Notes From Sixers’ 102-97 Win Over Detroit76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Monday, December 10th, 2012
- 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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