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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 6

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The Sixers remain undefeated at home.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post.

Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 2; JJ Redick - 2; Ben Simmons - 1.

The home cooking was sweet once again, as Philadelphia moved to 3-0 at home and .500 overall on the season with a 105-103 win over Charlotte. Here are Saturday night’s candidates for Bell Ringer honors.

Robert Covington: 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 blocks

The quintessential game for Robert Covington’s army of supporters in the blogosphere. Covington was very efficient on the offensive end (6-11 FG, 4-7 3PT), and everywhere off-the-ball defensively. Steals, blocks, deflections, loose balls - name a hustle play, Robert Covington probably made it. He also stepped up in the clutch, knocking down a huge three-pointer to extend the Sixers’ lead back to 4 with less than two minutes left, and helping down for a tremendous block of Cody Zeller’s shot at the rim inside the final minute.

Joel Embiid: 27 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks

27 points and 14 rebounds, and the consensus from Sixers fans is probably something along the lines, “Yeah, Embiid was pretty good tonight, I guess.” You can chalk the big man up for at least 25 & 10 any given night, which is fairly incredible. Also fairly incredible? The fact that the guy considered one of the most injury-prone players in the league rolled his ankle the day before, was a legitimate game-time decision, and played a team-high 37 minutes. The conditioning issues appear to be largely in the past.

Markelle Fultz: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Fultz looked confident Saturday night, hitting a jumper and recording 4 assists against just a single turnover. However, where he really shined was in transition, showing off a gorgeous spin move in the first half and going coast-to-coast off a steal for a crowd-pleasing slam early in the fourth quarter.

JJ Redick: 15 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists

The Sixers second half starter was off the mark most of the evening, but found the range when it mattered most, scoring 9 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. Redick was involved in two pivotal fourth quarter sequences: getting fouled by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on a three-point attempt, causing MKG to bang the scorer’s table in frustration and get tagged with a technical foul, and knocking down a triple to break a tie with two minutes remaining.

Dario Saric: 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist

Dario went scoreless in the second half, but his 11 points on 4-5 shooting in the first half provided hope that his early struggles stemming from a long offseason schedule overseas might be in the past.

Poll

Who is your Game 6 Bell Ringer?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Robert Covington
    (244 votes)
  • 24%
    Joel Embiid
    (85 votes)
  • 3%
    Markelle Fultz
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    JJ Redick
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Dario Saric
    (6 votes)
350 votes total Vote Now