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Sixers Bell Ringer: Tobias Harris’ well-rounded night not enough in blowout loss to New York

Harris was quite good on both ends of the floor, but his teammates didn’t provide enough to prevent a rout against the Knicks.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Sixers Bell Ringer regular season standings

Seth Curry: 2

Furkan Korkmaz: 1

Looking for their third win in four tries, the Philadephia 76ers ventured to the Big Apple for a prime-time date with the New York Knicks. After holding a 26-23 lead at the end of one, they collapsed in the second quarter and never recovered, falling 112-99. They’re now 2-2 on the young season. It’s time to talk Bell Ringer. Let’s get to it.

Tobias Harris: 23 points, nine rebounds, nine assists

On an evening when much of the rotation looked flat and out of sorts offensively, Harris brought it. He was a bit more willing to let it fly beyond the arc, moved well off the ball as a cutter and cooked in the mid-post by applying deft touch and a burly frame. Defensively, he wrangled with All-NBA forward Julius Randle and helped limit him to 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting. Had the Sixers actually made this a game late, his play would’ve been a chief factor. Despite the ugly team-wide showing, Harris was very good.

Georges Niang: 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal

Eight of Niang’s 13 points came in the final frame, when the game was largely out of reach, but he still played well. He canned 3-of-5 triples, showcased shrewd off-ball activity on both ends and even had a stout stop against Randle at one point. There weren’t many flowers in this thorny game from Philadelphia, though Niang was one of them.

Danny Green: 12 points, two rebounds, two steals, one block

The veteran wing knocked down a quartet of long balls and authored a handful of impactful defensive possessions, both on and off the ball. Following a slow first ~10 halves to open the year, he’s been much better as of late. By no means was this some tour de force, but it looked much more like the valuable two-way contributions of last year than he showed to kick off 2021-22.

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Who is Tuesday’s Bell Ringer against the Knicks?

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  • 94%
    Tobias Harris
    (522 votes)
  • 4%
    Georges Niang
    (24 votes)
  • 1%
    Danny Green
    (6 votes)
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