PHILADELPHIA — Sixteen games into his NBA career, Ben Simmons already has passed the point of surprising people with his on-court accomplishments. The 76ers point guard recorded yet another milestone in Monday night’s 107-86 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Wells Fargo Center. The rookie turned in his best offensive scoring performance of his young career. Simmons scored 22 of his game- and career-high 27 points in the second half.
Here are my key takeaways and “best” and “worst” awards from the 76ers’ 101-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Five observationsOn this night, the Wells Fargo Center was one of the most electric arenas in the NBA. The sellout crowd of 20,605 was rocking from the pregame introductions to the final buzzer. It was a playoff-type atmosphere. One can only imagine what it will be like if the Sixers make the playoffs.
Joel Embiid is arguably one of the best players in the NBA. The 76ers center is one of five players to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. Yet, he’ll tell you that he’s more than a double-double machine. “Not to be cocky, but I think I’m the best defensive player in the league right now,” Embiid said following Wednesday night’s 101-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. His comment came in response to being asked how good can he become, defensively.
Man, I miss the old #NorthCatholic vs. #Frankford Turkey Bowl game. That was the BEST rivalry in #Philly.
It's a shame the Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed North several years ago (Terrible move). ... But hey, other than that, today is a great day. https://t.co/sr05LHPiOb
Last night was rockin inside the #WellsFargoCenter. I have to give #Sixers fans props for creating a playoff-type atmosphere. I glanced all the way up to the nosebleed section late in the first quarter and thought about how different things are from my 1st season on the beat.
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