Are you among the die-hard fans of the Philadelphia 76ers who were in a good mood to watch the Sixers have an epic win against the Minnesota Timberwolves? Then you can agree with me that the match was one of the most exciting matches to watch. And without doubt, you can agree that this win was a result of James Harden’s successful debut with the Philadelphia 76ers. 32 years old James Harden, is known to be the most valuable NBA player of 2018. With him playing his first game with his new team upon his arrival in Philadelphia after being acquired at the NBA trade deadline earlier for Ben Simmons. Even despite being sidelined by an injury resulting in him missing about four games, he was able to still perform excellently and made up for his time wasted by displaying a great offensive performance in the game where he made a three-pointer in the first half of the match after which a foul from Jarred Vanderbilt was called, and he was able to convert the free throw into a four-point play without stress.
The Philadelphia 76ers were able to experience a new era with James Harden’s debut. The Sixers went with a 3-1 in the absence of James Harden, along with a major win against the Milwaukee Bucks, before eventually going on the All-Star Break. The Philadelphia 76ers are now looking like one of the best teams for punters to consider betting on through any bookmaker after getting their welcome bonus, as they now have the three-time scoring champion on their team along with other star players like Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid.
James’s debut could not have been anything better or more thrilling, and his contact with Joel Embiid was something to take note of, as both players are considered to be dominant scorers. If these two teammates can continuously replicate the excellent play displayed on Friday, then they will be among the most challenging big-point guard combos to play against during the playoffs. Joel Embiid is known to work mainly from the mid-range and in the post. However, James Harden is quite a wonderful perimeter scorer. With both of them working together, the Philadelphia 76ers will be punishing other teams by putting themselves into the bonus at an early stage in each quarter.
In the match on Friday, James Harden was able to finish with a total of 27 points, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds. His debut game was one of the best that displayed his great performance, with him making 7 out of 12 shots from the floor, 8 out of 9 shots from the foul line, and 5 out of 7 shots from the three-point line.
Conclusion With this being said, the Sixers ended the night without too much stress after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves by up to 35 points. James Harden’s debut could not have gotten any better, as it was an epic game at that.