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Jan 03 2015

Suns Burn Sixers In Fourth Quarter

Philadelphia 76ers 96 Final
Recap | Box Score
112 Phoenix Suns
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF 32 MIN | 5-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | -16Graded on the he’s LRMAM curve. Came out on fire, scoring the large majority of his points in the first quarter. He faded, like everyone else, as the game wore on, but still put together an entirely respectable outing.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG 35 MIN | 8-20 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 17 PTS | -20MCW filled up the stat sheet, but the numbers felt hollow. He was largely inefficient from the field and failed to control the game. All that said, this represented a huge improvement over the previous couple of games.

K.J. McDaniels, SG 26 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -12The only thing that keeps this grade from being lower is that, in a move that a lot of fans have been waiting a long time fore, he got a start. That said, he did next to nothing with it, as he was fairly anonymous out there tonight. Let’s hope that his next start brings better things.

Henry Sims, C 18 MIN | 6-7 FG | 4-4 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +116 points on seven shots in 18 minutes. He’s consistently a minus on the defensive end of the floor, but as long as he keeps knocking down those mid-range jumpers, there will always be a spot for him on an NBA team.

Tony Wroten, SG 33 MIN | 10-19 FG | 4-9 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 28 PTS | 0The Sixers might lose a lot of games, but, thanks to Tony Wroten, at least they’re doing it in style. A classic wrecking ball Wroten game, full of points, free throws, and turnovers. This game, though, Wroten shot decently from beyond. As the tweet of the night (below) illustrates, however, we shouldn’t count on that lasting.

By the Numbers

22 – The number of minutes Noel played. I know that the game was well out of reach by the end, but it did seem curious to see him getting less minutes than the likes of Jerami Grant.

Fact of the Night

Tonight was the first time in NBA history that two sets of brothers (Morris’s and Dragic’s) were on the court at the same time. That fact is far more interesting than the game was.

Tweet of the Night

…I guess we shouldn’t expect too many more makes from Tony Wroten this month.

Parting Shots

Well, they kept it close for a large portion of this game. But, frankly, the Sixers are just far too inconsistent to hold up against high-quality competition. I hope we savored this one, though, because tomorrow in LA vs. a rested Clippers team might be a bloodbath.