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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 15

At least the Heat can take solace in their sweet jerseys.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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

Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 6; Ben Simmons - 3; JJ Redick - 2; Robert Covington - 1; Dario Saric - 1; T.J. McConnell - 1.

There was the free throw that shocked the world. You’ll hear a lot about it elsewhere. There was also a basketball game, which the Sixers won, 124-114. Here are your Bell Ringer candidates from said game:

Joel Embiid: 35 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assists

When Joel Embiid plays the Miami Heat, expect a parade to the free throw line. The big man overpowered Miami’s frontline, hitting a whopping 16 of 20 attempts at the charity stripe. Both Hassan Whiteside and Kelly Olynyk finished the game with 5 personal fouls. Embiid was not only a beast on the interior, collecting 6 offensive rebounds, he also showed off his “watching white people on YouTube” stroke from the outside. JoJo went 3-4 from three, including this rockback in Whiteside’s face to put the nail in the coffin in the final minutes.

JJ Redick: 25 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists

The return to the starting lineup certainly appears to agree with Redick, who shot the ball well, not only hitting spot-up shots, but routinely pump faking and working himself into a better look. There’s not much new to say about Redick’s game at this point; he’s a veteran who has perfected his craft. Even losing a shoe couldn’t slow him down tonight.

Ben Simmons: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal

It was a fairly quiet night for Simmons, who only attempted 7 field goal attempts, largely deferring to teammates Embiid and Redick when those guys had things working. Still, Simmons picked his spots well, and was very efficient when he did opt to attack the basket. He had a huge flush following Embiid’s late three that was icing on the cake, and earlier flushed home a pretty alley-oop off a feed from Mike Muscala. As usual, Simmons also dished out some gorgeous feeds himself in the open court.

Furkan Korkmaz: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Korkmaz dropped a career-high in points, and while the 3-6 night from behind the arc is nice to see, he provided a lot more than shooting. The Turkish guard had a sweet drive to the hole in the game’s closing moments, was getting up and down the floor, and showed great activity on the defensive end. Korkmaz had a steal, took a charge, and earning himself a spot in Brett Brown’s closing five. Is it too late to rethink not picking up that team option?


Who is your Vice Nights Bell Ringer?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Joel Embiid
    (333 votes)
  • 6%
    JJ Redick
    (32 votes)
  • 1%
    Ben Simmons
    (8 votes)
  • 27%
    Furkan Korkmaz
    (141 votes)
514 votes total Vote Now

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