as many games this season. Drummond’s stat line: 22 points (10-11), 14 rebounds, five blocks, 23 minutes (!).|
|Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 35 MIN | 8-19 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 6 TO | 18 PTS | -11He jumped into the starting lineup at the last second to replace the injured Michael Carter-Williams, and as expected, he was inefficient (8-19) and turnover-prone (6).|
|Elliot Williams, SG Shot Chart 24 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-3 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | 0Williams was a scoring spark off the bench, hitting a team-high three 3-pointers, but he didn’t do much else outside of his 15 points. At one point in the second quarter, TV viewers got to hear a teammate of his shout “Weakside Elliot! … ELLIOT!!”|
By the Numbers
- 40. The Pistons’ free-throw attempts. They only shot 60 percent..
- 23. Detroit’s offensive boards. Drummond had six while Josh Smith and Greg Monroe each had four.
- 35. Combined number of turnovers for both teams. Sloppy basketball.
Tweet of the Game
Drummond played 24 minutes tonight: 22 points, 14 boards, 5 blocks. Nice numbers, huh?
— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 2, 2014
This one wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day, Sixers fans will be happier with this loss than Pistons fans will be with the win. Detroit (19-27) is stuck in purgatory after some questionable off-season moves by Joe Dumars, presumably to try and save his job.
In other news: Dewayne Dedmon’s second 10-day contract expires tomorrow. He’s made the most out of his minutes and I personally would like to see him on the roster for the rest of the season.