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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 77 - Sixers not fooling anybody with poor effort in Dallas

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We are the April fools for sitting through this game

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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

Bell Ringer Season Standings:

Joel Embiid - 25
Ben Simmons - 20
Jimmy Butler - 10
JJ Redick - 8
Tobias Harris - 3
Robert Covington - 1
Dario Saric - 1
T.J. McConnell - 1
Furkan Korkmaz - 1
Landry Shamet - 1
Corey Brewer - 1
Boban Marjanovic - 1
Mike Scott - 1
Shake Milton - 1
Jonah Bolden - 1

Though hot shooting got Philadelphia off to a five-point lead after one quarter, things completely unraveled beginning in the second frame, as the Sixers went over 10 minutes across the second and third quarters without making a field goal. A lack of any sense of defensive urgency by Brett Brown’s club made thoughts of a comeback a mere pipe dream. Even without Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler, it was a disappointing effort from the Sixers in a 122-102 defeat to the Mavericks.

Tobias Harris: 25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 2 turnovers

Without Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler, Harris flashed back to his Clippers days as the focal point of the offense. Philadelphia’s game plan offensively often resulted to Tobias trying to make something happen himself, which he did a pretty good job of in shooting 10-of-19 from the field and 4-of-5 at the line. This performance makes two straight games with exactly 25 points for Harris, who has safely emerged from his short-lived offensive malaise.

JJ Redick: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 turnovers

On 11 attempts from behind the arc, Redick made four of the team’s six total triples for the game. In the process, he passed Steve Nash for 21st all-time in 3-pointers made. Redick was red-hot early on, converting a 4-point play in the first quarter (he’s 3rd all-time in 4-point plays behind Jamal Crawford and James Harden, if you were wondering), and finishing the quarter 3-of-3 from 3 for 12 points. He kept things going in the second quarter, as his first half of action concluded with a game-high 21 points, with multiple nice cuts to the hoop, including one for a 3-point play. He went cold from 3 after the first quarter, but Redick was not the problem Monday night.

Ben Simmons: 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 3 turnovers

With Dallas lacking any meaningful defensive presence on the interior, Simmons was free to attack the paint relentlessly. He finished the contest with a game-high 11 attempts from the free throw line, converting seven to continue his stretch of adequate-ness in that area. Ben also had this chase-down block of Daryl Macon, which despite the admittedly low bar, was the hardest any Sixer hustled out there tonight.

Poll

Who is your selection from the big loss in Big D?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Tobias Harris
    (353 votes)
  • 19%
    JJ Redick
    (112 votes)
  • 19%
    Ben Simmons
    (110 votes)
575 votes total Vote Now