Richaun Holmes Fills Shoes for Sixers

By on March 21, 2017

Orlando, Fla. – – With both of Philadelphia’s bigs out Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor with injuries, the 76ers needed

Okafor last year vs the Magic. (Kim Klement / USA Today Sports)

someone to step up. In tonight’s game vs. the Orlando Magic, it had everyone questioning who is this number 22.

Richaun Holmes was the 37th pick for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015 draft and played his college career at Moraine Valley Community College and before transferring to Bowling Green.

Holmes made the best of his 42 minutes on the floor. He finished the game with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 assists. He took advantage of the Magic’s poor interior defense and even silenced the crowd with a couple powerful dunks. Holmes also played aggressively on defense grabbing 5 offensive rebounds and fouling out of the game. Unfortunately for the Sixers, his monster performance wasn’t enough and the 76er’s lost in overtime 109 to 112.

Of course, Joel Embiid is the man in Philly. But, should Jahlil Okafor be worried about Holmes breakout performance? During the trade deadline Okafor was being discussed, but instead, the 76ers stunned everyone by trading forward Nerlens Noel. So far in March, Holmes is averaging 12.9 points a game and 6.3 rebounds compared to Okafor’s 13.4 points and 5.1 rebounds.  Once Okafor recovers from his right knee injury it’ll be interesting to see which big Philadelphia gives the minutes to and if the competition brings out the best in both players. For now, Richaun Holmes will continue to benefit from the extended minutes.

76ers
STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
R. HolmesPF 42 11-19 1-4 1-1 5 9 14 4 1 1 1 6 -4 24
D. SaricPF 26 6-14 2-5 4-4 0 5 5 0 1 1 1 6 -8 18
R. CovingtonSF 45 9-22 3-9 3-3 5 8 13 0 4 2 2 5 +1 24
T.J. McConnellPG 34 6-15 0-2 4-4 0 1 1 11 3 0 3 0 -3 16
T. Luwawu-CabarrotSG 23 0-4 0-2 2-2 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 6 +5 2
BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
S. LongPF 11 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 4 +1 4
S. RodriguezPG 19 0-8 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 1 +0 0
J. AndersonSG 27 0-2 0-2 1-2 0 7 7 1 2 0 2 4 -8 1
N. StauskasSG 39 6-17 3-9 5-6 1 4 5 2 2 0 5 2 +1 20
J. OkaforC DNP-RIGHT KNEE INJURY
T. SplitterC DNP-RIGHT CALF
G. HendersonSG DNP-REST
TEAM 39-102 9-34 22-24 13 40 53 26 15 6 16 34 109
38.2% 26.5% 91.7%
Magic
STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
A. GordonPF 32 4-7 0-0 9-11 0 3 3 4 0 1 2 6 +3 17
T. RossSF 35 4-15 2-9 5-5 0 5 5 2 1 1 4 1 +0 15
N. VucevicC 36 10-23 0-1 6-6 5 8 13 2 1 0 0 2 +0 26
E. PaytonPG 31 5-9 0-0 0-0 5 8 13 4 3 1 4 5 +14 10
E. FournierSG 37 6-12 1-5 6-10 1 3 4 3 2 0 4 2 +6 19
BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
J. GreenSF 16 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 -3 4
B. BiyomboC 17 3-5 0-0 1-1 2 4 6 0 0 1 0 3 +3 7
C.J. WatsonPG 4 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 -4 0
D.J. AugustinPG 18 1-5 1-1 2-2 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 -7 5
M. HezonjaSG 19 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 2 -5 0
J. MeeksSG 20 1-9 0-3 7-9 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 +8 9
D. RudezSF DNP-COACH’S DECISION
C. WilcoxSG DNP-COACH’S DECISION
TEAM 35-93 4-23 38-46 14 41 55 19 10 4 18 22 112
37.6% 17.4% 82.6%
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