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The Sixers beat the Lakers in an after dark showdown by a final score of 109-101. With an absolutely dominant performance from Danny Green, this win puts the Sixers two games up in the Eastern Conference, and one game behind the Jazz for the best record in the NBA.
Danny Green put on a clinic, notching 28 points and 5 rebounds, shooting 9-14 from the field and 8-12 from three point range. Facing off against his former team back in the Staples Center, Green certainly had this game circled on his calendar as a “prove it” game. He did exactly that tonight, putting the team on his back and hitting clutch shots down the wire to secure the win.
Seth Curry finished with 17, with Tobias tacking along 19, and 12 for Shake off the bench. Dwight Howard faced an early ejection after an absolutely horrendous technical foul was called on him. Dwight was immediately thrown out, and the Sixers were faced with zero listed centers on their lineup. Doc Rivers had to work with what he had tonight, not to mention he was already short handed.
Matisse Thybulle struggled from three point range tonight, but posted 4 steals and 7 rebounds in another good defensive game from the kid. Although Ben struggled throughout the night scoring wise, he still posted 9/12/7, and got to the stripe 11 times. Ben didn’t have the best game offensively, but his all around play on the court still had a major impact on tonight’s game.
The Sixers will continue their west coast swing Saturday night when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers. There is no announcement on when our new additions will join the team, especially with COVID guidelines bound to play an effect. Danny Green continues to play great basketball and hit clutch shots in crunch time, which is playing a huge role in this team’s current success. The Sixers collect a huge road win against a short handed Lakers team, who are now 5-5 in their last 10, and on a 3 game losing streak.
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