|Thaddeus Young, PF 43 MIN | 11-18 FG | 5-6 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 29 PTS | +4He struggled on the boards against Tristan Thompson and, like everyone, couldn’t stop Kyrie Irving from penetrating at the end of the game. But he put forth a delightfully efficient offensive performance with 29 points on 18 shots.|
|Evan Turner, SF 47 MIN | 9-23 FG | 11-13 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 31 PTS | +15Other than a handful of obligatory “Oh God, Please Stop It Evan” type of plays – mostly late in the game – Turner was driving relentlessly and making the occasional pull-up. He got to the line 13 times, his highest total since … well, ever.|
|Spencer Hawes, C 42 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 13 PTS | +2Holding Varejao to 10 boards in 42 minutes was impressive, and the passing was equally as superb.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 49 MIN | 9-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 13 AST | 2 STL | 2 BLK | 4 TO | 21 PTS | -3The rookie logged 49 minutes and came away with his third 20-10 game in seven career NBA games. His two OT 3-pointers kept the Sixers alive. He needs to work on his footwork, though. Kyrie is blindingly quick, but Carter-Williams struggled to stay in front of him and Irving had his way with him too many times.|
He did all that he humanly could, maintaining the up-tempo pace and making sure his wing defenders were on their feet (or off them). He continues to overachieve dramatically.
By The Numbers
Evan Turner is shooting 58 percent (68-117) on twos so far this season.
Tweet of The Game
Not cool of Sam Hinkie to electroshock MCW as he threw that inbounds pass.
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) November 10, 2013
Carter-Williams was stellar while Turner, Hawes and Thad stepped up too – bolstering their trade value, for those of you keeping track. Anything more you can ask for on a November road game against the Cavs?