|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.