|Thaddeus Young, PF 35 MIN | 11-18 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 25 PTS | +10Young got in early foul trouble but scored some big second-half points. His absence was noticeable on the defensive end, with Lavoy Allen and Brandon Davies struggling to contain Mirza Teletovic’s 3-point shooting. His perfect shooting from beyond the arc was a nice touch.|
|Evan Turner, SF 47 MIN | 13-22 FG | 2-3 FT | 10 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 29 PTS | +5This might have been Turner’s best game of the season. He aggressively drove to the basket and shot the ball well, starting the game 8-8 and finishing it with the game-winning overtime shot.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 35 MIN | 5-13 FG | 5-7 FT | 3 REB | 10 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 15 PTS | -6Carter-Williams returned from his seven-game absence and provided a much-needed spark of energy. He anchored the defense and attacked the rim, getting to the line a team-high seven times.|
|Lavoy Allen, PF 24 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | -2His perimeter defense on pick-and-roll was lacking at times, but Allen had a solid performance overall, controlling the boards and giving Young a breather.|
|Tony Wroten, SG 24 MIN | 8-17 FG | 1-1 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 19 PTS | +1He bricked several perimeter shots, turned the ball over four times, and was unnecessarily aggressive at times. Just another night for Tony Wroten.|
By The Numbers
31. The number of lead changes.
Quote of the Game
“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A relentless effort for a Sixers team that was desperate for a victory after a seven-game losing streak. Evan Turner was brilliant at times, capping off the 29-point performance with the game-winning buzzer-beater. GMs, please take note.