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Notes From Sixers’ 102-97 Win Over Detroit

The Philadelphia 76ers improved to 12-9 on the season with a 102-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

  • Tonight was a night that the Sixers’ young nucleus took over and led the team to a win. Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young, and Evan Turner combined for 63 points in this game.
  • Holiday led the team with 25 points. He also handed out eight assists and collected five rebounds. The point guard had been struggling with his shot lately, but his offensive game returned tonight. In this game, Holiday was aggressive and hit a number of big shots in big moments. One of his best moments came in the second half where he made Detroit’s Brandon Knight look foolish, faking Knight out of his shoes and hitting a jump shot.
  • Young scored 20 points while shooting a tidy 9-13 from the floor. He only pulled down four rebounds, but came away with five steals.
  • Turner was three assists shy of a triple-double, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds and seven dimes. The former top draft pick appears to be playing with a great deal of confidence.
  • Spencer Hawes played his best game in some time tonight. Hawes had 15 points and eight rebounds, and gave a much improved effort on the defensive end. The Sixers would be a much better team if they could get an effort like this from Hawes consistently.
  • Nick Young returned to the team tonight after missing some time with an injury, but was a non-factor scoring just three points in his return.
  • The Sixers need to get a little more from their bench. Hawes was the only bench player to make a significant contribution. Dorell Wright managed just three points in an 18 minute run, and Malik Wayns and Arnett Moultrie were only given over five minutes of time on the court combined.
  • The Sixers allowed the Pistons to stay in the game by allowing too many trips to the free throw line. Detroit earned 28 of their points at the charity stripe.
  • Remember when Tayshaun Prince entered the league as a rookie and gave the Sixers problems in the playoffs over 10 years ago? All these years later, he’s still a thorn in this team’s side. He scored 16 points with eight rebounds tonight, and always seems to play well against the 76ers.
  • Andrew Bynum said earlier today that he expects to play “some time this season”. I’ll believe it when I see it.
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13 Comments for “Notes From Sixers’ 102-97 Win Over Detroit”

  1. Another win and nice games from the 76ers Big-3 (Holiday,Turner & Young)
    But the Team needs more contributions from the Bench if they are going to
    Contend with the Big Boys.. When one of the Big-3 has an off game
    They lose.. The Front line Players (Allen/Moultrie/Brown) need to do more collectively on the Offensive end since Buynum is a Bustum.

    • Moultrie is the best of the 3 on offense but he is a massive liability on defense.
      He has no basic fundamentals of man to man help defense and is 2 seconds, not 1 sec but 2 seconds late on basic defensive help and proper floor spacing. He may not have the natural reaction skills to play in the NBA defensively. Brown has no offensive shot and will never be able to score in the NBA. Allen has no hop but doesn’t make bad decisions when he has the ball but his athletic ability limits his offense ( he is what he is, a role player).

  2. the sixers built a 11 point lead with ball in hand and chucked up 2 three point bricks then the Pistons scored 6 points before the sixers got the ball back. A Monroe made basket and foul and by not boxing on the foul line, Pistons made another basket and foul and then the sixers didn’t box out again on a missed free throw as the sixers knocked a rebound out of bounds which lead to another basket– 11 points down to 5 in 24 seconds because Thad Young can’t rebound

  3. Thads game is hustle and defense.Who cares if he’s not the best rebounder.He works the offensive glass plenty nights. Thats what Hawes and Allen are sposed to be doing. Pistons are scrappy and play tough every night. Good win and way to redeem themselves after we gave them there first win.

    Paul…thank you for repeating everything written in the article above. Insightful. Stick to football. We know you dont get Sixers in the mountains.

    • Erock, maybe you missed the playoffs last year when thad young was benched because he was too small to bang with Gibson, Noah, and Asik in Chicago and lost more minutes in Boston vs. Garnett, Bass, Hollins and Steisma — both Rivers and Thibodeau both went big to take advantage of Young and Collins responded by benching Young

  4. If you look at him this year he beefed up. Its not his game. I’d like to see him bang more but like i said,hes a hustler and steal guy.

    I watched all the playoffs last year.

    How would you expect him to rebound with Noah and Garnett….there power forwards?

    Collins was just goin match ups.Thats diferent then benching a guy. DC loves Thads game and utilizes him accordingly.

  5. Bynum last night said if it was the playoffs he would be playing right now and that one month from now is the worst case scenario for his debut

  6. That would be a site to see. He’d give us another level of confidence.

  7. Too many slow un atheltic bigs on this team. moultrie cant play defense, but he can rebound. i would have him in there over hawes. how much worse can he do on d? every big blows by hawes anyway. thats why i couldnt stop laughing when i heard collins say he would start hawes at the 4.. are u serious??
    On another note, turner is the best pick out of his draft class and people dont like him because of his awkward style.. he’s a good player, alot of fans have to eat their words now that he’s getting quality minutes

  8. eagles0superbowls

    Chicago tonight at 7:30 —- Chicago lost a tough game last night on the late ESPN game — Boozer was awesome, had his shot working and Noah had a double/double too— the Bulls 3 pts shooting was working last night until the fourth, which is probably why they lost, couldn’t hit a late 3 and Deng couldn’t make a shot all night ( Deng torched Evan Turner last game so hopefully Deng’s poor shooting carries over tonight)

  9. eagles0superbowls

    shame — two young Sixers fans shot a couple Chicago Bulls fans after the game last night — why — because the bulls won and they were arguing the result on the train on the way home —- senceless — as Rodney once said “Can we all get along?”

  10. eagles0superbowls

    I miss Iguodala — nobody dunks anymore, no alley-oops just step back jumpers and kick out jumpers – every time someone penetrates all the way to the basket they attempt a reverse lay-up
    Jrue Holiday took 28 shots last night and was fouled once — Evan Turner took 15 shots and was fouled once on an offensive rebound put back – the Sixers are about as exciting to watch as a WNBA game – every play is a step back jumper
    Jrue Holiday spained his foot last night so maybe inserting Nick Young into the lineup will result in a dunk or at least a foul shot —– Jrue and Evan avoid contact like defenders have the leprosy

  11. You are correct Eagles0SB,
    I am not a big fan of the NBA, but the 76ers are not going anywhere in 2012
    with a purely Jump Shoorting Team, Poor Rebounding and not interior Scoring which I’ve said since October..about a 42-45 Win Season and a 6th/7th Seed at best and quiet 1st Round Exit..
    To lose at home to the Bulls Team with no real experienced or solid Guard Play is pretty bad with Rose out.. Win 2 – Lose 2, Win 1 – Lose 2, Win 3, lose 2 .. that’s waht it’s going to be all Season long, no consistency (outside of Jrue/Turner)

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