|Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 22 MIN | 0-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 0 PTS | -25Not an F for failure, but an F for fatigue. You could tell that Thad didn’t have much left in the tank for this one. He took a lot of leaners and fadeaways, and his shots were almost exclusively front-rimming. Hard to hold it against him after the stretch he has been having, but a bad night is a bad night.|
|Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 18 MIN | 2-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -11His night started with a contested jumper in transition, and it did not get any smarter from there. He got a nice hand from from the Ohio fans who once rooted for him as an Ohio State Buckeye, but he did little worth cheering for once the game started.|
|Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 23 MIN | 3-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -23Not a great defender on his best night, Hawes got worked by Anderson Varejao in this one. This was one of those nights where you wonder whether Spencer remembers that he’s seven-feet tall. Grab a rebound, big fella, they won’t hurt you.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 37 MIN | 13-25 FG | 5-7 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 33 PTS | -30A stellar performance and career-high scoring output from Carter-Williams, who was in attack mode early and often. There have been moments where he’s been a little overzealous as of late, but he displayed the right balance against the Cavs, probing the defense and resetting the offense when a good look wasn’t there. If not for his team’s disinterest in guarding CJ Miles, this could have ended in a fun battle with Kyrie Irving.|
|James Anderson, SG Shot Chart 33 MIN | 6-15 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | -11Anderson had himself a second consecutive solid outing, registering his most minutes since Dec. 13 against the Toronto Raptors. He was a little too aggressive in his defensive rotations, which hurt as much as it helped, but you can’t knock the effort. Curiously missed all of his attempts from deep, but didn’t sulk and attacked the basket to make up for it.|
By The Numbers
- 10 – The amount of 3-pointers made by CJ Miles. This is the second time an individual has made 10 threes against the Sixers this season, and the only time in NBA history a team has allowed that to happen more than once.
Tweet of The Game
The Sixers had no juice in this one. It was the team’s third game in four nights, and it showed from the opening tip. Even with the loss, it was great to see another great performance from Michael Carter-Williams, who continues to solidify his status as the league’s top rookie. Brighter days are on the horizon, folks.