|Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 39 MIN | 11-19 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 30 PTS | -1
#TogetherWeBuildTradeValue (h/t Liberty Ballers’ Sean O’Connor)
Highly efficient night offensively for Thad with 30 points on 19 shots. His shooting stroke is finally coming together and he’s scoring as efficiently and versatilely as ever. Looks like he hears those trade rumors knocking on his door.
|Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 33 MIN | 2-15 FG | 6-6 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -8
Ten points on 15 shots, a bunch of missed off-the-dribble field goals, lazy perimeter defense and a handful of shots blocked. Just another Evan-y evening.
|Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 35 MIN | 10-15 FG | 3-3 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 25 PTS | +3
With every little runner, on-point lead pass, and high-arcing three, I come closer to permanently referring to him as Spirk Nohawtzki. Keep it up, Spence.
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 33 MIN | 7-16 FG | 4-5 FT | 3 REB | 12 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 19 PTS | 0
MCW was persistent in finding his shot early on, and played more modestly once he got on track. The offense relied heavily on the pick-and-rolls tonight, and MCW found the screener for easy buckets more often than not.
But the league-leading thief struggled defensively, especially on the perimeter, against Knight, who dropped 21 points.
|Tony Wroten, SG Shot Chart 20 MIN | 3-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 8 PTS | -9
It was nice to see fewer heat checks, but would’ve liked to see him handling the rock and getting to the rim (and the line) a little more. He was facilitating a little too often — hence the 0.3 AST:TO ratio.
By the Numbers
- 12,736,363,981,382,192,212: The number of threes converted against the Sixers this past week.
- 116: The amount of points that Milwaukee – dead last in the NBA in both points per game (91.0 ) and offensive efficiency (94.5) – dropped on the Sixers tonight. Not surprisingly, a season-high.
Quote of the Game
“It’s what you get from games you lose that is extremely important.” – Pat Riley
Tweet of the Game
“Sam Hinkie has been arrested for poisoning the Sixers’ team buffet. Details to come in this astonishing fall from grace.”
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 21, 2013
Tank Watch: Utah picked up its eighth win of the year tonight over Charlotte and looks to be on the rise; they’re 7-9 with Trey Burke, 1-13 without him. So, the Sixers are now just one game ahead of Utah. The real competition looks to be the now 6-21 Bucks. Tankfest is on, ladies and gents.