Jonathan Geib and Lucas Johnson bring The Sixer Sense Podcast back following arguably the best game of Tyrese Maxey’s young career. Maxey dropped a 50-piece on the Indiana Pacers in the team’s 137-126 win on Sunday night. Is Maxey the best point guard in the Eastern Conference at the moment?
First up, the guys break down the most recent wins for the Sixers as they are now on an 8-game winning streak after dropping their first game of the season to the Milwaukee Bucks. Before the Indiana win, the Sixers beat the Detroit Pistons 114-106 and Joel Embiid and Maxey were unstoppable as they have been in most games. Embiid scored 33 points and secured 16 rebounds while going to the free-throw line for 19 attempts. He was aggressive and the Pistons had no answer for him. Maxey added 29 points, 11 assists, and 6 rebounds in the win.
There was more to discuss in the Indiana game even though Maxey stole the show with 50(!!) points. On any other night, Embiid would have been the story in the A-block. The reigning MVP scored 37 points and continues to show his improved play-making ability with 7 assists. Are Maxey and Embiid the best guard/center big man in the NBA right now?
Unfortunately, there was some sad news over the weekend for the Sixers, as Kelly Oubre Jr. was struck by a car and went to the hospital. Oubre suffered broken ribs and is now home and resting. The team said he will be reevaluated in a week, but this injury will likely keep the Sixers forward sidelined for a couple of months. Until his return, what will the Sixers’ rotation look like?
Lastly, one of the best videos of the year, potentially up for an Oscar nomination, was released this week. If you have not watched Brian Dameris roast James Harden, you need to watch ASAP. The Bally Sports Southwest announcer went on a phenomenal rant which is harsh, but true. What were your thoughts?
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