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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 62 - Injury-depleted Sixers fall to Lakers for ninth consecutive road loss

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NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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

Bell Ringer Standings

Ben Simmons - 16
Joel Embiid - 11
Tobias Harris - 11
Josh Richardson - 8
Furkan Korkmaz - 6
Matisse Thybulle - 3
Shake Milton - 3
Al Horford - 1
James Ennis - 1
Raul Neto - 1

Like Sunday’s game against the Clippers in the same building, the Sixers came out energetic and firing on all cylinders from the opening tip, building a 13-point lead over the Lakers in the first half. However, Joel Embiid’s absence was particularly felt in Philadelphia’s inability to guard Anthony Davis, who scored 18 of his game-high 37 points in the second quarter, as the Lakers took control with a 34-10 run to end the first half.

Los Angeles scored eight quick points right out of the gate to start the second half, punctuated by a LeBron James pull-up 3 from the logo. The Sixers never completely went away, even cutting the deficit to single digits midway through the fourth quarter, but they would eventually fall, 120-107. Late-night Bell Ringer awaits.

Glenn Robinson III: 25 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 0 turnovers

I guess he knows his role now! After around 132 minutes of playing time this season as a member of the Sixers, Glenn Robinson III finally sank a 3-pointer. He would go to make three total on five attempts, part of a 25-point effort, his best as a Sixer and a career-high-tying performance. Philadelphia acquired him to be a 3-and-D guy — they got the 3 portion of that tonight, with some added scoring around the basket as part of a 10-of-15 shooting night, to boot. It’s a good game for Robinson to build upon moving forward.

Tobias Harris: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers

Unfortunately for the Sixers, Harris’ overall impact was blunted by picking up three first-half fouls. Tobi also had to deal with having an elite defender in Anthony Davis on him for a good portion of the game, but still managed to hit some tough shots, finishing 8-of-18 from the field and 2-of-6 from 3. You could make the argument that tonight exposed Harris’ limitations as a primary scoring option, but that’s not really what the Sixers need him to be when the roster is at full strength. He did a decent job muddling through difficult circumstances against the Lakers.

Shake Milton: 12 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists, 3 steals, 5 turnovers

Shake Milton has had a glow up like no other, going from a guy better known in G League circles to appearing on ESPN’s The Jump to start this week following his 39-point explosion against the Clippers. So he may not have been prepared for the full-court hounding Avery Bradley and company were ready to unleash on him, and the five turnovers are evidence that there are certainly still some growing pains for the youngster. But Shake still had his moments, leading the team in assists, getting hot for a couple 3-pointers in short succession during the third quarter, and going right at, and finishing through, Anthony Davis in transition.

Mike Scott: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover

Getting the start to try and combat the enormous frontcourt of the Lakers, Scott justified Brett Brown’s confidence in him with his second-straight positive outing. Mike helped the floor-spacing immensely, shooting 4-of-7 from downtown, and battled on the boards against bulky centers like JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard. Some of the Sixers’ best stretches featured smaller lineups with Scott at the 5, something that’s about as night and day from the supersized roster we saw for much of the first half of the season.

Poll

Who is the Sixers’ Bell Ringer for the loss to the Lakers?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Glenn Robinson III
    (571 votes)
  • 5%
    Tobias Harris
    (37 votes)
  • 6%
    Shake Milton
    (43 votes)
  • 7%
    Mike Scott
    (53 votes)
704 votes total Vote Now