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Jan 24 2014

Raptors Beat Sixers, Draft Is 152 Days Away

Toronto Raptors 104 Final
Recap | Box Score
95 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 32 MIN | 8-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | -6In an otherwise unspectacular night, Young took a beautiful pass from Spencer Hawes and smashed a one-handed dunk over Jonas Valanciunas. He dominated Amir Johnson under the basket at times, but struggled to find his shot from the outside.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 33 MIN | 5-17 FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -16The 34-point night against the Knicks was followed by a classic ET game. He was slow on defense, and his shooting was appalling, not doing much otherwise. He finished with a team-worst -16 point differential and sat on the bench in the final minutes.

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 34 MIN | 6-17 FG | 1-1 FT | 12 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -12He couldn’t quite find his shot, but the effort was there. Hawes hustled on rebounds, particularly on offense where he had several tip-in attempts. His passing was remarkable as always, and his defense against Jonas Valanciunas was respectable.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 35 MIN | 6-15 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 20 PTS | -9Carter-Williams was the Sixers’ leading scorer, but opposing PG Kyle Lowry stole the show, posting a triple-double on 7-11 shooting. MCW attacked the basket aggressively, (despite shooting only 37.5 percent from inside the paint) and made some shots from the outside. He got hit hard a few times at the end, which of course wasn’t pleasant to see.

Hollis Thompson, SG Shot Chart 24 MIN | 6-7 FG | 1-1 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | +11An efficient 6-7 from the field (2-2 from three) for the undrafted rookie. He continues to be a pleasant surprise, showing effort and grit on rebounds while even tipping in a couple of shots.

By the Numbers
12.3. Number of seconds left in the game when Brett Brown decided to call a timeout, down 104-95. No 10-point play ensued.

Tweet of the Game

Parting Shots
They played hard, lost, nobody got hurt. Plus, Malik Rose had a few gems (commenting on the Phillies upcoming season, text messages from his father, and his distrust for the quiet James Anderson). Can’t ask for much more.

The draft is 152 days away.