Box Score Bits for January 10 – Kings/76ers
January 10, 2012
DeMarcus Cousins (17 pts, 10 reb, 2 blk) — Cousins posted his third straight double-double, and in those three games since the ouster of coach Paul Westphal on January 5, he is averaging an impressive 17.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks. The blocks are a particularly exciting development over his rookie-year rate of just 0.8 per game.
Elton Brand (21 pts, 10 reb, 3 blk, 10-14 FG) — A vintage performance from Brand who easily surpassed his previous season high of 12 points. Spencer Hawes, who has been cutting into Brand’s production, left the game after just 11 minutes with a lower back strain and did not return. Brand still didn’t play huge minutes, however, giving the Sixers a ton of production in just 25:11 of court time. The veteran power forward had five 20-and-10 games last season.
Evan Turner (16 pts, 10 reb, 8 ast) — This was easily Turner’s most complete game of the young season (and of his career) as he posted season highs in rebounds and assists while seeing nearly 34 minutes of action. It was only the 4th double-digit rebound game of his career and his 8 assists were a career high.
Team note: The 76ers shot 56.6% (47-83) from the field and six players scored in double digits. Philadelphia improved to 7-2 and has won six straight dating back to December 31.