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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 44, victory on Broadway

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Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

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

Bell Ringer Standings

Ben Simmons - 11

Tobias Harris - 9

Joel Embiid - 8

Josh Richardson - 8

Matisse Thybulle - 3

Furkan Korkmaz - 2

Al Horford - 1

James Ennis - 1

So.... your 76ers took on the Knicks and delivered, even without their best player. No biggie.

Here is your box score, courtesy of ESPN.com:

Ben Simmons showed up and showed out. He clearly made the decision to score under the extra lights that Broadway provides and dropped 9-15 from the field. Since his teammate Joel Embiid went down with a finger injury, Simmons has taken 14 or more field goals in four-of-six contests. The Sixers have improved to 4-2 since that OKC game when Joel last played. He finished with 21, 8 and 7.

Tobias Harris was 4-8 from deep. Now that is a path towards victory. When the Long Island native hits 4 triples or more in a game the Sixers are 6-0 on the season. He’s up to a career high 15.8 field goal attempts and after having played in all 82 games a year ago, he’s played in 43 of 44 contests this year. Since Elton Brand traded for the former journeyman, Harris has been an ironman in the city he can finally call home. With the pressure on in a hostile environment, Harris drops the game winning dagger on the lowly Knicks here in crunch time:

Norvel Pelle, competing for a full-time NBA contract was a +9, second only to team lead Josh Richardson. J-Rich dropped 18 points and easily paced Philly in the +- category with a game high +17. The mid-January Eastern Conference player of the week is averaging 18 points per game over his last 7 games. He has been off from downtown lately, but once he gets that going again, he’ll be an even bigger force.

Veteran and former Celtic, Marcus Morris Sr. led the way for the Knicks, who have been more competitive since they made a head coaching change. Morris’ 20 and 6 helped keep the division rival in the game. But it wasn’t enough.

Furkan Korkmaz came off a career high 24 points, and stayed hot with 17 points off the bench tonight.

The Sixers have won 3 straight. Vote for your Bell Ringer here:

Poll

Who is your Bell Ringer for the win over the Knicks?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Tobias Harris
    (127 votes)
  • 6%
    Josh Richardson
    (67 votes)
  • 65%
    Ben Simmons
    (666 votes)
  • 15%
    Furkan Korkmaz
    (152 votes)
1012 votes total Vote Now