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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 28 - Sixers’ win streak snapped in Brooklyn

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Who cares about road games anyway?

Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/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

Tobias Harris - 6
Josh Richardson - 5
Ben Simmons - 5
Joel Embiid - 5
Matisse Thybulle - 3
Furkan Korkmaz - 1
Al Horford - 1
James Ennis - 1

Are we worried about road games again? Without Joel Embiid and with Al Horford looking rusty after his injury-related absence, the Sixers fell behind at the 5:54 mark of the first quarter and the Nets never looked back. Philadelphia briefly cut the deficit to eight points early in the third quarter, but never got closer than that in the second half as Brooklyn’s lead would eventually balloon to 26 points in an eventual 109-89 Nets win. Nevertheless, let’s select a Bell Ringer:

Ben Simmons: 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 1 turnover

For the second game in a row, Simmons reached the 20-point mark, the first time this season he has scored as much in consecutive games. Ben shot an efficient 7-of-10 from the floor, scoring in a variety of ways that didn’t involve shooting jumpers. He nailed a couple hooks out of post-ups, make a couple sharp off-ball cuts to get rewarded by his teammates, and drove for high-arcing finishes in the lane. Sixers fans will be happy to see a 6-of-8 night at the foul line from Simmons under any circumstances. One 3-point attempt and Brett Brown would have been a happy man!

Tobias Harris: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers

Entering play on an offensive hot streak, Harris got off to a strong start Sunday night, scoring seven points in the first quarter on 3-of-4 shooting. He slowed down as the game progressed and the team as a whole continued to mill about aimlessly, but aside from an inability to connect from behind the arc, Tobi showed off his offensive arsenal. He got out in transition, worked the post-up game, and knocked down a handful of pull-up jumpers. We saw what Harris is able to do when catching a true big man in isolation, putting Jarrett Allen in the spin cycle for a bucket.

The turnovers were uncharacteristic, particularly two where he lost his footing a bit and subsequently lost the ball or was called for a travel. Still, in what was firmly a down game for Tobias, he remained one of the better players for the Sixers.

Norvel Pelle: 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers

When you’re in the middle of watching a completely listless effort, sometimes you have the find the simple joy in watching a guy try to jump high enough to graze the ceiling of the arena. With his usual reckless abandon, Pelle put his body on the line in an effort to stop Brooklyn from finishing around the rim. Norvel’s smothering of DeAndre Jordan at the apex of his dunk attempt was a sight to behold. Pelle also soared into the stratosphere to throw down an alley-oop finish for his lone points.

Poll

Who is the Bell Ringer for the loss in Brooklyn?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Ben Simmons
    (468 votes)
  • 4%
    Tobias Harris
    (28 votes)
  • 24%
    Norvel Pelle
    (165 votes)
661 votes total Vote Now