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Jan 17 2014

Heat Scorch Sixers, All Is Back to Normal

 

Miami Heat 101 Final
Recap | Box Score
86 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF 32 MIN | 3-13 FG | 4-6 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 4 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -12It wasn’t for a lack of effort, but Thad couldn’t get much going in this one. Had a few nice hustle plays that helped keep the game close in the early stages, though once the Heat train got rolling he didn’t have much of an impact on the outcome. It’d be nice to see him grab some rebounds when his shot isn’t falling; the only thing he grabbed late in the game was a seat on the bench. (Ed. note: Burnnnn)

Evan Turner, SF 29 MIN | 4-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | -15Can somebody put this guy’s mug on a milk carton? After some over-dribbling and decent shot making early on, Turner disappeared. Fire up the AMBER Alert system.

Spencer Hawes, C 27 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-1 FT | 10 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -22Saying his shot wasn’t falling would be a gross understatement of what took place at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. Whether it was the missed dunks or the clunkers from downtown, Hawes had a rough evening. It wasn’t any better on the defensive end, where Chris Bosh bullied him in the post and exposed his lack of foot speed when floating out to the perimeter.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG 24 MIN | 1-7 FG | 5-6 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 7 PTS | -24The lack of assists is a little misleading, as more than a few open shooters blew opportunities to knock down shots, but this may have been the worst game as a pro for MCW. He was loose with the handle, and was punished by Miami’s swarming defense repeatedly for picking up his dribble too early.

Dewayne Dedmon, C 21 MIN | 3-5 FG | 1-3 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | +7One positive note for the night – the Sixers latest addition was a great spark plug off the bench, finishing in the paint at one and altering shots at the other. For a guy with limited basketball experience, this was a fantastic performance against the league’s defending champions. It’s nice to see flashes from one of the many development projects on the Sixers roster. Take a bow, young fella.

By The Numbers

  • 36.9 – The Sixers shooting percentage for the night. Gross.
  • 0 – the probability that Brandon Davies would stop LeBron James while guarding him late in the game

Quote of The Night

“You’ve got a lot of friends man, I’ve walked around Regal with you.” – Malik Rose

Tweet of the Night

 

Parting Shots

For anyone who hates themselves enough to have sat through this one, you’re a brave soul. The Heat got out ahead early and beat the Sixers starters into submission until Brown threw the bench mob at them. Despite a valiant effort from the second unit, Miami coasted to a win.

  • robbybonfire23

    I don’t want to get carried away, here, but, is Dewayne Dedmon giving the team an early look at what it can expect from Nerlens Noel? And, when this team is serious about winning, why cannot Dedmon push Turner out of a starting job in the front court, if Turner is still around?

    IF, and it’s a big if, IF Demon and Noel complement each other playing in the lineup at the same time, seems as though opposing defenses are going to have their hands full at both ends of the court.

  • robbybonfire23

    MCW and Tony Wroten “shot” a combined 5-20 from the floor. The bloom is really off the rose for MCW, he has crashed back to planet earth, big time.

  • robbybonfire23

    Evan “Tank-Job” Turner.

  • robbybonfire23

    What’s with Andrew Wiggins? Talk about falling through the cracks, in 23 minutes today, 1-5 from the floor, vs. Okla. State, with 1 assist. So, far, just seven assists in four conference games, to go with 17-43 shooting, a 39.5 percentage from the floor.

    NOT GOOD, draft lotto people. Yes, he may come around with experience, but I will say it again: “Athleticism does not always translate into ability.”