• May 17, 2022

Notes From The Sixers’ Loss To Boston

lostseaThe Philadelphia 76ers lost their second straight game on Tuesday night, falling to the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center. The loss drops the Sixers to 23-36 on the season.

  • The Sixers were up for this game, but Boston’s talent was just too much for them to handle. Doug Collins’ unit played the Celtics pretty evenly through three quarters, but even their best efforts couldn’t close the gaps between their injury-depleted roster and battle-tested veterans of Doc Rivers.
  • The Sixers received balanced scoring from across the roster, with six players finishing in double figures.
  • The best news to report on the Sixers tonight was the performance of Arnett Moultrie, who played one of his strongest games of the season. The rookie played just under 20 minutes, and scored 10 points with a steal and four rebounds. Three of Moultrie’s rebounds came off of the offensive glass, and the first-round pick was able to generate valuable second-chance opportunities for his team. His strong play was one of the reasons that second-year man Lavoy Allen logged just over three minutes tonight.
  • Royal Ivey turned in another decent start in place of the injured Nick Young. Ivey was able to hit a couple of three-pointers on his way to a 10-point night.
  • Rough shooting night for Dorell Wright, who shot just 2-11, including 1-5 from beyond. Other than Arnett Moultrie, Wright was the only member of the Sixer bench that logged more than 15 minutes. Because of the lack of depth on his bench, Doug Collins was forced to ride his starters extra hard tonight.
  • It’s impressive how well the Celtics have played ever since they lost Rajon Rondo for the season. Of course, a lot of that has to do with the presences of a couple of future Hall-of-Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. These are a couple of guys who command respect, and their leadership has been what has kept that team together and playing at a respectable level. That same veteran leadership has been completely missing from the Sixers. A year ago, the team had some quality guys like Elton Brand around that had been through a lot, and could help guide the younger players. Of course, this year’s team was built around Andrew Bynum, and this was supposed to be “his team”. Well, with Bynum a complete no-show, the young players have been on their own for most of the year, and they really could have benefited from a strong veteran presence. Guys like Kwame Brown don’t exactly cut it either.

Denny Basens

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  • I watched the Flyers and flipped over to the Sixers during commercials
    Collins must have been pressured to get Moultrie some minutes or he is real down on Lavoy Allen ( moultre 19mins, allen 3minutes)
    Holiday was attacking the basket early and looked good, Turner was attacking the basket ( Boston very weak inside) but they had no clue how to score in the paint. Missed layup after missed layup — So afraid of get shot blocked they contort their bodies away from making a good basketball shot — it is so frustrating watching Holliday, Turner, and Thad play ( they are so afraid of contact)
    Moultrie went 5-5 FG so he should get more minutes

    • As desperate as the Sixers have been for a big man that can play a little bit, I don’t know why Doug Collins hasn’t given Moultrie an opportunity to play until now.

      • Moultrie is not as good defensively as Hawes or Lavoy but he looks so much better offensively
        Malik Rose always congratulates him when he roles to the basket or flashes into the lane because the other two won’t
        If Moultrie wants the minutes all he has to do is rebound like crazy and they are his for the taking

  • Boston Celtics Guards Play on Defending the Ball is one of the worst in the NBA , so when playing them, you should as a Team get many drives to the baskets, many put-back opportunites and many Attempts at the Foul LIne

  • Jon Hart –
    calling all show your love boys
    are you out there

  • Sources state that JH has been wrong so often about this Franchise that his Parents were getting so embarrassed theat they cut off his Internet Connection in their Basement.. Reports to Follow ..

  • I had every intention to watch the Sixers last night in Atlanta but Villanova was doing a number on #5 Georgetown and won by 10 points
    the Sixers look like a boxer who knows their best power punch hurts their own hand more than their opponent — they have no confidence
    Moultrie and Holliday got abused in the pick & roll
    now we all know why Moultrie wasn’t getting any minutes- he is the worst pick and roll defender in basketball — Holliday is also bottom 5 starting point guards in the league defending the pick & roll — it was brutal watching them play defense yesterday

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