76ers wearily beat the lifeless Kings
Out of all the late night 76ers games that I have stayed up for, this is the most regrettable one. I’ve never really seen this team as a job to keep up with, but this game felt like the witching hour at a day job on a Monday, miserable. It was a low scoring, ugly game where the Sixers rotation only went seven men deep due to injuries and safety protocols. The Kings were at full strength in this game and still couldn’t put the Sixers away, they are a joke of a franchise. I wish them nothing but the worst to be honest, just move to Seattle already.
Tyrese Maxey was the main attraction again tonight, scoring 24 points and continuing to impress as this team’s point guard. Another game without a turnover for this young man, his ball protection has increased without any decrease in offensive production, just constant encouragement from this kid. Following the game, he mentioned that his only approach every game is to “help his team win.” It’s hard not to love his game but even harder to dislike his personality, we are lucky to have him.
Matisse Thybulle changed tonight’s game. His impact is so noticeable from the second he steps on the floor, he makes life so difficult for the opposing team. His relentless defensive attack creates so many opportunities for this team to push the pace and get easy buckets, which he was able to capitalize on by scoring 15 points for his season high.
There was a long struggle late in this game but Shake Milton came to the rescue with a few clutch buckets. He finished the game with 16 points, and has stepped into a larger role quite nicely over the past week. Milton seems to relish the bigger moments in games, not that they always come to fruition but it was nice to see him come up big in tonight’s matchup.
Andre Drummond deserves some love for his performance tonight, where he had 23 rebounds. Philadelphia thoroughly struggled on the boards when he went to the bench, and relied on him pretty heavily on the defensive end as well. He came up with some clutch rebounds and even a big time dunk to go ahead late on this one.
Nobody gives a shit about the Kings, really, I don’t think I’ve met a real Sacramento fan. The 76ers were without Joel Embiid, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, and Seth Curry and they still pulled out a victory. I would give credit to the Sixers but the Kings really just stink, Fox doesn’t care, Hield is somehow coming off the bench, and their coach just got fired yesterday following a fan throwing up on the court.
They don’t deserve to win any basketball games. I would love to tell you that this was a fun game, but it wasn’t, I’m just glad the Sixers came out with the win.