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Tracking the Sixers rotation in game one: Shake Milton closes game in place of Danny Green

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The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Washington Wizards 113-107 in the Sixers’ season opener. We’ll have a recap and Bell Ringer up shortly. In the meantime, I’ve tracked the Sixers opening night rotation. Take a gander and let us know what you think of Doc Rivers’ substitutions in game 1 of the regular season.

Starters: Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid
Bench Unit: Tyrese Maxey, Shake Milton, Furkan Korkmaz, Mike Scott, Dwight Howard
Sixth Man: Shake Milton

1st Quarter

12:00: Starters

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Danny Green
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

5:10: Shake Milton subs in for Danny Green

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

3:34: Furkan Korkmaz subs in for Seth Curry, Dwight Howard subs in for Joel Embiid

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Dwight Howard

1:07: Tyrese Maxey subs in for Ben Simmons, Mike Scott subs in for Tobias Harris, Bench Unit

PG: Tyrese Maxey
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Mike Scott
C: Dwight Howard

End of 1st Quarter.

2nd Quarter

12:00: Bench Unit

PG: Tyrese Maxey
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Mike Scott
C: Dwight Howard

8:28: Joel Embiid subs in for Dwight Howard

PG: Tyrese Maxey
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Mike Scott
C: Joel Embiid

6:11: Seth Curry subs in for Tyrese Maxey, Ben Simmons subs in for Furkan Korkmaz

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Mike Scott
C: Joel Embiid

5:57: Tobias Harris subs in for Mike Scott

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

4:55: Danny Green subs in for Shake Milton, Starters

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Danny Green
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

2:02: Mike Scott subs in for Tobias Harris (Note: Harris in foul trouble)

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Danny Green
PF: Mike Scott
C: Joel Embiid

End of 2nd Quarter.

3rd Quarter

12:00: Starters

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Danny Green
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

5:29: Furkan Korkmaz subs in for Danny Green, Shake Milton subs in for Seth Curry, Dwight Howard subs in for Joel Embiid

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Dwight Howard

3:20: Tyrese Maxey subs in for Ben Simmons

PG: Tyrese Maxey
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Dwight Howard

1:44: Mike Scott subs in for Tobias Harris, Bench Unit

PG: Tyrese Maxey
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Mike Scott
C: Dwight Howard

End of 3rd Quarter.

4th Quarter

12:00: Bench Unit

PG: Tyrese Maxey
SG: Shake Milton
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Mike Scott
C: Dwight Howard

11:25: Joel Embiid subs in for Dwight Howard, Seth Curry subs in for Tyrese Maxey

PG: Shake Milton
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Furkan Korkmaz
PF: Mike Scott
C: Joel Embiid

6:41: Ben Simmons subs in for Furkan Korkmaz

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Mike Scott
C: Joel Embiid

6:04: Tobias Harris subs in for Mike Scott

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

0:42: Matisse Thybulle subs in for Seth Curry

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Matisse Thybulle
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

0:33: Seth Curry subs in for Matisse Thybulle

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

0:21: Matisse Thybulle subs in for Seth Curry

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Matisse Thybulle
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

0:13: Seth Curry subs in for Matisse Thybulle

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Seth Curry
SF: Shake Milton
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

End of 4th Quarter/Game. Sixers win, 113-107.

Notes

  • Shake Milton was rock solid as a 6th man. Great all around game and he was rewarded by Doc Rivers by closing out the game with the starters sans Danny Green.
  • Tyrese Maxey looked like a veteran at times running point on the 2nd unit. Kid can play.
  • The starters are going through growing pains. It looked ugly at times, but I’m not worried.
  • Matisse Thybulle did not crack the rotation until there were 42.2 seconds left in the game, being subbed in for defense with the Sixers up 4. The Wizards have a big bench, with Moritz Wagner, Davis Bertans and Robin Lopez coming in off the pine. Maybe Matisse eats up a few of Mike Scott’s minutes when the Sixers player smaller bench units. But at least for now, it seems ‘Tisse is an odd man out and will need Korkmaz to go cold from the floor before Thybulle sees more action.
  • Others receiving DNPs: Tony Bradley, Terrance Ferguson, Isaiah Joe, Dakota Mathias.
  • Inactives: Paul Reed, Vincent Poirier.