|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
Poor Brandon Davies. Poor, poor Brandon Davies.
— Roy Burton (@TheBSLine) January 18, 2014
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.