Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey received a standing ovation from fans at the Wells Fargo Center during his first home game back Monday night. The 22-year-old has missed 19 games this season.
“I really appreciate the fans,” Maxey said following his team’s 120-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. “They gave me extra motivation. The boost won’t help the ball go into the net, but the boost will help your energy.
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Tyrese Maxey said the crowd was “pretty good” in his first home game on Monday.
“I really appreciate the fans… they gave me an extra boost. The boost doesn’t help the ball go through the net, but the boost helps your energy.” #Six people
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Tyrese Maxey has missed nearly six weeks with a broken bone in his left foot suffered in the 76ers’ 110-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov. 18. 3.2 boards and 4.1 assists per game.
In the Sixers’ game against New Orleans on Monday, the guard finished with 12 points, one rebound and two assists in 27 minutes off the bench.
He finished 5-of-14 (35.7%) shooting from the floor and made one 3-pointer. The Philly fans gave Max another ovation as he entered late in the opening quarter.
76ers guard Tyrese Maxey praises Philly fans, excited to be back on court
On October 28, in Philadelphia’s 112–90 win over the Toronto Raptors, Maxey scored a career-high 44 points in 40 minutes of action. He shot 15-of-20 (75%) from the field and 9-of-12 (75%) from beyond the arc.
Philly fans are excited to see Joel Embiid put on another dominant performance. The five-time All-Star did not give up. Embiid had 42 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 28, 2022
This is the eighth time Embiid has had at least 35 points and 10 rebounds this season. The 76ers center chanted “MVP! MVP!” He sings throughout the fourth quarter. With Tyrese Maxey healthy, it just makes things easier on the starters.
According to several sportsbooks, Embiid has the sixth-best odds to win the MVP this season. Currently, he trails four-time All-NBA member Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant.