76ers, Wells Fargo Center, played a Gladiator video with Tyrese Maxey as Maximus during his 38-point explosion against Raptors in Game One
Tyrese Maxey caught fire last night in the Philadelphia 76ers 131-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors in game one of the NBA Playoffs, scoring 38 points in his first career playoff start, including 21-points in the third quarter alone.
Maxey finished the night shooting shooting 67 percent (14-for-21) from the floor and 5-for-8 from three point range. He is the youngest player EVER to score 38 points while shooting 67 percent from the floor. What’s even more impressive, is that Maxey turned the ball over ZERO TIMES.
Only three players EVER in 76ers’ franchise history have managed to do that – Jeff Hornacek (1992), Iverson (2000 through 2005) and Jimmy Butler in 2018.
Maxey joined Anthony Edwards, Ja Morant, and Jordan Poole as one of four players under 23 years old that scored 30+ points during game one of the NBA playoffs yesterday, and now is the third youngest player in NBA postseason history with a 38-point game, behind only Magic Johnson (42) and Lebron James (41, 38, 45).
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As Maxey took over the game, videos from inside the Wells Fargo Center going absolutely INSANE for the 21-year old started to pop up on social media. In the midst of a 23-point second half effort, the Wells Fargo Center started running videos on the jumbotron of Tyrese Maxey depicting Maximus from Gladiator.
Tyrese Maxey – Maximus Gladiator
Originally tweeted by Sergen Hasan Kumaş (@sergenkumas) on April 17, 2022.
When you have two guys on your roster not named Joel Embiid and James Harden scoring 26 points (Tobias Harris) and in Maxey’s case 38 points, the Sixers have a chance to be a major problem for any team that they face throughout the NBA playoffs.
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The 76ers will take the court for game two against the Toronto Raptors tomorrow night in South Philadelphia.