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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 52

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Sixers waltz out of Golden State’s arena with a big win, thanks to some All-Stars

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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 - 7
JJ Redick - 5
Robert Covington - 1
Dario Saric - 1
T.J. McConnell - 1
Furkan Korkmaz - 1
Landry Shamet - 1
Corey Brewer - 1

The gang traveled to the Bay Area to take on the Goliath of Golden State and took. them. down. The team had some strong showings from multiple candidates, so let’s vote for a Bell Ringer for January 31.

Joel Embiid: 26 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

Joel Embiid is a damn maniac on the basketball court. He capped a dominant night by slamming the ball hard and letting out a primal scream at center court. He then exclaimed that he “had an off night” after a 26/20/5 performance. The turnover bug still pestered him, as he racked up eight giveaways on the night, but he unleashed a windmill dunk in transition, knowing his Jedi Master, Sam Hinkie, was in attendance.

Ben Simmons: 26 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 block

Ben Simmons is officially an All-Star and he sure did play like one. The face of Australian basketball played very well, and against a top-tier team to boot. He tied Joel with a team-high 26 points, and grabbed five offensive rebounds as part of his eight total boards. Ben added six assists, three steals, and a very clutch block on a Steph Curry 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter.

Ben looked calm and confident as he orchestrated the Sixers offense in an impressive road win.

Jimmy Butler: 7 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals

Butler struggled offensively, going just 3-for-12 from the field for 7 points. That didn’t stop him from having a Simmons-esque stat line of 7/9/5/2 (maybe more of a Lonzo Ball line). Jimmy’s offense wasn’t his main focus tonight; most of his energy was devoted to the defensive end where he was assigned to track and blanket Kevin Durant, holding him to 25 points on 23 shots, on just 1-for-8 shooting from 3-point range.

Jonah Bolden: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks

As usual, Jonah Bolden played like his hair was on fire but he was the one who ignited it. Eight points, five rebounds, an assist, two steals, two blocks, and only one personal foul!!! Bolden’s fingerprints were all over the ball as he consistently used his length to tip loose balls to fellow Sixers, and tap out missed shots to teammates. Bolden shot 2-for-3 from distance on the night and had a monstrous swat of Kevin Durant,

JJ Redick: 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists

One of the few people who moves more without the ball than JJ is Steph Curry. Redick drew the task of covering Curry for a good part of the game tonight, and understandably struggled to contain the greatest shooter of all-time.

However, Redick made sure his mark was left on the game as he buried the dagger 3-pointer to lift the Sixers to 5-2 on the Schedule Gauntlet with the Kings up next on Saturday.

Poll

Who is your Bell Ringer against Golden State?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Joel Embiid
    (391 votes)
  • 79%
    Ben Simmons
    (1860 votes)
  • 0%
    Jimmy Butler
    (22 votes)
  • 2%
    Jonah Bolden
    (56 votes)
  • 0%
    JJ Redick
    (21 votes)
2350 votes total Vote Now