• July 1, 2022

Notes From The Sixers’ 135-98 Loss To New Orleans

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto RaptorsThe Philadelphia 76ers lost their second straight game on Saturday night, falling to the Pelicans in New Orleans. Their record drops to 5-6.

  • The Sixers got a look at Jrue Holiday with his new team tonight. Holiday put up a double-double, scoring 14 points with 12 assists and six rebounds.
  • Evan Turner had his worst game of the season. Turner started the game 0-5, and didn’t score his first points until late in the second quarter. He finished just 2-11 for four points.
  • Tony Wroten led all Sixer starters with 19.
  • Spencer Hawes scored 14, but grabbed just four rebounds.
  • Thad Young scored just 11 points.
  • Darius Morris led the team with 20 points.
  • The Sixers were doomed tonight by an abysmal second quarter, during which they scored just two points in the first four and a half minutes of play. It was a 12-2 run for the Pelicans, and the team never recovered.
  • Michael Carter-Williams missed his third straight game with a foot injury.

Final Thoughts

This was the kind of basketball that Sam Hinkie had in mind when he put this Sixer team together.

This team was designed to fall into double-digit holes early in games, and never climb out of them.

The Sixers gave up over 100 points tonight after just three quarters.

These are the type of games that are necessary in order for the Sixers to come away with one of the top prospects from next summer’s draft.

Denny Basens

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  • LOL, the sixers started the game trying to get Thad Young going by posting up Anthony Davis. He rejected Thad’s first 2 shot and follow it up by swatting Evan Turner’s first two drives. That was the game right there. The lane was closed.
    Anthony Davis was awesome defensively — hope Noel was watching. With the debut of Ryan Anderson, New Orleans show cased why they are very good basketball team.

  • Ya, Put MCW in and it’s a totally different game. We need another piece, and the draft is top loaded next year. Not that the sixers would sniff the playoffs anyway.

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