Tyrese Maxey scores 51 points as 76ers beat Jazz 127-124
February 3, 2024
We all know about the offensive greatness that 76ers superstar Joel Embiid can provide. Earlier this season, on January 22 in fact, he had 70 points, in a 133-123 76ers win over the San Antonio Spurs.
However, Embiid is not the only one who can deliver with a monster performance for Philadelphia on any given night. For the second time in his career, 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey of Dallas, Texas scored 50 points in a game. On Thursday at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Maxey scored 51 points as the 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 127-124.
Maxey made 17 of 27 field goals, seven of nine three-point attempts, and 10 of 11 free throws. He added two rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot. Maxey was one of three 76ers players to have double digits in points. Forward Tobias Harris of Islip, New York had 28 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana had 16 points. Meanwhile, center Paul Reed of Orlando, Florida led the 76ers with 10 rebounds.
In 2023-24, Maxey is averaging 26.3 points per game, 6.4 assists per game, 3.6 rebounds per game and one steal per game. He also has a field goal percentage of .454, three-point percentage of .383, and a free throw percentage of .866.
The first time Maxey reached the half century mark in points in a game came on November 12, 2023. He scored 50 points in a 137-126 76ers win over the Indiana Pacers.
The 76ers will be relying on the offense of Maxey for the distant future. That is because Embiid is out with a meniscus injury. The 76ers are at 30 wins and 17 wins. They are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference and six games back of the conference leading Boston Celtics. Philadelphia next plays home to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
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