Jan 31 2014

Tanking Sucks Sometimes, Sixers Get Blown Out At Home

Atlanta Hawks 125 Final

Recap | Box Score

99 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 30 MIN | 11-19 FG | 4-7 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 5 STL | 0 BLK | 6 TO | 29 PTS | -20People will say Thad came out angry after his All-star snub. I don’t believe that. Thad just plays hard night in and night out. He started out hot, scoring 23 first half points, the most by a Sixers player in a half this season. He also contributed eight boards, five steals and numerous alley-oop slams. He only attempted five shots in the second half, which makes no sense.

Evan Turner, SF Shot Chart 26 MIN | 2-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 6 PTS | -19Terrible game from Evan Turner. He started out slow, made casual passes, and did not value the ball. He finished with four turnovers. E.T. had a sequence in the third when he was blocked by the bottom of the rim on two straight layup attempts. Ugly.

Spencer Hawes, C Shot Chart 18 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -19Never got in a rhythm due to being in constant foul trouble. He was obviously frustrated, as Hawes was also handed a technical foul and was close to getting a second tech. Poor performance.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG Shot Chart 33 MIN | 4-9 FG | 8-10 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 17 PTS | -16MCW rolled outta bed with 17 points, four boards and five assists. The stats aren’t the issue. His team being careless with the basketball is an issue. Tem first quarter turnovers is simply unacceptable. As a point guard, its MCW’s responsibilty to slow down the game and give his team a chance on offense.

By the Numbers: 10. The Sixers had 10 turnovers in the first quarter.

Quote of the Game: “It was the poorest performance of the season.” – Brett Brown

Parting Shots: Those are pretty strong words coming from a head coach of a team with second worst point differential in the league. The man has seen a few blowout games. Still, he’s right on point. The Sixers played with no effort on both ends of the floor. We all know this, but defense is a major problem for Philly…with no solutions in sight.

Thad played well, but even he could not sustain his play for 48 minutes. Evan Turner couldn’t make a layup and Spencer Hawes couldn’t stay on the floor. A recipe for disaster.

Tony Wroten, the Sixers’ supposed sparkplug off the bench, went 1-13 from the field tonight. If you’re Brett Brown, you have to wonder if he needs to just sit and watch a game or two. His confidence could not be any lower right now.

The Sixers play tomorrow night against the Detroit Pistons.

  • robbybonfire23

    If this team, which can’t shoot straight to save its life, does not draft a high FG percentage shooter as its first choice this year, the light at the end of the tunnel will flicker out.

    Tony Wroten and Evan Turner combining for 3-23 from the floor in this game should settle that for all time. Damn this is brutal to have to watch two of the most artistically ugly bottom-feeder washouts in league history on a consistent basis. Enough torment, already, these two clowns couldn’t even be ball boys in Milwaukee!

  • robbybonfire23

    “Wonderful” game for Wiggins vs. Texas, Saturday. 2-12 from the field, with 1 assist and 1 DR. But that “wingspan,” oh my!