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Philadelphia 76ers sophomore guard Tyrese Maxey has been excellent for his team, adding another 30-point performance, for the second time in the last two games.

As a result, Maxey became the first 76er in either his first or second season with consecutive 30-plus point efforts since Joel Embiid and Allen Iverson.

Maxey posted a new season high in the game vs. the Toronto Raptors, finishing with a game-high 33 points, on 12-for-19 shooting from the floor, 1-for-3 from 3-point range and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.

The explosive guard even got some love from ESPN’s analyst Kendrick Perkins, claiming that the Sixers already have a starting point guard.

He added four rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 40 minutes of play. Maxey has been amazing in the starting role, covering for Ben Simmons, who is out since the start of the offseason.

The Kentucky product is averaging 17 points, 4.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds through 13 games this season, helping the Sixers to an 8-5 record despite the fact that multiple players are out due to injury or COVID-19.