The Philadelphia 76ers took down Brooklyn in an impressive 121-99 victory in the Barclays Center on Sunday Afternoon.
This marks the Sixers’ second win in a row after losing back-to-back games prior to their contest against Atlanta. Philly now is now tied for the most wins in the NBA with Boston, each having 10.
Here’s what led Philadelphia to the decade mark in wins:
Tyrese Maxey Turning Into a Superstar
Tyrese Maxey has gone from a borderline All-Star to one of the best guards in the entire league after the James Harden trade. He has excelled in the scoring and passing categories respectively, averaging about 7 more points and 4 more assists. Clearly, Harden held Tyrese back from his true potential. James Harden is now playing with the Clippers as a below-average player and Philadelphia definitely does not miss him or his inconsistent play.
Embiid Playing Like an MVP…Again
Joel Embiid is in MVP form once again, putting up about 32 points per game, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists. This puts him in the running for the award once again and barring a collapse he should stay around the top of the leaderboard for the rest of the season. He has been able to tear up the best defenders in the league while also locking up the best scorers. If he keeps up his dominance and stays healthy, he will give the Sixers a real shot to finally surpass the 2nd round.
Philadelphia plays their 14th game of the season on Tuesday Night in the Wells Fargo Center against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This could be the Sixers’ final In-Season Tournament game of the year unless they win and the Pacers lose their game against the Hawks.