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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 9 - back in that win column

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Charlotte Hornets v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

For a refresher on our Bell Ringer series, take a look back at our first post of the season.

Bell Ringer Standings

Joel Embiid - 3

Ben Simmons - 1

Tobias Harris - 1

Furkan Korkmaz - 1

Al Horford - 1

Josh Richardson-1

The Sixers were coming off of what felt like an endless road trip. It was so bad it may have made it feel as if the first five games of the season never even happened. But it’s finally over. They returned home this Sunday to host and defeat the (surprisingly mediocre) Hornets on a day the Eagles had a bye week. Select your Bell Ringer.

Josh Richardson: 11 points, 7 boards, 6 dimes, 1 steal, +20

J-Rich had plenty of demons to exorcise from his road trip and went right to work back at the crib. No longer facing elite competition, Richardson was able to put his stamp all over the box score. And delivered on 3 of his 6 attempted triples. Here, the gorgeous vision on the kick to Trey Burke:

Joel Embiid: 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 2 assists

Embiid was coming off a massively disappointing game in Denver. To be fair, had the officials gotten the final two-minutes right vs. the Nugz, he would have been at the line with a shot at a pair of game-winning free throws. But today, he did just what it took to get the Sixers a win, leading the way with a well-rounded game. Whenever the big fella has more assists, blocks and steals than turnovers, it’s a good sign. Michael Jordan’s team really has no answer for him, as pesky as they’ve appeared, and it’s nice whenever he can keep a few bullets in the holster (in terms of effort) and still lead the team to victory.

Al Horford: 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal

Al Horford came into this game shooting an abysmal 6-26 on the last two crucial road contests vs. elite teams. The Wells was a welcome home coming for the veteran who was able to do plenty of the little things to help secure the much-needed win this weekend for the Sixers.

The Sixers brass have essentially bet that he’s the Benjamin Button of the NBA, and well...:

Tobias Harris: 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal

Tobi has been pretty consistent this season. He’s pretty good when Embiid is in the lineup and he’s great when he’s not. He has not been a great scorer in crunch time but he has improved defensively. Today he was tied with Horford for a game high +25 in the box minus. His rapport with Embiid is obviously work in progress but perhaps the injury to Ben Simmons will allow more chemistry to develop. Here, tormenting the Hornets with the mid range game:

Poll

Who was the team’s Bell Ringer from the loss in Denver?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Josh Richardson
    (599 votes)
  • 33%
    Joel Embiid
    (518 votes)
  • 22%
    Al Horford
    (352 votes)
  • 5%
    Tobias Harris
    (91 votes)
1560 votes total Vote Now

Shout out to Furkan Korkmaz who didn’t make the last two polls but has been carving out a very consistent role for himself with some hot shooting.