Thursday night in Philadelphia, the Sixers coming off an ugly loss to the Boston Celtics welcomed the Chicago Bulls to the Wells Fargo Center.
After the Boston game many Sixers were left bewildered and upset about their beloved team.
“This team has the same weakness as it did last year!”
“Brett Brown is getting outcoached”
“Ben Simmons still can’t shoot!”
“Can Markelle Fultz even play at this level?”
Fans ran through a gamut of emotions and opinions. Fast forward to tonight, both teams came out shooting the lights out with Philly shooting 79% and Chicago 71% from the field. It was a tight affair throughout the first half with the Sixers holding a 65-58 lead at halftime.
In the 3rd quarter the Sixers took off on a 17-0 run and never looked back. The Bulls sweet shooting came back down to earth and Chicago never got back in the game.
Joel Embiid and Zach Levine led all scorers for their respective teams, each with 30. Embiid also added 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Ben Simmons was his usual multi-faceted self with another triple-double that’s becoming so commonplace for him.
Much maligned Markelle Fultz finished with 12 points 5 assists and 4 rebounds on 5/15 shooting. Not the best stat line, but the flashes were there. The crowd buzzed everytime he touched the ball, they erupted every time he made a shot. The climax coming when Fultz made his first career 3 pointer, it was obvious everyone in the building was rooting for the 20 year old.
A great boost of confidence for a young player and a young team looking to compete at the top of the Eastern conference.
Next up: Sixers vs Magic Oct. 20.