Sixers Bell Ringer Season Ranking:
Joël Embiid – 18 years old
Tobias Harris – 13 years old
Ben Simmons – 7
Shake Milton – 5
Matisse Thybulle – 2
Danny Green – 2
Tyrese Maxey – 2
Dakota Mathias – 1
Furkan Korkmaz – 1
Tony Bradley – 1
While most teams probably weren’t thrilled about having to play the second of a back-to-back on the road, it almost felt like the Sixers weren’t afraid of a chance to wash away the taste of the spoiled crayfish okra. of their mouths with a match tonight against the tanking Thunder. Philadelphia was certainly shorthanded. Danny Green missed his first game as a Sixer with hip pain. Ironman Tobias Harris also got a night off to rest his sore knee. This left Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Seth Curry as typical starters, joined by Matisse Thybulle and Furkan Korkmaz at the start of the spot. It wasn’t quite a thread to take the win, as the ball game was tied at 8 pieces at the start of the first, but the Sixers were never left behind. They performed well just an hour and ten minute drive from Marlow, Oklahoma, where former Sixers team president Sam Hinkie grew up and played both defensive back and point guard for the Outlaws. It had something to do with the Sixers landing two All-Stars once. He also did a trade or two that helped land a certain Turkish flamethrower in Philadelphia, one of our bell ringing candidates here. But I won’t share who, you’ll have to guess.
The good guys took this one 117-93 and none of their regular starters scored more than 30 minutes. Let’s go to the bells tonight.
Joel Embiid: 27 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 assists, 10-17 FG, 7-9 feet
Doc Rivers hinted last night that due to a tough fall Embiid had in New Orleans, there was a chance Jo wouldn’t play tonight. But The Process adapted and put an end to the worries. Here, split the double on the way to a thunderous hoop:
Embiid settled for a multitude of flat-looking bricks against huge Maori Steven Adams yesterday. So it was nice to see him start to rediscover his medium touch tonight.
And while patrolling the painting here, Embiid doesn’t need a fragile hole to hide from that twist, flips it the other way around:
He will have a day to rest before a big game against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.
Ben Simmons: 13 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, a high +22 game, and not one but two mid-range pull-ups ?!
Ben hasn’t had a signing game for a few weeks, so it was nice to see him play well and experience some jump shots tonight. In the past, there were clubs like the Cavaliers or the Knicks where he could take the three points. Tonight, as a solid favorite, it was an opportunity for him to test some of these elbow looks on the pilot:
And this one:
It would be intriguing to see Simmons experiment with a few of these against stiffer competition as he becomes more comfortable. As much as it’s discussed and debated, it would make him a bigger threat on the half court if defenders were to respect those types of looks in addition to the rest of his arsenal.
Furkan Korkmaz: 20 points, 4-10 deep, career high 5 interceptions, 1 block, several rockers on rim
I don’t know what the Furk was in this man’s fried okra this morning, but he took the 3-rd term very seriously tonight. Korkmaz drilled 4 triples, helped himself with 5 hits, 1 block and a few rim shakers.
Furkan almost broke the panel. Listen to it Would’ve been the most unexpected back panel breaker smashing a back panel. https://t.co/26QigFqbjp
– Brian Jacobs – The Painted Lines (@BrianMikeJacobs) 11 avril 2021
Korkmaz had a Robert Covington style game tonight and continues to impress on this road trip, shooting the ball well but also entering passing lanes and playing the role of disruptor. Is it me or does he like to ride on road trips on the west coast?
Matisse Thybulle: 3 steals, 2 blocks, 3 rebounds, downtown 1-2, +12 plus-minus and other Matisse-like things
It’s such a line of statistics à la Matisse that it’s silly. While other shooting guards in a one-off start might have racked up 14 points, Matisse just cranked up stocks, or slocks, or whatever shorthand version of thefts and blocks you prefer. For the sake of beating the Nets, please give this man more minutes! He’s such a unique and fun player and turns the opponent’s medium offensive possessions into quick break-up opportunities for the Sixers. He’s a one-man momentum swinger:
Mike Scott: 13 points, 1 steal, 2 rebounds, 3-6 of 3, 5-9 on the court and a +9 on the bench
If there was one guy on the Sixers who could have used a big game, it was Mike Scott. The team signed a big stretch today, to Anthony Tolliver, who may or may not see the minutes during his ten-day contract. But if he did, Scott is a player who could presumably lose minutes. With that threatening the team, Scott certainly hasn’t shown any sign of pressure. The former UVA Cavalier had one of his best outings in some time, his highest point total since the Jan. 12 overtime win over the Heat. At +9 in just 19 minutes of action, his long-range bombs helped keep the head in hand, while also buying a key rest for the starters. If Tolliver thought breaking through the rotation was going to be a funnel ride, the Threegional manager had something to say about it tonight.
Mike Scott saw this 10 day signing.
– Paul Hudrick (@PaulHudrick) 11 avril 2021
Who’s the bell ringer tonight at OKC?
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