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Sixers Bell Ringer: Seth Curry continues his white-hot shooting to lead Philadelphia past the Bulls

The sweet-shooting guard is on a ridiculous scoring run.

Chicago Bulls v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Sixers Bell Ringer regular season standings

Seth Curry: 2

Tobias Harris: 2

Furkan Korkmaz: 1

Joel Embiid: 1

Andre Drummond: 1

Playing their second consecutive game short three starters, the Philadelphia 76ers staved off the 6-1 Chicago Bulls, 103-98, to wrap up an undefeated four-game homestand. Despite many lulls in the fourth quarter, per usual, they found a way to pull this game out, thanks in large part to Seth Curry’s wicked scoring. It’s time to talk Bell Ringer. Let’s get to it.

Seth Curry: 22 points, five rebounds, three assists

Since Game 5 against the Washington Wizards last spring, Curry has been riding a bonkers shot-making streak and the Sixers needed seemingly each of his 22 points on Wednesday. He scored or assisted on four of Philadelphia’s final six field goals after re-entering the game midway through the fourth, including a fadeaway pull-up that pushed the lead to four with 10 seconds remaining. Much of the Sixers’ crunchtime offense flowed through him — and whenever he was on the floor, really — and he delivered on numerous occasions by drilling silky jumpers. He was also quite active as an off-ball defender, darting over to contest jumpers, rotating inside when the Sixers trapped pick-and-rolls, and helping on drives. This was a brilliant performance from the 6-foot-2 guard, who now has four 20-point games through eight contests after notching 11 all of last regular season.

George Niang: 18 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal

Fresh off his finest performance of the season, Niang succeeded it with another big-time showing. In cashing four long balls, he was a consistent release valve for Joel Embiid and others beyond the arc, entirely undeterred by pressuring closeouts. His fluid, succinct release enabled him to launch even if the defense was on time in its recovery. He also issued a few equitable drives resulting in Sixers buckets and executed a few worthwhile defensive rotations.

Matisse Thybulle: Eight points, four rebounds, three steals, two blocks

The third-year wing was tasked with defending star scorer Zach LaVine much of the night and was quite effective, though LaVine still bested him at times. On various instances, he thwarted dribble handoffs and pick-and-rolls, and coaxed LaVine into difficult shots. As a general defender, he flew around the floor to spur chaos en route to three steals and two blocks. His defensive motor and technique shined through consistently. As a scorer, he registered his first multi-triple outing of the season and jammed home a late-game dunk off a feed from Embiid.

Poll

Who is Wednesday’s Bell Ringer against the Bulls?

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  • 82%
    Seth Curry
    (901 votes)
  • 6%
    Georges Niang
    (76 votes)
  • 10%
    Matisse Thybulle
    (109 votes)
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