Lynam: Sixers 'hit a wall' in the fourth quarter
The Sixers' loss to the Nuggets on Saturday dropped them to 7-14 this season. (AP)
The Sixers fell flat in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 103-92 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Wells Fargo Center (see story).
It was the Sixers' second loss in as many nights and dropped them to 7-14 this season.
Here's a closer look at some numbers from the action:
• The Sixers scored 88 points in a loss in Charlotte on Friday night and 92 in the loss to Denver on Saturday. In the first 19 games of the season, the Sixers scored 92 or fewer just twice.
• The Sixers had a season-low three three-pointers against Denver. After hitting 11 threes against Orlando last Tuesday, the Sixers are 9 for 43 from beyond the arc in the last two defeats.
• Starting for rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams for the second straight game, Tony Wroten led the Sixers with 20 points on Saturday. Wroten scored 21 points on Friday and is averaging 19.8 points in six games as a starter.
• Evan Turner shot 3 for 12 for six points in the loss to Denver and did not attempt a foul shot. After going a career-best 10 for 13 from the line in the victory over Orlando last Tuesday, Turner is 0 for 1 from the foul line.
• Rookie Hollis Thompson had a career-high nine rebounds in the loss. He also added 10 points and has scored in double-digits in three straight games. Thompson has started four straight games and is averaging 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game over that span.
• Denver went 26 for 34 from the foul line and went 7 for 18 on long two-pointers. Meanwhile, the Sixers scored 64 points in the paint, got 15 fastbreak points and 20 second-chance points, but managed to get to the foul line for just 14 attempts.
• Veteran Nate Robinson came off the bench and led the Nuggets with 20 points. It’s the second game this season Robinson has posted 20-plus off the bench. Meanwhile, the Nuggets got 54 points from their bench players on Saturday.
• Since scoring a season-high 36 points on 12-for-16 shooting with six three-pointers on Nov. 13, James Anderson is 44 for 116 (37.9 percent) from the field, including 15 for 60 (25 percent) from three-point range in his last 12 games.
• At 7-14 the Sixers are two games behind Boston for first place in the Atlantic Division.