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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 51

Sixers hold off some runs from the Lakers to grab the win

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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

Bell Ringer Season Standings:

Joel Embiid - 18
Ben Simmons - 15
Jimmy Butler - 6
JJ Redick - 5
Robert Covington - 1
Dario Saric - 1
T.J. McConnell - 1
Furkan Korkmaz - 1
Landry Shamet - 1
Corey Brewer - 1

The starting five was back on the floor for Philadelphia, helping the Sixers to a 121-105 victory in Los Angeles. Here are your Bell Ringer candidates.

Joel Embiid: 28 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block

Joel Embiid was his usual self in the LA limelight as he dropped 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists. Two of his 28 points were on this almost laughably good bucket over Brandon Ingram.

Embiid adds another double-double to his season tally to tie Utah’s Rudy Gobert for the league lead of 41 on the season. Overall, it was a very solid showing for Embiid, although he did rack up six turnovers and looked somewhat lackadaisical at points when the Sixers extended their lead. He also had a scary moment when he failed to stuff a lob from Ben Simmons and landed awkwardly, immediately clutching his lower back. Reports on the injury/non-injury will probably be coming tomorrow.

Jimmy Butler: 20 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, 1 block

Jimmy Butler the point guard (!) had a very efficient and somewhat timid night offensively. He finished with 20 points on 9 shots from the field. He added five rebounds and six assists, along with five (!!!) steals and a block, as he finished +26 (Wilson Chandler was a team-high +27).

Jimmy also made it rather obvious why he made the trip out to Denver after seeing a wrist specialist in LA.

Ben Simmons: 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 block

Ben Simmons got off to a red-hot start, as he continues to relentlessly bury the already faded Ingram/Simmons debate from 2016.

However, Ben did slow down a bit and continued to miss bunnies around the rim, as he finished just 9-for-18 from the field for 19 points.

TallRondo vs RegularRondo went well too.

JJ Redick: 13 points, 2 assists, 1 steal

JJ Redick chipped in another solid complementary performance, drilling three of his six 3-point attempts to finish with 13 points. Redick hit some big shots to keep the Lakers runs at bay and put the metaphorical nail in the metaphorical coffin.

Redick came running off screens like a madman, per usual, and kept the depleted Lakers roster running for their lives in a journey to keep up with the 34-year-old fitness guru (take care of your bodies, kids).

Mike Muscala: 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block

Mike Muscala was a defensive liability most of the night, but on paper, strung together a rather nice offensive game off the bench. He posted 17 points and 7 rebounds in just 17 minutes as Joel Embiid’s backup center for the night. Jonah Bolden sat with an achilles injury, but Bolden took part in pre-game shootaround and didn’t look too worse for wear.

Muscala also drained three 3-pointers on six total attempts and snared three offensive rebounds.

Poll

Who is your Bell Ringer in LA?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Joel Embiid
    (443 votes)
  • 45%
    Jimmy Butler
    (493 votes)
  • 8%
    Ben Simmons
    (89 votes)
  • 1%
    JJ Redick
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    Mike Muscala
    (40 votes)
1076 votes total Vote Now