At the Buzzer:
In new seasons, beating the Golden Condition Warriors (36-15) at Oracle Arena has been a single of the hardest items an NBA workforce can do.
Thursday, with a nationwide Television viewers watching, the 76ers (34-18) did precisely that.
Mere several hours soon after staying named to his to start with All-Star workforce, Ben Simmons delivered what Brett Brown referred to as the Australian’s “very best NBA activity.”
Simmons completed with 26 factors, eight rebounds (5 offensive), 6 helps, and a few steals, and was a driving drive in the Sixers’ remarkable 113-104 victory in the Bay.
“I just imagined he performed the complete activity,” Brett Brown said of Simmons. “He was a large chief.”
Simmons wasn’t on your own in encouraging the Sixers snap a 10-activity skid to the Warriors, both.
Joel Embiid scored 26 factors as nicely, including 4 consecutive free throws down the stretch, and grabbed 20 boards.
Landry Shamet (10 pts), Jonah Bolden (8 pts, 5 reb), and Mike Muscala (4 pts) delivered a crucial enhance from the bench, though JJ Redick completed with 15 factors.
“They showed a whole lot of togetherness,” said Brown, who, upon the urging of his players, rang the locker place victory bell. “It’s a amazing gain. This group, myself involved, we have not beaten Golden Condition. It is a fantastic night time.”
Fueled by a 42-issue 3rd quarter, the Sixers maintained their lead in the course of the fourth frame, heading up 108-101 with just beneath two minutes remaining.
Blocked pictures from Simmons and Muscala on consecutive belongings have been followed by two clutch free throws from Embiid, which place the Sixers up 110-101 with 1:08 on the clock.
Times afterwards, Steph Curry (41 pts) strike a single of his 10 3-tips on the night time, chopping Golden State’s deficit to 6.
But the Sixers’ personal sharp shooter, Redick, responded with a a few of his personal to seal the remaining margin.
Prior to Thursday’s contest, the Warriors hadn’t shed considering that Jan. 3, as the Sixers snapped the defending champs’ 11-activity successful streak.
Whilst each teams shot 46.6 % from the subject, the Sixers outrebounded the Warriors, 49-37, and strike 19 free throws to the Warriors’ 11.
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Yup, that appears to be like an All-Star.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 1, 2019
The Sixers will near their 4-activity street vacation Saturday in Sacramento against the Kings. Buddy Hield leads his workforce with 20.2 factors for each activity, though De’Aaron Fox paces his workforce in helps (7.2 apg) and steals (1.7 spg). The Kings are 3-3 in their past 6.