The reason I used this photo is because, whether its Winless For Wiggins, Putrid for Parker, or Retreat for Randle, its time to order your t-shirts. The Sixers lost by 37 points to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans were 3-7 and in last place coming in tonight. They had 50 points with around seven minutes left in the first half. They scored more than 30 points in every quarter, including the 4th when they had their scrubs in. None of the Pelicans starters played over 30 minutes. And the Sixers scored 98 points. They still lost by 37 points.
Jrue Holiday didn’t play the last quarter. He still had a double-double. Jrue had 14 points and 12 assists. Jrue also lied through his teeth in an interview with Molly Sullivan of CSN Philly. “There a good team,” he told Sullivan when asked about the Sixers. Then there was Anthony Davis. Davis had 13 points and 9 rebounds, but the eye-popping stat is the 8 blocks. Five came in the first quarter. Eric Gordon hit 3 three’s and led Pelican starters with 19 points. The real dagger, however, came off the New Orleans bench. Tyreke Evans scored 15 points off the bench, and had a few great moves in the 2nd quarter. Then there was Ryan Anderson. Anderson, playing his first game of the year, came off the bench and hit six three’s. He had almost as many points as minutes(27 minutes, 26 points), and was the main spark when the Pelicans pulled away in the second. And just to sum it all up, Brian Roberts scored 14 points and had 6 assists, and Austin Rivers played just 7 minutes in the fourth quarter but wound up with 12 points(which outscored 3 Sixer starters). Yep, it was that bad.
What a season Evan Turner has been having. He had scored 20 or more points in 9 of the 10 games the Sixers have played this year. Well, he had four tonight. Four. He air balled three shots. He didn’t shoot a free throw. Tough night for Turner,
who’s basically auditioning for other teams. Tony Wroten did continue his hot streak with 19 points. Darius Morris had 20 points off the bench. Thad Young and James Anderson each had 11. Hollis Thompson and Brandon Davies played significant minutes. That should give you a picture right there. If there is one positive, it is that we hopefully got a glimpse of Nerlens Noel in a few years. Also, Michael Carter-Williams could return Wednesday. You thought I was going to go a whole post without mentioning Michael Carter-Williams, didn’t you?