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Recap | Box Score
Thaddeus Young, PF 34 MIN | 3-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -21Is there any doubt to you that the Sixers would’ve lost if Nene was healthy for the first time around? He simply took Thad out of this game and bodied him in the paint to an awful 3-11 shooting night, after he dropped 29 against the Wiz just five days ago. Thad couldn’t get in rhythm all night and his tweener status showed through.
Evan Turner, SF 38 MIN | 9-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | -20If not for defense, the stat-line for ET would point to great success from No. 12. 24 points on 9-13 shooting, seven boards, four assists and six trips to the charity stripe show how much Turner has improved on the offensive side of the ball. Yet his play defensively — allowing the trio of Trevor Ariza, Martell Webster and Al Harrington combine for 39 points with nine three-pointers — was torture to watch. Sorry Evan.
Spencer Hawes, C 39 MIN | 9-16 FG | 3-4 FT | 13 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 6 TO | 23 PTS | -9A common trend in this rapid reacts is how skewed the box score made some Sixers players look from this game. Spencer Hawes is one of them. He notched a double-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 9-16 shooting, but he was simply awful on defense and lazy with his passes for the majority of the game. Marcin Gortat got everything he wanted from Hawes in the game with 19 points on 8-12 shooting. His defense also forced Hawes into a game-high six turnovers. Like Turner, Hawes’ flaws brought his grade down dramatically in this one.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 37 MIN | 8-21 FG | 2-4 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 19 PTS | -18See Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes…Michael Carter-Williams had an absolutely atrocious first-half shooting 1-10 for five points. He than had a solid second-half going 7-11 for 14 points, but they all seemed like garbage time buckets to me. John Wall simply had his way all night with the rookie in this one, scoring 24 points with nine assists as Carter-Williams’ efforts were too little too late. He’s still the leading candidate for ROY at the moment, but this game was not one of his bright spots.
James Anderson, SG 33 MIN | 5-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -5James’ defense on Bradley Beal was simply awful in the first half. Beal had 13 points on 5-10 shooting as well as five of his eight assists. He really sparked the Wizards offense out of the gate. I give credit to Anderson for keeping him in check the rest of the game though where he shot just 2-10. I actually Tweeted that Anderson is like Willie Green, but unlike Green he knows his role for his team. For a team of misfit shooting guards, it was a decent performance from Anderson.
Lavoy Allen, PF 17 MIN | 1-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 3 PTS | 0Lavoy has quietly had back-to-back games of seven rebounds for the Sixers. For him that’s all I ask.
Hollis Thompson, SF 5 MIN | 0-0 FG | 2-3 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -2Next…
Daniel Orton, C 7 MIN | 1-2 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | +2I really like what I’ve seen from Orton this season, but unfortunately he left the game and did not return minutes before the first-half ended with a right knee injury. Apparently wearing No. 33 is a bad omen for your knees in Philly.
Darius Morris, PG 14 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-1 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 4 PTS | -2I will say that he’s a better backup PG then pretty much anyone the Sixers had on the squad last season, but he’s nothing more than an athlete on the court. His best play of the game was finishing a beautiful assist from Tony Wroten.
Tony Wroten, SG 18 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | +5Tony Wroten had his worst game of the season this game and really just couldn’t find a rhythm on the court. Shooting 1-6 from the field isn’t going to cut it for coach Brett Brown.
Kwame Brown, C DNP STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | Kwame-palooza continues…
Brett BrownIt seems to me like the Sixers defensive schemes have been exposed. After the Heat weren’t able to take advantage of notching 16 three’s against the Sixers in the first game of the season, the Sixers have now given up 15 and 18 three’s in consecutive double-digit losses to the Warriors and Wizards. Going into the season, the lack of post-defense was supposed to be the issue, but it seems like teams how now picked up on the Sixers true weakness and are exposing it to the max.
Five Things We Saw…After the jump…
A fast first-quarter: The Wizards scored 39 points in the first-quarter while shooting an astounding 6-7 from the three-point line. Marcin Gortat and Nene also pounded the ball inside and just simply had their way in the paint. After the 1st, the Sixers were down 39-27 and never recovered.
The Eddie Jordan era shows its face: The Sixers just couldn’t guard the perimeter, something that hasn’t truly shown its face since the Eddie Jordan era. The Sixers allowed the Wizards to shoot 18-33 (54.5-percent) after allowing the Warriors to shoot 15-38 from deep on Monday. It’s something that needs to be addressed immediately if the Sixers want to have any chance of keeping games close down the stretch.
Out-rebounding? This is not a typo…The Sixers out-rebounded the Wizards 50-40 on Wednesday night, but it didn’t matter. Physically the Wizards’ big’s looked dominant all game and clearly affected Sixer guards’ ability to drive to the cup.
A dull-roar from Sixer-ville: The crowds early advantage in games against the Heat and Bulls was clearly not evident in Wednesday’s game against the Wizards. The official attendance was 10,117, but it looked even worse than that. You could pretty much sit anywhere you wanted to in the upper-deck which is a clear sign that #Tankadelphia has begun in the mind of Philadelphian’s.
Bynum visits Friday: Andrew Bynum makes his return to Philly on Friday and claims that it’s, “just another game”, for him with the Cavaliers. For a player who has now suited up in four games for the Cavs after sitting out in 82 for the Sixers last season…Expect the boos to shower down on the big man from the fans in attendance. To add fuel to the fire, Bynum also stated that, “It wasn’t my choice to get rid of me. I don’t feel bad at all”, when speaking about his departure for Philadelphia. Get your afro’s ready…
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Unlike Philadelphia, the Wizards had their long-distance game working Wednesday night. The Washington Wizards hit a team record 18 3-pointers to bury the Sixers 116-102 in their second straight loss.
Wizards’ point guard John Wall scored 24 points on a career-best five 3-pointers, Marcin Gortat had 19 points, Bradley Beal had 17 points, and Trevor Ariza scored 15 as seven Wizards...
The night point guard Michael Carter-Williams was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the Sixers were handed their first loss. Philadelphia hosted the Golden State Warriors, who took an early vicious lead with the help from former 76er Andre Iguodala. The Warriors blew out Philadelphia 110-90 Monday night.
How did the Sixers look? They made 31 of 88 shots. The rookie Carter...
Let me tell you something about last night’s game: the Sixers lost and it was ugly. But listen, less than a week ago we expected every game to be like last night. We were spoiled by the first 3 games, in which the Sixers, behind superstar Michael Carter-Williams and strangely efficient performances from Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes (masquerading as Wight Howard), shocked the world...
Some might view what Nerlens Noel is about to endure as lost time. Brett Brown, however, sees things differently.
The 76ers coach said he and his staff are dedicated to improving Noel’s shot — perhaps even rebuilding it entirely — as the rookie center continues to rehab a surgically repaired knee that may keep him out all season.
“You bucket him up into, ‘Is it a total...
When the only thing a player contributes during the totality of an NBA season is hilarious hairdos, odds are almost certain that it was an unproductive season at best, an unmitigated disaster at worst. And still, despite the fact that the Philadelphia 76ers paid Andrew Bynum a whopping $16.9 last season only play the […]The post Andrew Bynum on his disastrous season with 76ers...
To be honest, I never got swept up in the Harry Potter craze, but even I can appreciate the wonderfully appropriate attire sported by a person who presumably is a Washington Wizards fan. If he were a 76ers fan, it wouldn’t be as perfect, so let’s go with that assumption. Rocking a jean jacket bearing […]The post Washington Wizards fan rocks awesome Hogwarts jean jacket at game...
Carter-Williams, the 11th pick in June's Draft, has been amazing so far in his rookie season, but good enough to criticize LeBron James?
The most surprising team of the 2013-14 NBA season so far has undoubtedly been the Philadelphia 76ers.
Predicted by most pundits to win 25 games (on a very high end), the Sixers opened up their slate with a stunning win over the Miami...
Sam Hinkie is encouraged by what he has seen from the Philadelphia 76ers to start the season, but isn't ready to call them a playoff team.
"It's been fun for all of us," Hinkie said on Wednesday. "Good early rewards for the coaches and their efforts and what they've done behind the scenes and for the players, development-wise, they've gotten up and...
Washington (0-3) at Philadelphia (3-1) November 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA TV: CSN Washington Radio: 106.7FM The Fan Projected starting lineups: Washington Wizards C- Marcin Gortat, PF- Nene, SF- Trevor Ariza, SG- Bradley Beal, PG- John Wall Philadelphia 76ers C- Spencer Hawes, PF- Thaddeous Young, SF- Evan Turner, SG- James […]The post Wizards vs....
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IT WAS ALL OVER WHEN… The Wizards steadily built their lead in the second half until, with 4:40 remaining in regulation, Martell Webster hovered behind the arc and took a whip pass from John Wall. Webster rose and fired a perfect shot through the net, putting the Wiz up 108-92, Washington’s biggest lead of the night to that point. The...
The 76ers knew this day would eventually come, and it occurred later than most predicted.
On Tuesday the Sixers held their first practice of the season after a loss, a resounding one at that.
Following Monday's 110-90 loss to visiting Golden State, in which the Warriors led by as many as 39 points, the Sixers began preparing for Wednesday's visit by the Washington Wizards...
“Peaks and valleys in the NBA are dangerous. We love you, we don’t. We’re good — we’re really terrible. None of it’s true. You’re never as good as you think you were, and you’re never as bad as you think you are.” – Brett Brown
Maintaining an even keel in the face of such twists & turns is a foreign concept to the some Philly fans, but even the ficklest of...
After getting an MRI on his left calf, Nene returned to practice Tuesday but the extent of his availability for the Wizards' game at the Philadelphia 76ers still isn't clear.
Wednesday's game at Wells Fargo Center tips on CSN at 7 p.m. ET.
"I was smart to take the break because if I didn't stop I could ruin my Achilles," Nene said of the strain that he...
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After a lackluster second half in a Friday night home loss to Philadelphia, the Wizards went to Miami for a Sunday evening tip-off against the defending champions. Miami lost both games in the recent two-game road trip to Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The Wizards were once again on the losing side this time by a score of 103-93.
The casual NBA fan would see this...
FinalRecap | Box Score
Thaddeus Young, PF 36 MIN | 8-12 FG | 0-1 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +12As I mentioned in the Fo’ with the Foes preview, I wanted to see Brown go to Thad early and get him going. Brown did just that and it helped Thad to get involved. He struggled to convert on those ops (1-4...