76ers Start Road Trip Strong

by Lauren Rosen

The 76ers (14-6) started their road trip on a high note.

In the first of their three stops, the Sixers topped the Timberwolves (4-14), 118-94.

After a tight first half, the Sixers brought fire to the second half, topping the Timberwolves 35-26 in the third quarter, and 30-20 in the fourth.

Joel Embiid led the way with another MVP-level performance, while Tobias Harris continued to make an All-Star case of his own.

The Sixers have won seven of their last nine outings, and are now 4-0 on the road when all five starters play.

Malik Beasley led the Timberwolves in scoring, finishing with 22 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Key Contributors:

  • Joel Embiid

    • Embiid finished with a game-high 37 points, plus 11 rebounds, three assists, and a steal, shooting 10-for-19 from the field.

    • He got to the line 18 times, converting on 16 of his 18 free throw attempts.

    • Embiid scored all 37 of his points in the first three quarters, marking the first time a Sixer has achieved that feat since Allen Iverson in 2006.

      • Tobias Harris

        • Harris notched a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double, along with three assists, two blocks, and a steal. He hit two of his three attempts from deep, and three of his four free throw attempts.

      • Ben Simmons

        • Simmons tallied 11 points and a team-high seven assists, plus four rebounds and a steal.

      • Shake Milton

        • Milton led the bench with 13 points, two rebounds, and two assists.

      • Matisse Thybulle

        • Thybulle swiped a game-high three steals, plus two blocks, finishing at a bench-high +13. Rivers offered Thybulle praise postgame.

          Quote to Note:

          Embiid continues to push for Harris to make his first All-Star team.

          “This year, [Tobias] should be an All-Star. He deserves it. He’s been consistent all year. At times, he’s carried us… He’s done a fantastic job of leading us all season.”

          Up Next:

          The Sixers will visit the Pacers (11-8) Sunday in Indianapolis for the second stop on their trip.

          The Pacers most recently fell to the Hornets Friday, 108-105. All-Star Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers in scoring and rebounding, finishing with 22 points, 11 boards, and six assists.

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