Notes From The Sixers’ 93-82 Loss to Chicago76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Thursday, February 28th, 2013
- Although tonight’s game was fairly close throughout the game, I wouldn’t say that the Sixers played all that well. Sure, they were much better tonight then they were against Orlando on Tuesday, but they had nowhere to go but up after that horrid performance. Tonight’s game was close because Chicago wasn’t on top of their game in certain aspects.
- With the exception of Joakim Noah, few players on the Bulls played particularly well. Look at the shooting numbers for some of these guys. Luol Deng shot 5-14. Carlos Boozer went 5-13. Marco Belinelli hit just 3-10. Kirk Hinrich 5-15. Nate Robinson 3-11. That’s a ton of missed shots. The Bulls aren’t a strong offensive team without Derrick Rose, and they have plenty of nights like this that they struggle to generate offense.
- Noah was absolutely sensational for the Bulls. He put together a 23-point, 21-rebound performance, and also blocked a career-high 11 shots. It was the second time in a week that the Sixers have allowed an opposing star to put up a triple-double, and the second time in the last two games that the opposing center pulled down at least 19 rebounds.
- Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 22 points, rediscovering his offensive game after a rough night against the Magic. However, he was only able to put up three assists.
- Spencer Hawes had nowhere to go but up after pulling down just one rebound on Wednesday. Tonight he put up good numbers (20 points, 15 rebounds), but it was a pretty unimpressive double-double. While his numbers look good, Hawes was pushed around and abused by Noah throughout the game. His rebounding numbers were boosted by Chicago’s exceptionally poor shooting, and he needed 18 shot attempts to put up his 20 points.
- For the second straight game, Nick Young hit just one shot in six attempts. Young has just two made field goals in his last 16 shots.
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