The Philadelphia 76ers continue to dominate at home with the win over the Los Angeles Lakers 108-91 Saturday night. The Sixers move to 30-17 on the season. LeBron James with 29 points lead him to pass Kobe Bryant at 3rd on the all-time scoring list. The big story of the game was Ben Simmons. Simmons racks up 28 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals.
The Sixers came out firing on “O” and “D”. 76ers put up 35 points in the first. Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle had a total of 4 steals. Anthony Davis started surging for LA. Korkmaz swings the momentum with a big three. Kyle Kuzma picked an argument with Ben Simmons which would ultimately be a huge mistake by the Laker. LeBron James trying to hop Kobe Bryant for 3rd on the NBA’s all-time scoring list was held off for the 1st half. Sixers went into the half with the lead, 59-50.
Through the first five minutes of the 2nd half, the Lakers could only squeak out 4 points. At about the 7:10 mark of the 3rd quarter, LeBron hits a layup and passes Kobe Bryant on the all-time scoring list. By the end of the 3rd quarter, Tobias Harris accumulated 25 points on 17 shots. Ben Simmons also posted 22 points on just 11 attempts. 76ers headed into the fourth up, 85-73.
LeBron and the Lakers weren’t quite ready to hang it up. Sixers get turnover happy and Brett Brown had to call a timeout to keep a 5-point lead from dwindling any further.
Following the timeout, Al Horford hits not one but two clutch jumpers putting the Sixers back up 10 with less than four minutes left. Philly stepped on the gas, pulling away to a 15-point lead. Ben Simmons notches 28 points and Tobias Harris puts up 29 points. Al Horford came up big when it counted. The Sixers played monster defensive to help overcome 21 turnovers and limit the Lakers to 91 points.