Philadelphia: 76ers win over Pistons

May 10, 2021
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Philadelphia: 76ers win over Pistons

🏀76ers: The 76ers made it look all too easy this weekend in their 118–104 win over the Detroit Pistons. As expected, Joel Embiid led the squad with 29 points and six rebounds. Pleasantly surprising? Outstanding play from rookie Tyrese Maxey, who usually rides the bench but stepped up to start for Ben Simmons, who was out with back tightness.

  • Maxey had 22 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block on the evening, earning high praise from Embiid and Dwight Howard (who also had himself a night).
  • The Sixers have won eight straight and hold a comfortable three-game lead for the top spot in the East. Clap your hands, everybody!

⚾️Phillies: The Phillies closed out their three-game series in Atlanta tonight, falling to the Braves 6–1. Between Friday’s 12–2 blowout win and Saturday’s humiliating loss with multiple blown leads, we feel like we have whiplash.

  • Hopefully the Phils can get back on the horse in their upcoming series with the Washington Nationals this week, starting tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Hanging it up:

  • 🏒The Flyers missed the playoffs for the fifth time in the last nine years. Womp. Catch them one last time before they hit the golf course when they host the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

🎓⚽️ The Penn State men’s soccer team couldn’t overcome Georgetown’s early lead in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, losing 3–2. Bummed, but proud.