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Tobias Harris Puts The Sixers On His Back

Tobias Harris and the Sixers avoided further turmoil tonight with a home win against the lowly Knicks. After the embarrassing loss at Cleveland the night prior, somebody had to step up and steer this team back on course without their two All-Stars. Tobias stepped up out of the gate, scoring 29 points through 3 quarters. He finished the night with 34 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds on 14/21 shooting. Shake Milton contributed mightily for the second night in a row filling in for Ben Simmons scoring 19 points of his own. $109M Al Horford had his best game in awhile recording a near triple-double. He finished the night with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists in 33 minutes. The Sixers move to 28-2 at home this season for the first time since 1983. The Sixers went on to win the Finals that year.

Sixers couldn’t miss from deep

I know it was against a dreadful Knicks defense but the Sixers shot at an incredibly high 48% from 3. Tobias Harris hit 3/6 from 3 while Shake Milton and Al Horford shot a combined 9/9 from deep. Considering the Sixers are currently 18th in the league in 3P%, this shooting performance was a welcome sight.

Kyle O’Quinn brings much-needed energy

O’Quinn made just his 6th appearance in 30 games tonight in reserve of Joel Embiid. His fresh legs brought some hustle to the Sixers as he grabbed 10 rebounds in 14 minutes. I believe he’s always deserving of playing time, even when Embiid returns to the lineup. They’ll need that energy when they visit Staples Center on Sunday to face the Clippers.

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  1. […] Tobias was going to get the max money elsewhere. And he deserves to. That’s just the nature of the NBA and the business side of things. He’s never going to be the star max contract player everyone wants him to be but he most certainly will be the guy who puts up 20 points a game, with decent rebounds and assist numbers to go with it. He’s a rock of consistency on a team that desperately needs one. […]

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