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.
The big fella hits big shots.@JoelEmbiid | #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/OdbUVmEXTG— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 13, 2018
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.
JJ Redick out here drilling 3's with one shoe on... pic.twitter.com/e5F1AfUFQq— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 13, 2018
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.
Little fancy pass from Simmons.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) November 13, 2018
He sends it over to Chandler for a bucket on the break and the Sixers lead, 74-68. pic.twitter.com/Q6IJOZx7bk
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?
Furkan Kormaz & Ben Simmons run the @sixers give-and-go to perfection! #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/5OpwfhpIAf— NBA (@NBA) November 13, 2018
Who is your Vice Nights Bell Ringer?
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