The Philadelphia 76ers walked away as the winner on opening night, beating the Washington Wizards 113-107 on Wednesday, and they thanked them. When they started to study the kinks, the starting unit was also struggling, and at the same time working through the new system, the bench entered and provided a great improvement.
Shake Milton scored 19 points and also played an impeccable defense against Wizards stars Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal. Vulcan Furkan Korkmaz had 11 points, Tyrese Maxey had 6 points, and Dwight Howard had 10 rebounds. The 76ers need all of this to win this game, and starters other than Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons struggled a bit.
After practice, Kokmaz said Thursday: “The first game will have an outstanding performance.”
The second group helped the 76ers establish a 50-37 lead at the end of the second quarter, and then rejoined the game preemptively. The Wizards took a stride and actually took the lead at halftime. It was followed by Philadelphia’s frustrating third quarter. Before 6:04 in the third quarter, the starters could not muster the courage.
Coach Doc Rivers put the bench back in place, they helped the team rejoin the bench, and then they helped make room for Embiid to dominate the game.
“In the first half of the year, we achieved a big lead,” Korkmaz added. “I think in the game, we scored 12 points in the first half, but I think it is a game, and the final victory is a victory, but I think the second department performed well.”
For Simmons, he is very happy to see his teammates cheer at important moments. In order to get where they want to go, they will need everyone on the team to step up their efforts and contribute. It can’t just be the starter every night, so it bodes well for them as a team.
“Very big,” Simmons said from the bench. “It’s nice to see everyone come in, execute the game and master our stuff. Then on the defensive end, stop and be proud of the defense. Everyone must be on the same page, especially when the opposite is true. Our second group It’s not finished yet, guys have to work harder. This is the foundation of the team.
Like Wednesday’s performance, it can also reduce the pressure on beginners. At night, when they no longer own it as they used to, they can put the bench in for production. In the past, the team has been struggling on the bench, but currently this team is another team. The bench can also push the server to perform better.
“It’s not stress, let alone, it feeds us,” Simmons said. “We also want to start. When we saw them kill it, it’s time to go back. We want to do it, and that is championship basketball. Everyone has to play their role and finish it.”
Philadelphia will seek continuous development of the team in Saturday’s game against the New York Knicks.