For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post.
Bell Ringer Season Standings:
Joel Embiid - 10
Ben Simmons - 6
Jimmy Butler - 5
JJ Redick - 4
Robert Covington - 1
Dario Saric - 1
T.J. McConnell - 1
Furkan Korkmaz - 1
The Sixers held a 10-point halftime lead, but a listless second half, and a combined 3-22 shooting performance from Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, and Furkan Korkmaz, led to a 113-101 loss to the Pacers. Here are your Bell Ringer candidates:
Joel Embiid: 40 points, 21 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
In the last 35 years, three Sixers players have tallied at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game.
Embiid carried the squad in the first half, heading into the locker room with 28 points and 14 rebounds. The game seemed to be slowing for him, recognizing a double team and spinning away to hit a jumper, or finding an open teammate with a pass. He crashed the glass hard, finishing with 8 offensive rebounds on the game, and repeatedly powered through Myles Turner for dunks or trips to the free throw line. After halftime, Embiid became more passive and struggled with some sloppy turnovers, but on the whole, it was an outstanding performance from the franchise big man. Despite the loss, we’ll always have this play where a whirlwind of Embiid post moves made Turner look like one of the cows in Twister.
JJ Redick: 22 points, 3 assists, 1 block
Entering play mired in a three-game mini-slump, Redick broke out from the opening tip, hitting his first three shots of the game. He and Embiid were working their patented two-man game to great success. With nothing much working for the Sixers offensively in the second half, Redick helped lead the last charge to try and keep the Sixers in the game. The sharpshooter hit two threes in a 90-second span and sank an inventive reverse lay-in, accounting for his 8 points in the final period. Still, a 4-12 night from behind the arc maybe can’t qualify as a true breakout performance.
Ben Simmons: 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Simmons started out the game very aggressively, posting up for a bucket on the game’s opening possession and making a trio of field goals in the first quarter. As the game went on, he had less success in post-up situations, and struggled with a 4-8 mark at the foul line. Was this one-handed rebound and assist more evidence for the “Simmons should be shooting right-handed” crowd?
Ben Simmons' offensive rebound and touch pass to set up Embiid was so good pic.twitter.com/1FN1niBlFa— Tom West (@TomWestNBA) December 15, 2018
Jimmy Butler: Nicely attired.
I have to give a shoutout here to the injured star’s wide-pinstripe look.
Jimmy Butler, with quite the look. pic.twitter.com/nErg8brTbB— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) December 15, 2018
Who is your ‘second straight home loss’ Bell Ringer?
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