ROSTER REPORT

March 31st, 2010 admin

ROTATION: Starters — Point guard Jrue Holiday, Shooting guard Andre Iguodala, Small forward Jason Kapono, Power forward Elton Brand, Center Marreese Speights. Bench — Guard Willie Green, Center Samuel Dalembert, Forward/Center Jason Smith, Guard/Forward Rodney Carney, Guard Jodie Meeks.
PLAYER NOTES:
–C Samuel Dalembert scored 12 points in the fourth quarter of Friday’s win over the Hawks, making it his highest-scoring period of the season. He had six points and just three rebounds in Tuesday’s loss to the Thunder.
–G/F Andre Iguodala has missed a triple-double three times this season by either one assist or one rebound. His last triple-double was March 7, 2007, vs. the SuperSonics.
–F Jason Kapono went scoreless on 0-for-3 shooting from 3-point range in the Oklahoma City game after going 7-for-13 (53.8 percent) and averaging 10 points in his previous three games, which were his first starts of the season. Thunder F Kevin Durant blocked a baseline 3-point attempt by Kapono and may have gotten inside Kapono’s head a bit.
MEDICAL WATCH:
–F Thaddeus Young missed his seventh game in a row with a fractured his right thumb and will also miss Wednesday’s contest with the Bobcats.
–G Lou Williams sat out for the fourth straight game with low back pain. Sixers coach Eddie Jordan had said the day before that he expected Williams to play; now, Williams will also miss the Charlotte contest.
–G/F Andre Iguodala continues to play despite being bothered by right foot plantar fasciitis. He said the desire to play and start all 82 games is what’s driving him, though the foot affected him more in the loss to Oklahoma City than at any time in the past 3 1/2 weeks.


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ROSTER REPORT

March 31st, 2010 admin

ROTATION: Starters — Point guard Jrue Holiday, Shooting guard Andre Iguodala, Small forward Jason Kapono, Power forward Elton Brand, Center Marreese Speights. Bench — Guard Willie Green, Center Samuel Dalembert, Forward/Center Jason Smith, Guard/Forward Rodney Carney, Guard Jodie Meeks.
PLAYER NOTES:
–C Samuel Dalembert scored 12 points in the fourth quarter of Friday’s win over the Hawks, making it his highest-scoring period of the season. He had six points and just three rebounds in Tuesday’s loss to the Thunder.
–G/F Andre Iguodala has missed a triple-double three times this season by either one assist or one rebound. His last triple-double was March 7, 2007, vs. the SuperSonics.
–F Jason Kapono went scoreless on 0-for-3 shooting from 3-point range in the Oklahoma City game after going 7-for-13 (53.8 percent) and averaging 10 points in his previous three games, which were his first starts of the season. Thunder F Kevin Durant blocked a baseline 3-point attempt by Kapono and may have gotten inside Kapono’s head a bit.
MEDICAL WATCH:
–F Thaddeus Young missed his seventh game in a row with a fractured his right thumb and will also miss Wednesday’s contest with the Bobcats.
–G Lou Williams sat out for the fourth straight game with low back pain. Sixers coach Eddie Jordan had said the day before that he expected Williams to play; now, Williams will also miss the Charlotte contest.
–G/F Andre Iguodala continues to play despite being bothered by right foot plantar fasciitis. He said the desire to play and start all 82 games is what’s driving him, though the foot affected him more in the loss to Oklahoma City than at any time in the past 3 1/2 weeks.


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NOTES, QUOTES

March 31st, 2010 admin

–The Sixers on Wednesday visit Larry Brown and the Bobcats, who are on course for the first playoff appearance in franchise history. The Sixers have had six head coaches since Brown left for the Pistons job, but he guided Philly to its last playoff series win (2003 first round over the Hornets).
–Before allowing the Thunder to score 111 points, the Sixers had held six of their previous seven opponents below 100 points (a 96.3 average).
QUOTE TO NOTE: “They kind of exploded on us late in the third quarter.” — F Elton Brand, after Tuesday’s 110-93 home loss to the Thunder.


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NOTES, QUOTES

March 31st, 2010 admin

–The Sixers on Wednesday visit Larry Brown and the Bobcats, who are on course for the first playoff appearance in franchise history. The Sixers have had six head coaches since Brown left for the Pistons job, but he guided Philly to its last playoff series win (2003 first round over the Hornets).
–Before allowing the Thunder to score 111 points, the Sixers had held six of their previous seven opponents below 100 points (a 96.3 average).
QUOTE TO NOTE: “They kind of exploded on us late in the third quarter.” — F Elton Brand, after Tuesday’s 110-93 home loss to the Thunder.


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GETTING INSIDE

March 31st, 2010 admin

Jrue Holiday continues to be one of the few bright spots in the Sixers’ disappointing 2009-10 season. Holiday, the team’s first-round pick last June, is proving to be considerably more than a good defensive point guard.
Holiday became the youngest player in league history to have 12 assists and seven steals in a game during Friday’s home victory over the Hawks. He also finished with 13 points and only two turnovers. The seven steals were the most steals by a Sixer since Chris Webber also had seven on April 2, 2006.
“It is (rewarding to show what I can do),” said Holiday, 19. “I’m really excited about that. My team has trust in me. It’s fun playing like that. We have so many great (NBA) point guards that have double-doubles like that. I can be one of ‘em.”
Holiday has accumulated 10-plus points in 11 of the past 13 games after doing so 10 times in his first 52 games. He’s also shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range and has started shooting technical fouls when he’s on the floor.
“I was a little timid (earlier in the season), not knowing if I’m going to play or if I’m doing the right thing on offense or making the right moves on defense,” Holiday said. “I’ve really had the opportunity to just be myself and go out and play.”
THUNDER 111, SIXERS 93: The Sixers were unable to make it three straight over playoff teams. They couldn’t handle the younger, taller, more athletic Thunder, who held a 47-36 rebounding advantage. The Sixers (26-48) received just 18 points on 5-for-22 shooting from their bench until the final five minutes of garbage time.
Elton Brand led the Sixers with 22 points. Andre Iguodala added 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.


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GETTING INSIDE

March 31st, 2010 admin

Jrue Holiday continues to be one of the few bright spots in the Sixers’ disappointing 2009-10 season. Holiday, the team’s first-round pick last June, is proving to be considerably more than a good defensive point guard.
Holiday became the youngest player in league history to have 12 assists and seven steals in a game during Friday’s home victory over the Hawks. He also finished with 13 points and only two turnovers. The seven steals were the most steals by a Sixer since Chris Webber also had seven on April 2, 2006.
“It is (rewarding to show what I can do),” said Holiday, 19. “I’m really excited about that. My team has trust in me. It’s fun playing like that. We have so many great (NBA) point guards that have double-doubles like that. I can be one of ‘em.”
Holiday has accumulated 10-plus points in 11 of the past 13 games after doing so 10 times in his first 52 games. He’s also shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range and has started shooting technical fouls when he’s on the floor.
“I was a little timid (earlier in the season), not knowing if I’m going to play or if I’m doing the right thing on offense or making the right moves on defense,” Holiday said. “I’ve really had the opportunity to just be myself and go out and play.”
THUNDER 111, SIXERS 93: The Sixers were unable to make it three straight over playoff teams. They couldn’t handle the younger, taller, more athletic Thunder, who held a 47-36 rebounding advantage. The Sixers (26-48) received just 18 points on 5-for-22 shooting from their bench until the final five minutes of garbage time.
Elton Brand led the Sixers with 22 points. Andre Iguodala added 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.


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