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Sixers defeat Nets 97-94

Box Score

Game Thread

Short and sweet tonight.

  • A win's a win, but the fact that it took the Sixers a full 48 minutes to put away a banged up, 0-5 New Jersey Nets team is troubling. 
  • Thaddeus Young continued his poor play on both ends of the floor. He traveled on back-to-back possessions, threw lazy passes, bricked shots, and missed free throws. He did however, hold future Hall of Famer Trenton Hassell to a mere 17 points and 12 rebounds tonight. He looks like the eighth or ninth best player on the team right now. Hopefully it's just a slow start, otherwise I'm concerned. 
  • Lou Williams played another lights out game. The offense runs much smoother when he's in the game. He is the best on the team at creating his own shot, and he has the ability to take over games when he has to. Honestly, he's the guy I want with the ball in his hands in a must-score situation. He finished with 18 points and 6 assists to go along with a team-high 9 rebounds zero, yes ZERO, turnovers.
  • Why did Elton only play 18 minutes? He wasn't in foul trouble. He isn't injured. The best explanation I got was from TK76 during the game: "He started running to the scorer's table [in the third quarter], but time expired before he got there." Seriously, I want a better explanation than "Any time you have a chance to play Jason Kapono at the four for an extended period of time, you have to do it." or "We wanted to play small ball," from Eddie Jordan later tonight.
  • Why did Eddie Jordan opt for a lineup of Lou Williams, Bill Green, Rodney Carney, Jason Kapono and Mo Speights in the fourth quarter? It absolutely murdered our defense and rebounding. I could realistically make 42 bullet points questioning Eddie Jordan's rotations, but I won't and just hope one of the reporters asks him. 
  • Jason Smith and Marreese Speights both played well off the bench tonight. Smith was all over the place, taking charges, blocking shots, keeping plays alive, etc.
  • I'm not sure what to make of the Sixers right now. Are they really bad? Are the just trying to figure things out? Still a long way to go.
Player of the game: Lou Williams

Link to Andre Iguodala's ridiculous dunk: Click here

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