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.
Robert Covington gets himself back into the play for the recovery block. Best performance on the season from the reigning NBA All-Defensive First team member. pic.twitter.com/NAdULurHnk— Jake Hyman (@RealJakeHyman) October 28, 2018
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.
Who is your Game 6 Bell Ringer?
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