James Harden triple-double leads the Sixers past the Pistons, 123-111 final
The Philadelphia 76ers were without both Joel Embiid and PJ Tucker this afternoon in Detroit, but still managed to walk away with a relatively easy 123-111 win over the Pistons.
The Sixers led 71-54 at halftime thanks to Montrezl Harrell’s 16 points and James Harden scoring 13 points to go along with 10 rebounds and nine assists. Harden completed his triple-double performance just 27 seconds into the third quarter when he found Tobias Harris to put the Sixers up 19 points.
James Harden: 20 Points, 11 Rebounds, 11 Assists.
Montrezl Harrell got the start at center for the Sixers and had yet another successful performance scoring 20 points with six rebounds. Tyrese Maxey added 23 points to lead the Sixers in scoring, with Tobias Harris scoring 12 points with five rebounds. Off the bench, Georges Niang (14) and Paul Reed (16) also had strong games.
Paul Reed: 16 Points, 12 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 3 Steals
Up Next for the Sixers
The Sixers improved to 24-15 on the season and have now won four out of their last five games. They will play the Pistons again on Tuesday night at The Well.