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Nov 01 2013

What’s a tank?

Philadelphia 76ers 109 Final
Recap | Box Score
102 Washington Wizards
Thaddeus Young, SF 32 MIN | 14-20 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 29 PTS | +1Thad crashed the boards and was fed well inside. He also shot 70%, mostly inside five feet. A productive, efficient bounce-back game from him, coming off of a sloppy performance Wednesday night against Miami.
Evan Turner, SF 35 MIN | 10-18 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 23 PTS | +1Turner made some great plays, rebounded well as usual and continued to slash early on. Down the stretch he took too many jumpers early in the shot clock, but despite that – and his four turnovers – it was an all around solid performance.
Spencer Hawes, C 33 MIN | 6-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 14 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +10Hawes took six threes (six!) tonight, and that’s ok, because he’s the new Jesus Shuttlesworth. Also, not only did he find Turner and Thad cutting with beautiful passes, but he took advantage of Nené’s absence and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 32 MIN | 6-15 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +8MCW came back down to earth tonight. He shot poorly, and at times his iffy confidence in his jump shot got him into trouble, specifically when he took a Collins-era, Swaggy-reminiscent pull-up five seconds into the shot clock down the stretch. His mature poise was impressive, however.
Tony Wroten, PG 19 MIN | 4-10 FG | 2-3 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 10 PTS | +5The captain of Team WHOP (RIP) reprised his role as a high-energy bench player, but this time he was sloppy. At times he was running with the ball looking like he had no idea of what he intended to do with it – hence his 1:4 assist-to-turnover ratio. But, he was a pest defensively and helped hold Beal to 4-18 shooting.
The new coach has maintained a fast pace offensively through his first two games and is working exceptionally well defensively too, with what he’s been given.

By The Numbers

Per ESPN, the Sixers scored 74 points in the paint tonight, their most in a game since ’98.

Tweet of the Game

We Don’t Miss You, Doug

Left: tonight’s shot chart.

Right: shot chart from February 11th game against LAC last year.

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  • Rhett Bogan

    Where the Hell did all these “Tanking Experts” come from?