Shake Milton and Ben Simmons lead the Sixers to 125-108 win over Miami
Shake Milton had his best performance of the season putting up 31 points off the bench on 11/15 shooting and Ben Simmons notched his 30th career triple-double as the Sixers defeated the Miami Heat skeleton crew 125-108. Milton passed the ball really well dishing out seven assists to go along with his dominant scoring effort.
Rookie Tyrese Maxey was impressive yet again as he looks to make a push for a starting spot, scoring 15 points in just 26 minutes. Maxey looks extremely comfortable creating his own shots and continues his fantastic hot streak.
After all the controversy yesterday surrounding James Harden being traded to Brooklyn, Simmons came ready to play tonight. Ben Simmons made an impact in every aspect of the game, scoring 10 points to go along with 10 rebounds, 12 assists, and three steals.
While everyone will certainly say that Ben is still not up to par offensively, he was able to consistently drive into the paint and kick-it out to the open man along the perimeter. Miami nearly every possession sent a second man into the paint to prevent Ben from driving to the rim and he made them pay.
Joel Embiid was not himself tonight but was able to rest up tonight thanks to a 61-point bench effort. Embiid finished with 9 points and 5 rebounds following his MVP showing on Tuesday where he had 45 points and 16 rebounds on the second leg of a back-to-back.
For Miami, Duncan Robinson had another big showing. After having 26 points on Tuesday, he followed it up with 22 points and 4/8 from deep.
The 76ers now move to 9-4 on the season with the second-most wins in the league. Philadelphia has Friday off before traveling to Memphis to play the Grizzlies on Saturday and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
Mandatory Credit: Steven M. Falk Philadelphia Inquirer
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