Shorthanded 76ers snap 3-game winning streak, fall 121-111 to the Washington Wizards at home
While the entire sports community in the city of Philadelphia has been locked in to the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles and the Phillies World Series run, the 76ers are still playing basketball.
Last night, the 76ers returned home from a 4-game road trip and hoped to build off their 3-game win streak as they hosted the Washington Wizards, a team they just beat on Halloween.
Tyrese Maxey had another big night for the 76ers and the Sixers were able to hit 19 three-pointers but unfortunately, that wasn’t enough and the Wizards were able to walk away with a 121-111 win in South Philadelphia while the Phillies got no-hit across the street in Game 4 of the World Series.
To make matters worse, the Philadelphia Flyers were in Toronto and lost to the Maple Leafs, by a final score of 5-2.
76ers Top Performers from Last Night
- Tyrese Maxey: 11-20 FG, 5-9 3PT, 32 PTS, 4 AST, 2 REB
- James Harden: 8-18 FG, 3-8 3PT, 24 PTS, 10 AST, 5 REB
- Tobias Harris: 6-12, 4-5 3PT, 4 AST, 9 REB
Georges Niang and Danuel House Jr added a combined 25 points off the bench, shooting 5-for-11 from three point range. Other than that, the Sixers effort was pretty lackluster.
The 76ers were already shorthanded against the Wizards with Joel Embiid and DeAnthony Melton both out. During last night’s game, Matisse Thybulle, who started in place of Melton, played a ton of minutes in the first half before being pulled in the third quarter. Thybulle did not return to action and Doc Rivers spoke with the media after the game saying that he believed Thybulle sprained his ankle.
Up Next for the 76ers
The Sixers have the day off today before hosting the New York Knicks Friday at the Wells Fargo Center.