James Harden, still talking about Daryl Morey, goes on record about a ‘promised max contract’ from the Sixers
Remember James Harden? In a recent interview with Sam Amick of The Athletic, he was…
The Philadelphia 76ers improved to 8-1 on the season last night following their 137-126 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Last night, Tyrese Maxey dropped a 50 burger on the heads of the Indiana Pacers. He tallied seven rebounds, five assists, and three blocks with seven three pointers made from beyond the arc.
Maxey became the youngest 76ers player to have a 45+ point game since Allen Iverson, who accomplished that feat in 1997. The stat line of 50 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three blocks has only been achieved by two other players in NBA history. The other two players? Michael Jordan (1992) and Kobe Bryant (2003).
Following the game, Maxey spoke with Taryn Hatcher about what fueled his 50-point performance. The 76ers’ guard took zero credit and instead, gave full honor to Kelly Oubre Jr.
“Man, this had nothing to do with me. This is all Kelly Oubre, man. We’re praying for him. Love my dog. I just met him, but I love him. I hope he gets well soon.”
In the locker room following last night’s win, Nick Nurse delivered the game ball to Tyrese Maxey while Rico Hines attempted to get Oubre on a FaceTime. While they weren’t able to get through, they recorded the video to send to their teammate, who was at home recovering.
Oubre was struck by a reckless driver in a hit-and-run while walking near his residence in Center City on Friday night. He sustained broken ribs and multiple cuts and bruises in the accident and expected to miss significant time. He will be working with the Sixers’ medical staff and be reevaluated next week.
Kelly Oubre Jr. started off his debut Sixers season on fire, averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game on 50 percent shooting from the field. After starting the season on the bench, he played his way into the starting lineup following the James Harden trade that sent PJ Tucker to the Clippers.
Up Next for the Philadelphia 76ers – NBA Cup Time
Embiid and Maxey will be back in action tomorrow night at the Wells Fargo Center for Game 2 of the NBA In-Season Tournament against the Indiana Pacers. The Sixers are currently 1-0 in tournament play, after beating the Pistons in Detroit on Friday night.