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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 42

What a difference a day makes

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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

Bell Ringer Season Standings:

Joel Embiid - 14
Ben Simmons - 12
Jimmy Butler - 5
JJ Redick - 5
Robert Covington - 1
Dario Saric - 1
T.J. McConnell - 1
Furkan Korkmaz - 1
Landry Shamet - 1

One night after getting blown out by the Sixers in Philadelphia, the Wizards returned the favor in Washington. The Sixers turned it over 24 times and allowed Washington to shoot 54.0% from the field in a 123-106 Wizards victory. Here are the slim pickings for Bell Ringer:

Joel Embiid: 35 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks

JoJo gave us a brief injury scare in this one, getting his left knee looked at, but returned to the contest to put up game-highs in points, rebounds, blocks, and yes, turnovers (tied with Simmons). The amount of careless giveaways were bad, but Embiid was the most consistent source of offense throughout the game for the Sixers. He was a beast down low, repeatedly marching his way to the charity stripe and crashing the offensive glass. In spite of the turnovers, it’s hard to blame the defeat on Embiid when he received so little help putting the ball in the basket from his teammates.

Jimmy Butler: 23 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Butler was the lone member of the Big 3 to take care of the ball, turning it over just once. After getting off to a slow start, Butler scored 15 points in the second half, grabbing 4 offensive rebounds, and going 7-for-8 at the line (9-for-10 for the entire game). He helped the Sixers briefly look like they might make a game of it, cutting the Washington lead to 12 points with a pair of free throws midway through the fourth quarter, before Bradley Beal took to shooting off fireballs like Liu Kang again and severed any hope of a comeback.

Ben Simmons: 15 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals

Like Embiid, Ben also turned it over seven times; unlike Embiid, he struggled mightily to score for the majority of the first half. Still, he eventually strung some buckets together, and had some really gorgeous passes over the course of the game, including some fancy spoon-fed dishes to Embiid under the basket.

Furkan Korkmaz: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Korkmaz hit three 3-pointers in the final minute and a half of the game, during absolute garbage time. Maybe something to build on? It was a rough night for the Sixers.


Who is your DC defeat Bell Ringer?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Joel Embiid
    (348 votes)
  • 19%
    Jimmy Butler
    (96 votes)
  • 4%
    Ben Simmons
    (22 votes)
  • 7%
    Furkan Korkmaz
    (36 votes)
502 votes total Vote Now

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