Like expected, the Suns defeated the Sixers tonight. The main reason? MILES PLUMLEE. Man, he was a beast tonight. I watched most of the game and I swear every shot he put up, went in. Plus, he dunked on a few Sixers tonight pretty hard (mainly Thad). Poor Thad, when will Hinkie end his misery?
Credit to the Sixers however. They fought back many times when they could have gave up and packed it in. This one was close throughout. As we’ve learned this season, this team will fight.
The Sixers fall to 8-21 on the season as the Suns improve to 18-11.
The Sixers did have some impressive play from Tony Wroten, Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young.
Tony Wroten scored 22 points on 7-17 shooting, including 2-4 from deep. He was attacking all night as usual. His shooting percentage wasn’t pretty, but seriously, the Sixers received ZERO calls tonight. He played with energy all night and was the main reason the Sixers were able to stay competitive for most of the game. Wroten definitely chipped in scoring wise, filling in for the injured Evan Turner.
Michael Carter-Williams also suffered from a lack of calls, but deposited 27 points, six assists, six rebounds and four steals. Another impressive stat line from the rookie. He knew from the jump he would have to score for this Sixers to have a shot. He remained aggressive all night. He shot 12-28 from the field, but only shot two free throws all night. Somehow that math doesn’t add up in my head.
Thaddeus Young played his heart out, as always. Young had a monster game, scoring 30 points on 10-18 shooting including 4-7 from deep. Thaddeus Young looked comfortable from deep all night and it was huge to see him knock down four three-pointers. Young also grabbed 10 rebounds and had four steals.
Spencer Hawes chipped in 12 points on 4-7 shooting and 2-3 from the three-point line.
For the Suns, Miles Plumlee was killing them all night long. Plumlee had 22 points and 13 rebounds on 10-14 from the field. He also had some highlight dunks that might make Sports center tomorrow. Plumlee also had three blocks.
Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe continued their excellent play. Dragic had 21 points and five assists while Bledsoe had 20 points and four assists.
As a team, the Suns had 31 fast break points, compared to 14 for the Sixers.
This one was no surprise to me. I expected the Sixers to lose. Credit to Philadelphia for fighting the whole game however.
The Sixers will travel to the infamous Staples Center to host the lowly Lakers on Sunday. THE RETURN OF SWAGGY P!
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