The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Sacramento Kings (129-127), despite missing Joel Embiid and James Harden. It was their fifth win in a row.
Tyrese Maxey was the top performer for the winners with 32 points and 6 assists. He received significant help from his teammates as five more players finished the game with double-digit scoring.
Three of them, namely, Tobias Harris, Montrezl Harrell and Georges Niang scored 17 points each.
After the game Philadelphia’s head coach Doc Rivers couldn’t hide his joy and praised his team for the effort.
“Everybody who played did something to help us win the game tonight,” Rivers said. “We were down 21 points and all we talked about was winning the game. Didn’t panic. Every timeout, ‘We’re gonna win the game. Just hang in there.’ Came out at the beginning of the 3rd [quarter] and grabbed the lead. We felt we had to get the game close, they were just so comfortable. Tyrese just throughout the game, just kept attacking. I thought he struggled until we subbed him and brought him back in. Once he came back in, he was great.”