|Robert Covington, SF 24 MIN | 8-11 FG | 7-8 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 27 PTS | -12 +/-Covington’s offense was the only thing keeping Philadelphia in the game for the first three quarters. Just look at that shooting percentage …|
|Jerami Grant, SF 27 MIN | 1-9 FG | 4-6 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -16 +/-Grant had a vicious dunk after Noel picked a pass and hit him with a beautiful feed in transition. Other than that? 0-8 from the field in a relatively apathetic performance overall.|
|Thomas Robinson, PF 22 MIN | 5-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 12 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | -7 +/-Always reliable to rebound at a high clip, Robinson pulled down 12 boards and added 11 points in just 22 minutes. His energy was palpable on the court and he didn’t fare quite as badly as the other bigs on defense. (which doesn’t say much.)|
|JaKarr Sampson, SG 23 MIN | 0-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -17 +/-How many Sixers can shoot 7+ or more field goals and make less than 2 of them in a game? Apparently a lot. JaKarr Sampson was one that did a whole lot of missing. And no making.|
|Jason Richardson, SG 21 MIN | 6-7 FG | 1-1 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 17 PTS | -13 +/-Richardson threw it back to the old days, burying four of five 3-pointers. It really seemed as if he and Covington scored every other Sixer basket.|
By the Numbers: 34.8. That’s the 76ers field goal percentage on the night. They had players that shot 1-9, 1-9, 2-8, 3-10, 0-7, 0-3, and 2-7.
Noel update: Nerlens turned his right ankle and had to leave the game. Reports are that it’s a sprain, but it may force him out of the final three games.
Tweet of the Night:
If the #Sixers can’t get Covington and Noel going at the same time, they’re never going to win a championship. My column:
— Mike Sielski (@MikeSielski) April 9, 2015
Parting Shots: It’s been a long season and it looks like the Sixers are ready for it to end. They’ve lost seven games in a row now, including two to the Knicks and Lakers. Most guys couldn’t make a basket and the defense wasn’t even close to getting any stops tonight. Only three more games. When is the draft lottery again?