Joel Embiid led the 76ers with twenty-two points and ten rebounds, extending Philadelphia’s winning streak to six games. The victory came after their win against Detroit last Wednesday.
Despite early foul problems, Tobias Harris scored 17 points for the Sixers, and James Harden contributed 15 points and eight assists. Six players in the 76ers’ lineup scored in double figures, led by De’Anthony Melton (12 points), Georges Niang (11 points), and Montrezl Harrell (10 points) (10).
According to professional and college basketball news reports, the Sixers’ six-game victory streak is the longest since a seven-game run from December 26, 2021, to January 10, 2022. After opening the season 5-5 at home, Philadelphia has won eight straight.
Embiid Led the 76ers to Victory
After scoring a career-high 30 points on Tuesday, Jaden Ivey paced Detroit with 16 points on Thursday. The Pistons, who have lost seven in a row, were led in scoring by Killian Hayes’s 12 points and Saddiq Bey’s 11.
People who bet on basketball saw how Philadelphia overcame offensive difficulties due to their stifling defense. The 76ers’ defense in the third quarter led to 22 turnovers and limited the Pistons to 32.1% shooting. Thanks to that, the Sixers could keep their double-digit advantage despite an offensive dry spell.
According to basketball betting sources, it also allowed Rivers to rest his team’s starters for a little. The Sixers’ starting lineup has been used often, even during their current six-game winning run. Overtime games in which Philadelphia already owned a significant lead occurred in two of the previous five wins in the streak, against the Lakers and the Raptors.
Embiid saw 34 minutes of action. All told, 32 minutes went to Harden. Harris and PJ Tucker (10 rebounds and 0 points) saw little action (21 total minutes) on the court.
Furkan Korkmaz, who had missed the previous two games due to an illness unrelated to the COVID outbreak, returned to the Philadelphia bench and saw action late on Wednesday.