I guess the Philadelphia 76ers had little interest in playing tonight in Chicago because to say that the game plan the team executed was horrid, would be a dramatic under statement. The Sixers lost, better yet got man handled by the Chicago Bulls tonight by a final score of 103-78. The Sixers really had no flow at all and to make matters worse, they lost guard Tony Wroten tonight with a sprained ankle. Sadly, it would be one element of a long list of variables that took place on the floor tonight. Coming in to the season we knew some games would be rough to watch and tonight was truly the case. The Sixers shot 0-11 form beyond the arc and only scored 31 points in the entire first half. They shot 14-41 in the first half of the game as well, and just looked flat out lost on the floor.
Its about the half way point in the season and it seems as if Michael Carter-Williams has hit the dreaded “rookie wall.” Tonight he shot 5-22 from the floor and just did not seem himself. Evan Turner, the teams leading scorer, only shot 3-8, not to mention he didn’t shoot a basket the entire second quarter. One bright spot of the team tonight was the play of former development league player, Dewayne Dedmon. He finished tonight’s game with eight points and seven rebounds. One play in particular was his recovery of a loose ball and a break away slam in which he threw down with much authority. He brings energy to the line up when ever he is in. One of the few Sixers, that no matter the deficit, he goes out and gives it his all.
The Sixers have Sunday off but will continue the road trip Monday with a game against the Washington Wizards.