Young Guys Shine as the Sixers Win The Regular Season Finale 128-117
The Philadelphia 76ers would take the final game of the regular season vs the Orlando Magic by a final score of 128-117. With the regular season coming to a conclusion, the real basketball is getting ready to start. The Sixers recorded a 49-23 record this season, which will give this team home court advantage throughout all of the eastern conference playoffs.
The Sixers would start with Hill/Maxey/Milton/Korkmaz/Howard on Sunday night to close out the regular season. Tyrese Maxey was hot throughout the first half, with 18 points, shooting 100% from the field, 100% from three, and 100% from the stripe in his first 17 minutes. Maxey’s splits in games that he’s started this year have been marginally better, and he proved that in last night’s regular season finale.
With no implications on last night’s game, the team was just out there having fun. A Tyrese Maxey takeover, BBall Paul minutes, Isaiah Joe threes, and an absolute SLAM by Rayjon Tucker would highlight the first half, but the team would head into halftime trailing the Orlando Magic 65-60.
Tyrese Maxey would continue to shine for the team tonight. Driving layups, pull up threes, and aggressive basketball would push him to 28 points on 11/16 shooting through three quarters. A 39 point quarter for the Sixers, as they would take a 99-90 lead into the fourth.
The Sixers would continue their exciting basketball into the fourth and finish off the game by a final score of 128-117. The Eastern Conference leaders would finish their 2020-2021 regular season with a 49-23 record (.681%), their highest winning percentage since 2001. The team now waits for the results of the play in tournament, for their eventual first round matchup.
|Tyrese Maxey||30 PTS||7 REB||6 AST||11/19 FG|
|Shake Milton||15 PTS||4 REB||9 AST||6/13 FG|
|Isaiah Joe||17 PTS||3 REB||2 AST||4/10 3PT|
|Paul Reed||17 PTS||12 REB||3 AST||7/13 FG|
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia 76ers