For an update on what constitutes a bell ring, please see the initial publication.
Positions of the season of bells:
Joel Embiid – 27
Ben Simmons – twenty
Jimmy Butler – 10
JJ Redick 9
Tobias Harris – 4
Robert Covington – one
Dario saric – one
T.J. McConnell – one
Furkan Korkmaz – one
Landry Shamet – one
Corey Brewer – one
Boban Marjanovic – one
Mike Scott – one
Shake Milton – one
Jonah bolden – one
Zhaire Smith – one
With both teams sitting on their regulars for the end of the regular season (Philadelphia to rest for the playoffs, Chicago for … reasons), the Sixers led up to 36 points and easily outscored the Bulls, 125-109. They will then face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. But first, our final ringer of the regular season.
Zhaire Smith: 17 points, 4 rebounds, 5 badists, 1 turnover.
With the obvious warning that he came up against the bench players for the fourth-worst team in the league, Zhaire Smith got the best performance I've seen on any of the Sixers reserve wings this season. In just his sixth career game, Smith showed both the athleticism that had the draftniks so intrigued by his departure from Texas Tech, as a bit of additional refinement to his game.
The rookie lost 17 points in his career in 7 of 13 shots from the field and 2 of 5 from behind the goal. He drained a pull-up jumper on the foul line, turned on another jade fadeaway, had a pair of dunks (one a throwback from an offensive rebound and another a SOARING line hit), and showed his fast-twitch muscles in one play where he bounced his own foul and hit the ball in the basket.
More critical as the team approaches a series against D & # 39; Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Nets, Zhaire showed off his defensive skills once again. Again and again, he skillfully sailed screens and smothered the units in isolation. After the game, Brett Brown said that Smith was the elite on the defensive in terms of moving laterally with the ball carrier. In his own post-game availability, Smith said he has not had any specific discussion with Brett about a role in the postseason, but if he were in Brown's place, he would talk to the rookie as soon as possible.
T.J. McConnell: 18 points, 2 rebounds, 6 badists, 1 block, 1 rotation
At first, it seemed we could say, "Remember when TJ McConnell scored 30 points in a game?", Since McConnell easily lost 10 points in 5 of 6 shots in the first quarter, although his efficiency never decreased (TJ finished the game 9-of-10 from the field), his status as a regular rotation player meant he only played 23 minutes and settled for 18 points, which was a shame, because those 18 points only tied his personal record. the defense of Chicago to allow McConnell to reach the edge or take his usual diet of mid-range jumpers when he pleases, a couple of minutes more would have allowed TJ to finally reach the threshold of 20 points in what could very well be his last regular season game with the Sixers.
Boban Marjanovic: 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 badists, 2 blocks, 1 turnover
On Fanatical Appreciation Night, the Sixers certainly gave the fans what they wanted: Boban 3 points! The big man went 2-for-3 from behind the goal, both from the corner, doubling the total of his career. He also finished with a total of six badists, including a beautiful dumper over Mike Scott's shoulder under the basket.
Brett Brown admitted that the role of backup center is still very high up in the air and depends on the confrontations, and says that if the opponent has a 7-foot-2 type, he has an answer. As Brooklyn was small against the Sixers in the last game for long periods with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the five, we may not see Boban too much for a while.
Jonathon Simmons: 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 badists, 1 block, 2 turnovers
For the second straight game, Simmons seemed to have more control and hit his shots from behind the goal, draining three of his six three-pointers against the Bulls. One of his treys resulted in a 4-point play in a group formation, where the Sixers had three players standing around each other. But hey, it worked! Most of the evidence this season points to not wanting Simmons to get close to the postseason rotation, but he was the first player Brett Brown mentioned who has gained the most confidence for a post-season role. When asked if he was auditioning for the postseason minutes, Simmons said, "Always." Forever."
Greg monroe: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 badists, 0 turnovers
Monroe continues to play reasonably well in his short career in the Sixers, finishing with 5 of 10 from the field and even hitting his first 3-point race! The man is doing a test for an NBA team to award him a contract next season, and proving that he can expand his range would undoubtedly be very beneficial for that purpose.
Who is your ringer for the end of the regular season?
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