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Sixers Bell Ringer: Embiid pours in 41, Sixers dominate Pistons

The Sixers grabbed their second consecutive commanding victory with a 129-111 win over the Pistons in Detroit.

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

Bell Ringer Season Totals:

Joel Embiid - 9

Tyrese Maxey - 5

Tobias Harris - 2

Patrick Beverley - 1

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 1

De’Anthony Melton - 1

Jaden Springer - 1

Paul Reed - 1

The Philadelphia 76ers picked up where they left off Monday night with a second consecutive commanding victory, handing the Detroit Pistons their 21st consecutive loss with a 129-111 win on Wednesday night.

The Sixers quickly leapt out to a double-digit lead over the young Pistons on the back of a 19-point Joel Embiid first period. The first-half contributions of Embiid, Tobias Harris and Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Sixers to a 14-point lead at the break.

Philadelphia was able to extend their lead in the third taking a 24-point advantage into the final frame, allowing Embiid to rest after a 41-point, 11-rebound, five-assist performance in three quarters. The rest of the Sixers did their job in holding the Pistons at bay for the final 12 minutes, and Philadelphia went on to defeat the Pistons comfortably 129-111.

The Sixers will now head to South Philadelphia to host the Detroit Pistons in the second half of this home-and-home on Friday night.

Until then, let’s get to the Bell Ringer.

Joel Embiid: (in three periods) 41 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

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

Embiid led the way from the tip in this one, driving to the rim with what is honestly just his level of consistent success. He finished the first period with 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the floor and a triple with eight rebounds. And it just continued from there, and there wasn’t a damn thing the Pistons could do to stop him frankly.

He had a first-half double-double with a measly 30 points and 10 rebounds. In the first half. Nineteen minutes. My goodness.

Not only was he dominant on the floor throughout, but he was also a flawless 12-for-12 from the line. This Detroit team fouls a lot. Eight team fouls in the first period alone, and none of them were particularly close calls. Sixers attacking the rim were often rewarded with the contact and foul calls, and that meant Embiid taking advantage to earn frequent trips to the line and sinking easy points for the Sixers.

Embiid finished this one 14-for-24 from the floor with a triple for a commanding 41-point, 11-rebound performance in three periods. With the Sixers up 24 headed into the final frame, Embiid was able to rest the entirety of the fourth.

Tobias Harris: 21 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

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

Harris has been struggling as of late, especially on the offensive end, after what was an impressive first stretch of games this season. Tonight, he looked like the guy from the beginning of the season again, and you could see it out of the gate in this one. In his first stint on the floor, Harris had seven points including one triple, three rebounds, an assist and a block in eight minutes. He finished the first half with 12 points (two triples) and six rebounds, second in both metrics at the break for the Sixers, following only Embiid’s 30-point, 10-rebound half.

Harris desperately needed this kind of night, especially from a shooting efficiency standpoint. In the Sixers’ last eight games Harris has shot just 40.0 percent from the floor and 15.8 percent from distance. Tonight, he was 70.0 percent (7-for-10) from the floor and 60.0 percent (3-for-5) from beyond the arc, finishing with 21 points in 26 minutes.

Hopefully this is the start of Harris getting his offense back on track.

Kelly Oubre, Jr.: 17 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

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

If the kisses blown at the crowd were any indication, Oubre was feeling it tonight.

In his first eight minutes on the floor, Oubre was 4-for-4 from the field with two triples for 11 quick points off the bench. His contributions off the bench took some of the pressure off the Sixers’ Maxey/bench unit with Maxey having a rough night offensively and helped the Sixers hold their lead when the starters grabbed some rest.

Oubre was 6-for-6 before missing his first shot from the field, not until the fourth period. He finished 7-for-9 from the floor with two triples for 17 points with three rebounds, an assist and two steals in 23 minutes.

Poll

Who was the Sixers Bell Ringer for their win in Detroit?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Joel Embiid
    (466 votes)
  • 7%
    Tobias Harris
    (41 votes)
  • 7%
    Kelly Oubre Jr.
    (40 votes)
547 votes total Vote Now

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