|Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 36 MIN | 13-25 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 29 PTS | -3There wasn’t much Thad did not do tonight — forced turnovers, attacked the rim, hit some threes. You just love the way he plays, no matter the score or the team record.|
|Henry Sims, C Shot Chart 31 MIN | 4-6 FG | 4-6 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -1Stepped up his offensive game a bit tonight, even got Malik Rose to shout, “Oh Henry!” after sinking a jumper. Would like to see some rim protection, but tonight seems to be the most you’ll get from here on out.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 32 MIN | 7-20 FG | 3-4 FT | 11 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 8 TO | 17 PTS | -9Up and down game for MCW. He started 5-5 from the field, but went just 2-15 in the next three quarters. He played distributor in the second half, racking up six assists in the third quarter alone. But he finished the game with eight turnovers.|
|James Anderson, SG Shot Chart 33 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | +1Sixers could not generate any offense from the shooting guard spot. Anderson managed only two points. Hollis Thompson failed to score, and Elliot Williams managed two points. Just a tough night, which is depressing considering Aaron Afflalo sat out tonight’s game with an injury.|
|Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 25 MIN | 5-14 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 12 PTS | -12Reckless abandon. That’s the only way to describe Tony Wroten. He attacks the basket, but when three Magic players rotate to block his shot, Wroten must learn to find the open man.|
By the numbers: 31. Tobias Harris scored a career high 31 points tonight. Last night, Trevor Ariza scored a career high 40.
Quote of the game: “Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.” Mark Twain
Parting Shots: For a minute there, it looked like the Sixers were going to pull this one out. Alas, not to be. They played solid basketball for three quarters, though so that’s something.
Similar to their last meeting in Philly, the fourth quarter did the Sixers in. Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young carried the Sixers offensively. but the rest of the team could not really muster anything. Would love to see MCW limit those turnovers, but when you’re playing alongside unfamilar faces, turnovers come with the territory.
Also, if you want to set a new career high in points, play the Sixers. Apparently, that’s their thing now.