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Sixers Bell Ringer: Joel Embiid comes alive offensively in win over Bulls

Joel Embiid, ring that bell, brotha.

Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Sixers Bell Ringer regular season standings

Seth Curry: 3

Tobias Harris: 2

Furkan Korkmaz: 1

Joel Embiid: 1

Andre Drummond: 1

Tyrese Maxey: 1

Despite losing another key rotation player to the league’s health and safety Protocols, the Philadelphia 76ers turned in a gutsy performance to beat the Chicago Bulls 114-105 to extend their winning streak to six games. The Sixers only sent eight players out to play tonight, and thankfully got helpful contributions from all eight. So let’s fight out who was the Sixers’ Bell Ringer.

Joel Embiid: 30 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two blocks.

The most encouraging aspect of tonight’s game was the performance from the Big Fella, who tied his game high scoring total for the season at 30. In what looked like his best game of this early season, Embiid shot 11 of 19 from the field, including a dagger three to extend Philly’s lead to seven with 15.5 seconds to go. Tonight was the first night that Embiid looked like the MVP-caliber player Sixers fans have grown accustomed to. Here’s to hoping Embiid will continue this level of play as the Sixers go through a tougher stretch of the schedule starting this week.

Furkan Korkmaz: 25 points, six rebounds, one assist

If the wrist injury is bothering Korkmaz, he is doing an amazing job of hiding it. After missing Thursday’s game against Detroit, Korkmaz returned by going 7 of 9 from three-point land. Korkmaz has given the Sixers all they could ask for and more so far, especially since they’ve been without wings such as Tobias Harris, Danny Green, and now Matisse Thybulle. Korkmaz continued his stretch of clutch play by knocking down a couple of big threes in the fourth quarter.

Shake Milton: 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block.

I really wanted to put Paul Reed here, I really did, but I think it’s more than fair to give Milton the nod. Reed gave the Sixers good hustle in a spot start, but I’m giving the nod to Shake here. The Sixers came out very flat offensively, and Milton’s dribble penetration helped get them into a groove. Milton has played well since returning from injury, something the Sixers will definitely appreciate with the situation with You-Know-Who still up in the air. Milton gave the Sixers a balanced performance, including this emphatic block on Zach Lavine.

Poll

Who is Saturday Night’s Bell Ringer against the Bulls?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Joel Embiid
    (1061 votes)
  • 36%
    Furkan Korkmaz
    (607 votes)
  • 0%
    Shake Milton
    (13 votes)
1681 votes total Vote Now