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Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers wipe the floor with Pistons yet again

It was the fifth straight win for the Sixers as they navigate this soft part of the schedule.

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Bell Ringer Season Totals:

Joel Embiid - 10
Tyrese Maxey - 5
Tobias Harris - 2
Patrick Beverley - 1
Kelly Oubre Jr. - 1
De’Anthony Melton - 1
Jaden Springer - 1
Paul Reed - 1

I’d hate to say anything definitive after a sample size of just three games this season, but I suspect the Philadelphia 76ers are better than the Detroit Pistons. Two nights after handling the Pistons in Detroit, the Sixers returned home and stomped Monty Williams’ club, 124-92. It was the fifth straight win for the Sixers, who are tantalizing close to the top of the Eastern Conference, and the 22nd straight loss for the Pistons, who are not. Philadelphia was boosted by a season-high 17 steals, which was equal parts good defense from the Sixers and abysmal basketball from Detroit. Let’s get to tonight’s Bell Ringer candidates for Philly.

Joel Embiid: 35 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks, 4 turnovers

Detroit Pistons v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

We witnessed a bit of history tonight from Joel, who passed none other than Wilt Chamberlain with his ninth straight 30-point, 10-rebound game, a new franchise record. Per Sixers Stats, it’s the longest such streak by any NBA player since Shaquille O’Neal had 11 straight back in 2001. Wilt and Shaq isn’t bad company. Plus, he did it once again without taking the floor in the fourth quarter, as Embiid puts a new spin on per-36 minute stats. Tonight, Joel sent a yappy Isaiah Stewart to the bench with foul trouble, ultimately going 15-of-16 at the charity stripe. He played terrific defense, made a couple excellent outlet passes and ran the floor himself, and completed this ridiculous euro step into a banking tear drop move. Sublime.

Marcus Morris Sr.: 15 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover

Detroit Pistons v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

All the people out there who had wondered why Morris was in the rotation (yours truly included) were served another piece of humble pie tonight. Nick Nurse somehow knew that Senior would never miss a three-pointer in a Sixers uniform, which I mean figuratively on the season, but literally tonight. Morris shot 5-of-5 from downtown against Detroit this evening, and they weren’t all perfectly clean looks either, as a couple sidesteps were thrown into the mix. If he’s going to hit at least 50 percent of his three-pointers, just throw your hands up and enjoy the ride.

Tyrese Maxey: 19 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover

Detroit Pistons v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Back when the game was still in question, it was Maxey kickstarting the proceedings with seven points in the game’s first four minutes. He didn’t have his outside shot working tonight, but he was a blur in the open court. Tyrese has weird struggled shooting the ball against Detroit this season (3-of-19 from three across three games), but it shows the evolution of his game that one area can not be working and he still has plenty of other ways to cause damage.

Poll

Who is the Bell Ringer for the Sixers against the Pistons?

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    Joel Embiid
    (401 votes)
  • 20%
    Marcus Morris Sr.
    (106 votes)
  • 1%
    Tyrese Maxey
    (10 votes)
517 votes total Vote Now

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