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Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers all around awful in loss to Knicks

The Philadelphia 76ers got outplayed on Friday night, falling 128-92 in an ugly loss to the New York Knicks.

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Bell Ringer Season Totals:

Joel Embiid - 15

Tyrese Maxey - 6

Tobias Harris - 4

De’Anthony Melton - 2

Paul Reed - 2

Patrick Beverley - 1

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 1

Jaden Springer - 1

What a mess.

In an all-around poor performance, the Philadelphia 76ers fell on their own turf 128-92 to the New York Knicks on Friday night.

A flurry from beyond the arc from the Knicks earned them the advantage after one. They sank seven triples in the first 12 minutes. Their lead over the Sixers swelled to double-digits from there thanks to 13 triples in the first half (the Sixers had just four). New York led by 20 at halftime.

After putting up a season-high 75 points in the first half, the Knicks scored just 18 points in the third, but the Sixers failed to take advantage, allowing New York to carry a 17-point lead into the fourth period, and that was pretty much all she wrote. The Sixers fell 128-92 on Friday night.

The Sixers face a quick turnaround, too. They will be back in action tomorrow night when they host the struggling Utah Jazz for the second leg of this back-to-back.

Let’s get to the Bell Ringer. Don’t flame me in the comments, I do not think these players had a good game. This might be the least enthusiastic Bell Ringer of the season so far. These guys were just the least of the bad.

Tyrese Maxey: 27 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

New York Knicks v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The Knicks couldn’t seem to slow down Maxey’s drives in the first half, allowing the young guard to use his speed and agility to fly through the defense to the rim, finish his layups and even draw a few fouls. He led the Sixers at the break with 20 points and seven assists.

He slowed down in the second half (along with the rest of the Sixers, frankly). He finished this one with 27 points and nine assists.

Joel Embiid: 30 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks

New York Knicks v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

This was a rough 30 and 10 performance. Embiid looked like he was forcing some things early and had much more than his fair share of turnovers in this one.

He still had 16 points at the half, but it wasn’t exactly pretty and the Sixers were down 20 at that point, so not much to be excited about. In the third, he seemed to wake up a little trying to keep the Sixers in the game, scoring 12 in the frame.

Statistically, it wasn’t the worst game. He still managed 30 points and 10 rebounds, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in being the only players to do so for 15-straight games, but this certainly won’t go down as one of the better performances of that stretch.

Kelly Oubre Jr.: 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks

New York Knicks v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The only other Sixer that scored in double digits, Oubre shot 6-for-12 from the floor (three triples) for 15 points on Friday night. He also had seven rebounds and an assist. He was active and energetic on defense, swatting away three blocks.

Poll

Who was the Sixers Bell Ringer in their loss to the Knicks?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Tyrese Maxey
    (105 votes)
  • 10%
    Joel Embiid
    (27 votes)
  • 49%
    Kelly Oubre Jr.
    (127 votes)
259 votes total Vote Now

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