|Henry Sims, C Shot Chart 20 MIN | 4-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -1I said it about Dedmon, and I’ll say it about Sims before his probably short tenure inevitably comes to an end soon: This guy can play. Malik Rose had a great point during the broadcast about Georgetown big men coming out of school with high basketball IQs (see: Ewing, Mutombo, Monroe, Hibbert). Sims isn’t as talented as those aforementioned bigs, but he’s smart and has a solid post-up game. He showcased that IQ tonight in his 20 minutes with some really nice plays inside against Stoudemire.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 37 MIN | 8-12 FG | 6-9 FT | 13 REB | 10 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 23 PTS | 0Loved Dubs’ performance tonight. He’s always aggressive and attacking early, but this time it was different. Rather than just mindlessly and predictably dart to the rim and bank on using his elite length to finish (which sometimes works well), he utilized his improving floater game to get his shot over taller defenders.|
|James Anderson, SG Shot Chart 35 MIN | 7-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 17 PTS | -8Anderson quietly continued his also quiet respectable post-All-Star campaign. He had a couple pretty PUJITs as well. He’s playing for a job next year (perhaps somewhere else) and tonight he played like he deserves one.|
|Arnett Moultrie, PF Shot Chart 14 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -2He wasn’t awful, but he sure as hell wasn’t good either. Mullens is now ahead of him in the rotation, so thanks, Doug.|
|Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 29 MIN | 8-18 FG | 7-8 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 23 PTS | -15I don’t think Brandon Jennings 2.0 – erm, Wroten – is capable of scoring with his right hand, or outside 10 feet, for that matter. But I’ll take relentless, attack-heavy nights like this any day of the week (eight free-throw attempts).|
By the Numbers
40 – The amount of days since the Sixers last won, on Jan. 29.
Quote of the Game
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson
Tweet of the Game
Being a 76ers fan: Everything’s supposed to suck, so a great OTO play to end a half in which you give up 61 pts is unalloyed awesomeness!
— Beckley Mason (@BeckleyMason) March 11, 2014
The Sixers next nine games: SAC, IND, MEM, @IND, CHI, NYK @CHI, @SA, @HOU. If the Sixers lose all of them, which is not totally unreasonable (in fact, it looks likely), they will tie Cleveland’s record of 26 consecutive losses.
With Milwaukee’s victory over Orlando tonight, the Sixers are just two games ahead of the Bucks for sole possession of the grand prize: 250 lottery balls. Hang tight. It’s almost over.