|Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 27 MIN | 8-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 18 PTS | -20Thad had a tough matchup in Zach Randolph but held his own for the most part. At one point in the third quarter he passed up an open three and got called for the charge on his way to the basket as he crashed into Z-Bo. As the veteran leader on this team, we don’t expect moments like that from Young, but often it’s hard to remember that he is only 25.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 27 MIN | 4-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -14Carter-Williams got off to a hot start, attacking the rim with consistency, but he struggled when Tony Allen came in to guard him. It will be interesting to see his development against elite interior defenses such as the Grizzlies’.|
|Elliot Williams, SG Shot Chart 29 MIN | 6-11 FG | 0-1 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -20Much like Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims, Williams is playing well enough to warrant another contract. The athletic guard has a lot of question marks surrounding his game and consistency, but he was solid tonight with 13 points and four assists.|
|Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 21 MIN | 6-14 FG | 6-8 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | -12Much like MCW, Wroten tried taking advantage of Mike Conley by using his athleticism. Though his three wasn’t falling (0-3), he went to the line eight times and finished with 18 points on 14 field goal attempts against his former team.|
By the Numbers:
- 7 – Career 3-pointers for Marc Gasol. One of them came tonight.
- 3 – Games remaining. Final countdown.
Tweet of the Game:
I know 4 or 5 guys on this roster. The #Sixers scoring calls may be a bit…delayed.
— Rick Trotter (@RickTrotter) April 12, 2014
The Sixers kept it close in the first half against a Grizzlies team that needed the win to get into the playoffs; so, half a moral victory. Three games until this season is over. 75 days until the draft.