Sunday, December 5th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  9 responses

Jodie Meeks Starts, Scores 20 in First

Via the Philly Inqy: “In an effort to get another shooter on the floor, 76ers coach Doug Collins decided this week to insert guard Jodie Meeks into the starting lineup. On Saturday at the Well Fargo Center, the move paid off. Meeks got the Sixers headed toward a 109-91 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats by scoring 20 of his game-high 26 points in the first period. After making six of seven three-point attempts during the first 12 minutes, Meeks went on to also finish with personal highs in points, field goal attempts (15), field goals made (nine), three-point attempts (10), and three-point baskets (seven). Meeks’ previous high in points was 21, which he had reached three times, most recently against the Miami Heat on Nov. 26. ‘My teammates did a good job of finding me open, and I kept letting them fly,’ said Meeks, who entered the contest averaging 7.3 points per game. ‘After I hit my first one, I kept making them. Whatever I have to do to get the team started right. Tonight it was scoring.’ A crowd of 14,611 saw the Sixers improve to 6-14. Charlotte is now 7-13.”

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  • Mitya

    worth picking up in fantasy?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    scorer. flat out. He might could’ve used an extra year in Lexington w/ Pat and the Freshmen 4….imo they would’ve won the National chip….anyways he’s always been a scorer, I remember watching him drop 50 on UT…dude is special, glad to see he’s getting an opportunity to show it

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    The Bucks sure could use him back!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @YKnot, most definitely, I was thinking when he got drafted that he could at some point be the next Michael Redd

  • rainman10

    is the next Michael Redd a good thing?

  • connor

    shoulda stayed with milwaulkee after summer leaue was looking forward to watching him and jennings develop together

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Not sure why the Bucks gave up on him like that–I was wondering why he didn’t get the minutes. Good for him; hopefully he’s found his niche in Philly.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic fredd

    i was wondering ( bout the fantasy potential ) but finally i passed up .. just points and nothing else.

  • the truth

    that UT game when he dropped 50 was one of the best college performances i’ve ever seen