Turnovers and open looks thwart the Sixers vs. the Wizards
Evan Turner, here shooting over Marcin Gortat in Wednesday night's loss to Washington, is averaging 22.2 points and 5.4 rebounds this season. (USA Today Images)
A little deeper look at the stats from the Sixers' 116-102 loss (see story) to the Wizards on Wednesday night:
- Evan Turner scored his game-high 24 points on 9 for 13 shooting and hit his first three-pointer of the season. This season, Turner is 1 for 9 on three-pointers and 3 for 17 on shots longer than 15 feet.
- Spencer Hawes scored 23 points with 13 rebounds to notch his third double-double of the season. Hawes has scored 20-plus points in a game twice this season and has notched 20-plus in eight of his last 59 games after not doing it in his first 146 games as a Sixer.
- Michael Carter-Williams scored 19 points (8 for 21 shooting) with a team-high seven assists. Carter-Williams has 99 points in his first five games in the NBA, which is the most since Kevin Durant scored 113 in his first five games for Seattle in 2007-08. Allen Iverson scored 107 points in his first five games with the Sixers during his rookie year in 1996-97.
- The Sixers have scored at least 100 points in four of the five games this season. The Sixers averaged 93.2 points per game in 2012-13 and were last in the league in scoring. … The Sixers have allowed 100-plus points in every game this season. They allowed 100 or more points in only eight games last season.