Tobias Harris eclipsed 20 points for the third time in the young season in the Sixers’ 114-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors. This is the second victory for Nick Nurse over his former team as the Sixers defeated the Raptors in Toronto on Saturday, the 28th. Reigning NBA MVP, Joel Embiid finished with 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists.
From a quarter-by-quarter perspective, the Sixers were consistent throughout the night. Philadelphia won each of the four quarters by margins of 4, 5, 4, and 2. Joel Embiid was a game-high +22 in this one, followed by a +16 from Furkan Korkmaz who poured in 10 points to go along with 3 steals.
Kelly Oubre Jr.
Following the departure of James Harden and P.J. Tucker, it was Kelly Oubre Jr. who was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time as a Sixer and he did not disappoint. In 30 minutes, Oubre Jr. finished with 23 points including knocking down 5 of 6 attempts from beyond the arc. He went 5 for 6 from 3-point territory in the season opener in Milwaukee as well. Oubre Jr. is currently averaging 20 points per game in the 2023-2024 campaign.
Tobias Harris remains efficient
Thursday Night vs Toronto: 23 points | 10-17 FG | 7 rebounds | 3 assists | 3 steals | 40 minutes
Tobias Harris stays hot to begin his 5th full season with the 76ers. Whether it is due to the off-season work that Harris has put in, the new coaching staff, or not having James Harden on the floor, this version of Tobias Harris is one that the Sixers will need as the season progresses. Harris is coming off a 2022-23 season in which he averaged just 14.7 points per game. That was his lowest scoring average since he averaged the same amount during the 2015-16 season in which the then 23-year-old Harris spent time in Orlando and Detroit.
at Milwaukee:20 points | 8-9 FG | 3-3 3 pt
at Toronto: 15 points | 4-10 FG | 1-4 3pt
vs Portland: 24 points | 8-11 FG | 2-4 3pt
vs Toronto: 23 points | 10-17 FG | 2-6 3pt
While it will be interesting to see how the new additions for the 76ers fit into the rotation, Sixers fans have to like what they see from a dependable Tobias Harris this season.
Saturday, November 4 – Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns come to town for a matinee game, with tip-off set for 1 p.m. ET.
Monday, November 6 – Washington Wizards visit the Philadelphia 76ers, tip-off set for 7 pm ET
Wednesday, November 8 – Boston Celtics visit Philadelphia in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup from a year ago. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.