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Sixers Bell Ringer: Tyrese Maxey’s well-rounded outing pushes Philadelphia’s win streak to five

The birthday boy contributed in quite a few ways to help guide the Sixers past Detroit.

Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images

Sixers Bell Ringer regular season standings

Seth Curry: 3

Tobias Harris: 2

Furkan Korkmaz: 1

Joel Embiid: 1

Andre Drummond: 1

After allowing 66 first-half points to the Detroit Pistons, the Philadelphia 76ers applied the clamps and outscored Detroit 46-32 following intermission en route to 109-98 victory. They’ve now won five games in a row, four of which have come without Tobias Harris and the last of which came with only nine available players. The Miami Heat’s loss to the Boston Celtics also pushed Philadelphia atop the Eastern Conference at 7-2. It’s time to talk Bell Ringer. Let’s get to it.

Tyrese Maxey: 20 points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals

The newly minted 21-year-old authored an adage to his previous age with 20 points on 77.6 percent true shooting to celebrate the birthday. As a slasher, he was discretionary, yet encountered consistent success on his forays to the rim for finishes through contact. His floater was flowing. He buried a pair of long balls, including one off the bounce. In the second half, he applied some ball pressure to Cade Cunningham and bothered him at times. On other defensive sequences, he stymied drives to force passes and snagged a pair of steals, one as the primary assignment and another via a dig down into the post.

Seth Curry: 23 points, two assists

At this point, Curry should probably just have a permanent residence on the Bell Ringer Estate. He scored 16 of Philadelphia’s first 27 points and knocked down jumper after jumper. After the Sixers’ first two buckets, he scored 16 of the next 22 during the opening frame and confidently hunted his shot. Detroit’s only solution to try and bottle him up was to throw multiple bodies his direction whenever he caught the ball. Curry slowed in the second half and struggled against some pressure, but this was another torrid outing in a season where they’ve simply become commonplace.

Shake Milton: 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals

Since returning from injury a week ago, Milton has played quite well, posting at least 10 points in four of his five games. Early in the first, he netted a triple off a feed from Joel Embiid and that kicked off a multifaceted scoring performance from the lanky guard. He cashed a pair of threes, wiggled and burrowed his way to the rim for some buckets and cooked in the midrange a couple times as well. Maintaining a trend to open the year, he ran the offense effectively for stretches and continues to display refined passing vision. Defensively, he used his 7-foot wingspan to contest some shots and deflect or pilfer passes across the floor.

Poll

Who is Thursday’s Bell Ringer against the Pistons?

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  • 77%
    Tyrese Maxey
    (1042 votes)
  • 17%
    Seth Curry
    (242 votes)
  • 5%
    Shake Milton
    (69 votes)
1353 votes total Vote Now