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Jan 15 2014

Sixers Snap Four-Game Skid, Beat Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats 92 Final

Recap | Box Score

95 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 33 MIN | 4-11 FG | 2-4 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 11 PTS | +3Thad hit the game winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left on a real nice pick and pop with MCW. Before that shot, Thad had hit only two of his last 11 attempts from distance. Other than the big shot, it was a quiet night. I’m sure he’ll take it everytime.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 36 MIN | 10-19 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 23 PTS | +17Turner got it going after a slow start, finishing with a team-high 23 points. As a team-leader, Turner needs to do a better job taking care of the basketball. He was reckless at times with the rock, leading to a number of easy transition baskets for the Bobcats.

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 38 MIN | 7-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 14 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 17 PTS | +8Hawes finished just three assists shy of a triple-double. He couldn’t really stop Al Jefferson, but still grabbed 14 boards and added three 3-pointers.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 32 MIN | 8-15 FG | 3-6 FT | 8 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 20 PTS | +9MCW played a clean game from the point guard position. Like Hawes, MCW fell just short of a triple-double. MCW got to the basket at will against the undersized Kemba Walker. After taking nine shots in the first quarter, Carter-Williams finished with just 15 and shot above 50 percent from the field.

Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 18 MIN | 4-10 FG | 1-3 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 9 PTS | -1Had a monster jam that highlighted the Sixers second quarter 18-5 run. Still, he played wildly at times, finishing the game with five turnovers. In Wroten’s defense, he was playing alongside guys named Dedmon, Thompson, Davies, and Williams.

By the Numbers: 24. The Sixers committed 24 turnovers tonight.

Quote of the Game: “Some of the restriction on Nerlens have been lifted and he is now able to participate in limited on-court work.” – Sam Hinkie

Parting Shots: The Sixers had more turnovers than assists, shot only 55% from the free throw line, and took 11 less shots than Charlotte, and still managed to beat the Bobcats.

Really enjoyed the way MCW played the point-guard position tonight. It was one of his best all-around games of the season. The pick and pop with Thad on Philly’s final possession worked to perfection. Hawes was on triple-double alert all night long, finishing with 17 points, 14 boards and 7 assists. Dewayne Dedmon actually did a pretty good job covering Jefferson when his number was called. Dedmon looks game on defense, but offensively, the Sixers play 4 on 5 when he’s on the court.

Good win for the Sixers.

Up next for the Sixers: the Miami Heat, coming off a surprising blowout loss to the Washington Wizards.

 

  • robbybonfire23

    Sometimes you win because the other team loses. Gerald Henderson going 2-14 from the floor, had more to do with the 76ers putting up the “W,” than any home team positives along the statistics line. You could say that the 76ers “shut him down,” defensively, but then, so many teams are doing that these days, we should consider that he just is a offensive “plug,” with scant future prospects for hanging on in this league.

    If there is credit to pass around for this home team win, the DR column is where that should start, what with Spencer Hawes credited with 14 DR’s, and newcomer Dewayne Dedmon adding 7 DR’s in limited playing time.

    Maybe the team can work Dedmon into a meaningful role, here, unlike its “garbage time” attitude toward Daniel Ortman, who deserved better treatment, given the sparing opportunity he was given here, and the team’s currently mediocre-to-poor front court alignment. Seven DR’s in 14 minutes playing time is a damn good first impression. After all, it took Hawes 38 minutes to log his impressive total of 14 DR’s. DR’s have a linear weights value of +1.50 points, per, so that proficiency in this column is critical to a team’s success.

  • robbybonfire23

    Love Thad Young, but honestly, how does 4-11 from the floor rate an “A-” grade for the game? If he had been hitting his shots with more consistency throughout the game, his final seconds “heroics” would have been merely “icing on the cake.” The game of basketball revolves around shooting proficiency from the floor, before all else. Period!

  • robbybonfire23

    Regarding Wroten playing alongside guys named Dedmon, Thompson, Davies and Williams, you could say they were playing alongside Wroten, too. Hey, the jury is still very much out as regards Dedmon and Williams, while we know the other two will not be back, and, in fact, should not even be here now.

  • Kevin Herman

    I was actually angry when Thad’s shot went in. Charlotte is awful. If Michael Carter Williams didn’t miss so many game this season the Sixers would probably have comparable or more wins then Charlotte and be closer to the end of the lottery the the front that’s how many horrible teams there are right now. Hinkie needs to start making trades and not over-value Turner and Hawes. I understand the lottery is not guaranteed but we already sacrificed this season we need a good shot at one of the following: Embiid, Parker, Wiggins, Randle, or Exum.

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