Seth Curry hits dagger as 76ers hold off Bulls
The 76ers hold on to the lead despite a late push by the Bulls and win 103-98 in thrilling fashion. Seth Curry came up large, hitting a mid-range dagger and Joel Embiid made an unbelievable block on Demar Derozan to maintain the lead in the final seconds.
Seth Curry led the charge again tonight with 22 points and hit a tough shot to close out the win. Curry has been incredible throughout this season and tonight was no different, 9/14 from the field and 2/4 from deep. We have been asking for a player to close out games, and Curry has delivered thus far.
Joel Embiid struggled from the field against Chicago but was still a major catalyst in the win. Defensively Embiid is proving his value on a nightly basis and made the play of the night with a huge block.
Georges Niang keeps making a mark on the 76ers, adding 18 points and 4/8 from three. His defensive versatility, floor spacing, and basketball IQ have been an incredible addition to this team.
Overall, it was a solid collective effort with five players in double figures; Maxey stepped up and has continually improved as this team’s point guard. Matisse Thybulle has also risen to the occasion, getting the start in this one, and also hit a pair of threes while playing his patented lock-down defense in the process.
This team is actually good, with or without Simmons, and they have been becoming increasingly more fun as they get acclimated to each other. The 76ers improve to 6-2, tied with the best record in the Eastern Conference.