Sixers bench explodes for 67 points in 130-114 win over Indiana Pacers
The Sixers came out the gate swinging tonight, dominating the entire night in their 130-114 win over the Indiana Pacers. Joel Embiid was questionable going into tonight’s game but didn’t show any inclination of an injury during his 24 point outing. The Sixers move to 23-12 and remain in first place in the Eastern Conference.
Philly’s bench has been a significant concern the last several games, but they came in huge tonight. Shake Milton broke a longstanding slump and had 26 points on over 50% shooting. Furkan Korkmaz led the team with six made threes, finishing with 19 points.
Ben Simmons had another impressive showing, continuing to attack the rim aggressively and having great production on offense. Simmons finished with 18 points on 7/11 shooting. Simmons was tremendous defensively and was a huge part in shutting down Malcolm Brogdon and the Pacers’ backcourt.
Joel Embiid was able to get his way down low, having 24 points in just 27 minutes of play. Myles Turner had no answer for Joel on offense tonight after claiming he felt confident he could shut him down last month. Embiid now gets a day’s rest before facing Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz.
The 76ers will host the Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz for their final regular-season matchup on Wednesday. Wednesday’s game will be the Sixers’ last game before the All-Star weekend, which will include Joel, Ben, and head coach Doc Rivers.