Curry scored 23 points, Maxey scored 20, and the 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 109-98
The Philadelphia 76ers were in Detroit last night to beat up on the Detroit Pistons for the second time in roughly a week. They improved to 7-2 on the season and extended their winning streak to five straight games. The most impressive part about it, is the fact that it really doesn’t matter who’s on the court. They have completely embraced the next man up mentality and last night was another example of that, with Tobias Harris and Furkan Korkmaz both sidelined.
Seth Curry 23 PTS | 4-8 3FG
Tyrese Maxey 20 PTS | 4 REB | 5 AST
Joel Embiid 19 PTS | 9 REB | 3 AST
Shake Milton 16 PTS | 8 REB | 5 AST
Georges Niang 14 PTS | 6 REB
Andre Drummond 8 PTS | 10 REB | 3 AST
Paul Reed 4 PTS | 9 REB
Matisse Thybulle 5 PTS | 3 BLK
Talk about a collective effort. Five players scored in double figures, starting with Seth Curry, who has been absolutely on fire to kick off the 2021 season. Curry dropped 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field. He was 50% from beyond the arc going 4-8. Think about this: Seth Curry had just 11 games all of last season in which he scored 20+ points. This year? Last night marked his fifth game with 20 or more.
Tyrese Maxey scored 20 points and had five assists, four rebounds, and two steals while shooting 66% from the floor. Shoutout our partners Parx Sportsbook, who had Tyrese Maxey at 15.5+ points last night for +105 odds. That’s cash. Keep an eye on his over/under point totals for the next week while the Sixers are shorthanded. Maxey is constantly growing, and in this game he proved his ability to take over as a scorer. His development as a passer has been a clear point of emphasis for him, and he even knocked down a pair of triples as well.
Shake Milton stepped in as a starter tonight with the depleted roster and was a solid replacement. Milton has been back in stride this season and contributed 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals in the win. Depending on the availability of the other player, I would expect to see a heavy dose of Shake going forward as he gets himself back in game-shape after being sidelined early on this season with a sprained ankle.
As for the Pistons, Jerami Grant scored 27 points while the No. 1 pick in last year’s NBA Draft Cade Cunningham had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
With the 76ers completing a back-to-back the last two nights, they will have Friday off before traveling to Chicago to take on the Bulls on Saturday. Make sure you bet with everyone here at The Liberty Line and sign up for a Parx Sportsbook account. If you deposit $25, that helps us out too.
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