The 76ers (31-19) won their fifth straight game with a 122-119 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies (35-18) at home on Monday night.
In the absence of Joel Embiid (rest), Tyrese Maxey (season-high-tying 33 points) and Tobias Harris (31 points) combined for 64 points in the Sixers’ victory.
As a team, the Sixers shot 49-for-100 (.490) overall, 11-for-31 (.355) from 3-point range, and 13-for-15 (.867) from the foul line. Memphis finished 47-for-102 (.461) from the field, 6-for-30 (.200) from downtown, and 19-for-28 (.679) from the line.
Ja Morant posted a game-high 37 points (15-30 fg, 0-5 3fg, 7-10 ft) with five rebounds and five assists for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane added a career-high 34 points, including five 3-pointers.
Philadelphia registered a season-high 12 blocked shots in the contest and now holds a 2-1 record in overtime games.
- Maxey played 43 minutes and finished with 33 points (13-23 fg, 1-4 3fg, 6-7 ft), three rebounds, eight assists, one steal, and four blocks.
- Over 40 minutes, Harris tallied 31 points (12-25 fg, 2-5 3fg, 5-5 ft), five rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.
- Including a season-high nine offensive rebounds, Drummond collected a game-high 23 boards on top of 16 points (8-11 fg) for his seventh double-double of the season. He added five assists, two steals, and three blocks in a season-high 43 minutes.
- Joe had two 4-point plays in the first half and finished with 10 points in 14 minutes.
Quote To Note:
After explaining with a laugh that he wishes he would have had enough energy to dunk the ball on the final play, Tyrese Maxey reflected on celebrating with Sixers fans:
“It’s an amazing feeling to play here in Philly. We appreciate you all. I was just hype.”
The Sixers conclude their five-game homestand with a visit from the Washington Wizards on Wednesday at 7 p.m. It will be the third and final regular season meeting between the two teams, with the series tied 1-1.