November 20 Philadelphia Daily News:
“WHEN THINGS IN LIFE aren’t going well in one area, sometimes it’s good to get away and concentrate on something else.
Same thing in sports.
Nothing has gone well for Sixers center Spencer Hawes lately. His offense has been pretty much nonexistent and his inability to defend has kept him on the bench for the majority of games.
His backup, Marreese Speights, one of the best big-man scorers off the bench in the NBA, lost his jumper – and confidence – sometime between training camp and the start of the season, and swingman Thaddeus Young has suffered through a slump that has lasted almost a year now.
Last night, at the Wells Fargo Center, against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, those three found plenty of ways to remain occupied and contribute to the team’s 90-79 victory, its third win of the season.
Hawes was active throughout the night, keeping rebounds alive, sliding over to help defensively and going after the ball as if it always belonged to him. He finished with nine points and seven rebounds while playing a season-high 25 minutes.”
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