Sixers Move to 5-1 After Convincing Win Against The Hornets
The 76ers won their 3rd straight game tonight against the Hornets 127-112, moving them to 5-1 to tie the Phoenix Suns for the best record in the NBA. A full team effort in tonight’s victory, with 6 different players score double figures.
Harris and Curry
Two crucial performances tonight by Tobias Harris and Seth Curry, in a game where Joel Embiid only scored 19 points, these two stepped up to combine for 45 points. Curry and Harris have both impressed in the Sixers’ recent victories and loudly kept that trend afloat tonight.
Tobias Harris has continued playing well, leading the team with 24 points and 9 rebounds, and has drastically improved his decision making, and shot selection in the process of the last 4 games. Harris has been unreal from beyond the arc, shooting 4/7 tonight, and his defense has been quietly incredible, adding 4 steals and 3 blocks tonight.
Along with Harris, Seth Curry has become a spark for this offense, contributing 21 points with incredible efficiency (8/11 FG 3/6 3pt FG), while also finding himself as a secondary playmaker with 6 assists on the night.
Ben Simmons Triple Double
Ben Simmons has the innate ability to control almost every aspect of a game, and although his scoring numbers have been down, his control of the game has been on full display thus far. Simmons collected his first triple-double of the season (29th career), with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. The Fresh Prince has been making statements with his all-around play all season, and his performance tonight reassured that.
The Sixers have been playing a team-oriented style of basketball that has provided a number of players to score. As mentioned earlier, 6 players scored in double figures, and 7 different players made at least one deep ball in the contest. As a team, Philadelphia was able to 59.5% from the floor, and 45.7% from behind the arc. If the Sixers shoot like they did tonight, it will continue to be very difficult to beat them.
Joel Embiid and Shake Milton are not to be left out of the fun, putting up 19 and 18 points respectively. The Sixers play against Charlotte again on January 4th.
The Hornets were led by Terry Rozier who dropped 35 points and 3 assists, and since I am sure everyone is concerned, Lamelo Ball scored 13 points on 4/12 shooting and had 5 assists.
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