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Four Sixers Reach 20 Points, Team Opens With Road Win in New Orleans
by Matt Murphy


The 76ers (1-0) opened up their 2021-22 NBA regular season with a 117-97 road win over the New Orleans Pelicans (0-1) on Wednesday night.

The Sixers shot 44-for-85 (.518) from the field and 13-for-25 (.520) from beyond the arc. Furkan Korkmaz (4-4), Georges Niang (3-4), Joel Embiid (2-3), Seth Curry (2-3) and Tyrese Maxey (2-3) combined to shoot 13-for-17 (.765) from 3-point range.

Tied at 53 at halftime, the Sixers finished the third quarter on a 22-8 run before outscoring the home team 36-27 in the fourth.

Andre Drummond pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds in 19 minutes off the Sixers’ bench.

Key Contributors:

Furkan Korkmaz

  • Eighteen of Korkmaz’s team-high tying 22 points (7-11 fg, 4-4 3fg, 4-4 ft) came in the fourth quarter. It was a new career high for points in a single quarter.

Joel Embiid

  • Anchored by strong starts to both halves, Embiid finished with 22 points (8-17 fg, 2-3 3fg, 4-6 ft), six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

Tobias Harris

  • Harris opened the season with a 20-point, 10-rebound game for the second time in his career, posting a final line of 20 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

Tyrese Maxey

  • The Sixers were plus-23 with Maxey on the floor, the highest on the team. Maxey started and tallied 20 points (8-14 fg, 2-3 3fg, 2-2 ft), seven rebounds and five assists in a team-high 34 minutes.

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Up Next:

The Sixers celebrate their home opener this Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET against the Brooklyn Nets.

Related Links:

76ers Announce 2021-22 Promotional Schedule, Tipping Off With Friday Night's Home Opener, Presented by Independence Blue Cross


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