Game stream: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Game stream: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

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Game stream: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

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The Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (1-1) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021

Philadelphia 76ers 117, New Orleans Pelicans 97 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Christian Clark @cclark_13
JV’s off night, a Furkan hot streak and Brandon Ingram playing with force, even if he didn’t get rewarded with free throws.
Newwwwwww 3 points. nola.com/sports/pelican…12:54 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers and the team assess Tyrese Maxey as a starter after the win in NOLA #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/21/doc… via @SixersWire #NBA12:48 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Furkan Korkmaz gets all the love from his teammates for his performance in New Orleans #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/20/mul… via @SixersWire #NBA12:46 AM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds from tonight (under 30% on Y!):
Shallow
Chris Duarte
12-team
Alex Caruso
Desmond Bane
Franz Wagner
Ricky Rubio
Deep
Grant Williams
RJ Hampton
Devin Vassell
Obi Toppin
Furkan Korkmaz
Khem Birch
Romeo Langford
Dalano Banton
Raul Neto
About to record 3 Ball! – 12:42 AM
Susan Bible @Susan_Loveland
Why is Ben Simmons being a weirdo? – 12:27 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie non-starters with 10+ mins on opening night:
Davion Mitchell
Ziaire Williams
Alperen Sengun
Trey Murphy III
Tre Mann
Ayo Dosunmu
Dalano Banton – 12:27 AM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid on last night’s team dinner: “That’s an evolution for me because when I used to go on the road I liked to stay in my room and play video games.”
“Anything I can do, I’m gonna be willing to do it. Knowing about each other’s lives, I think that goes a long way.” pic.twitter.com/j2N8LmMLaP12:12 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers beat #Pelicans 117-97 in season opener behind performances of Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 12:11 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Last season, Buddy Hield had the Kings most three’s made in a half with six (at PHI 3/20/21); Harrison Barnes tied that mark with six of his own in tonight’s third quarter. – 12:06 AM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid: “Main thing I’ve been preaching is just go out and have fun… We’ve been practicing hard, the same way we played today. It was good to get off to a good start, get a win and kind of forget about the off-court stuff. Like I said, it’s not our job. Our job is to win.” pic.twitter.com/g8hbvfK08Z12:00 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield just tied Peja Stojakovic’s franchise record for 3-point goals. Stojakovic made 1,070 in 518 games for the Kings from 1998-2006. Hield has 1,070 in 331 games since the Kings acquired him from the Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade in 2017. – 11:54 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Furkan Korkmaz on his fourth 3 in a span of two minutes and 11 seconds, recorded at 27 feet: “I knew that I was gonna shoot that. I saw Tyrese in the corner but I was like, ‘I’m going to shoot this’ because I was feeling it.” pic.twitter.com/IH6JQGQ5F011:46 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
NAW on Jonas Valanciunas’ 3/19 shooting night: “Honestly, it’s one of those days where you’ve got to charge it to the game. None of those shots were ‘What are you doing?!’ shots. We’ve seen him make those shots night in and night out. It happens to the best of us.” – 11:29 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (23 pts) on Devonte’ Graham (18 pts) in his #Pelicans debut: “He’s a great player. A confident player. Sees the game well. Very unselfish… I didn’t see anything (from Graham tonight vs. 76ers) I didn’t expect.” – 11:27 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans only shot 9 free throws tonight vs. 76ers. In all of their 72-game schedule last season, Pels only had one instance where they shot fewer than 10 foul shots (8 at the Lakers in a January road game) – 11:23 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid on the @Philadelphia 76ers’ spirit on the bench tonight:
“That’s us. That’s how we’ve been this whole summer. That’s the attitude everybody has had.
That’s the definition of us… Being together, having fun together, doing stuff with each other. I think it goes a long way.” 🥺 – 11:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
After that Bleacher Report article from @Jake Fischer, the commercial where Zion is jugging Mountain Dew with a bowl of Doritos in front of him is…well…it’s something! – 11:18 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid on the @Philadelphia 76ers’ first win:
“There’s never been any doubt for me. The main thing I’ve been preaching is go out there and have fun. In practice, our attitude is the same. We’ve been practicing hard, the same way we played today.” – 11:17 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tyrese Maxey (@Tyrese Maxey) says Tobias Harris (@Tobias Harris) has had a profound impact on his career thus far:
“Honestly, Tobias has been great from day one. His influence, his voice… he’s the leader. He leads by example. He leads by voice. I really do appreciate Tobias.” – 11:06 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey referred to Furkan Korkmaz as a “microwave” a bit in the 4th quarter #Sixers11:03 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris (@Tobias Harris) says Andre Drummond deserves credit for a heavy impact on the @Philadelphia 76ers’ first win:
“I’ve said it since the signing… Andre Drummond as a backup five is a steal for us as a team.” – 10:57 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tobias Harris said Furkan Korkmaz was “lights out” in the 4th quarter #Sixers10:53 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Furkan Korkmaz on his deep/heat check 3:
“I knew that I was gonna shoot that.” – 10:52 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
How did Jonas Valanciunas go 3-19 in a basketball game? Is that a box-score typo? – 10:52 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Furkan Korkmaz said he knew he was firing that last 3 up as soon as he caught the ball #Sixers10:52 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Willie Green says x-rays on Josh Hart’s knee were negative. He’ll be re-evaluated tomorrow. – 10:38 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
FINAL: 76ers 117, Pelicans 97
Brandon Ingram played well.
Jonas Valanciunas went 3-for-19 FG.
The Pelicans bench had 5 points until the game was out of reach. – 10:27 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
After a tight opening half, 76ers heat up from long range and pull away from #Pelicans for 117-97 win in New Orleans, to open 2021-22 regular season. Ingram 25 pts, NAW 23 pts. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: on.nba.com/3njGTSq pic.twitter.com/fgU2D8ct0510:25 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Instant observations from the Furkan Korkmaz show in New Orleans: phillyvoice.com/instant-observ…10:24 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
In his @Philadelphia 76ers debut, @Andre Drummond recorded 17 rebounds in 19 minutes as a reserve. His 17 boards are the most by a 76er making their team debut since @Hoophall member Moses Malone had 17 on Oct. 29, 1982 at New York.
h/t @Stathead10:24 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jonas Valanciunas’ 3-19 shooting performance tonight was the worst of his career in a game where he’s attempted at least 10 field goals. – 10:23 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The @Philadelphia 76ers win their first of 82, on the road, 117-97.
Harris: 20 PTS / 12 REB / 1 STL
Embiid: 22 PTS / 6 REB / 5 AST
Maxey: 20 PTS / 7 REB / 5 AST
Korkmaz: 22 PTS / 5 AST
Team: 51.8% FG, 52.0% 3fg – 10:23 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
New Orleans #Pelicans Season Opener vs. the #Sixers, Jonas Valanciunas debut twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:22 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Tyrese Maxey, Sixers new starting PG:
20 PTS
7 REB
5 AST
2 3PT
8-14 FG
The Sixers were +23 with Maxey on the floor tonight, the highest on the team. pic.twitter.com/jNp0VumKy510:22 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Final: 117-97 Sixers win. Embiid had 22/6/5 in 26 minutes. Tobias Harris (20 points, 8-16), Tyrese Maxey (20 points, 8-14) and Furkan Korkmaz (22 points, 7-11) also joined Embiid with 20+. Sixers shot 13-25 from 3-point range in the win. – 10:21 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans fall 117-97 to Sixers on opening night. It was a 6-point game with 10 minutes remaining.
Overall not enough shots that normally drop went in early (Jonas really struggled), couldn’t get to the FT line, and lack of offensive movement in 2nd half proved killers. – 10:20 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Sixers 117, Pels 97
– In the first 44:59, the Pels bench scored 5 points
– 76ers had 26-5 run from 9:11 to 4:23 4Q
– Ingram: 25p, 8r, 6a, 12/26 FG, 0/0 FT
– JV: 9p, 11r, 3/19 FG
– NAW: 23p, 5r, 9/16 FG
– Devonte: 18p, 6/9 FG, 4/6 3P
– Hart: 10m, left w/ right knee injury – 10:20 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers win the opener in New Orleans, 117-97. They shot 52 percent from the field and 52 percent from beyond the arc. It was a competitive game until Furkan Korkmaz caught fire at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
They are 1-0. Home opener against Brooklyn on Friday. – 10:19 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Sixers 117, Pelicans 97
Ingram 25 pts (12-26 FG), 8 rebs & 6 assts
NAW 23 pts
Graham 18 pts
Valanciunas 9 pts (3-19 FG) & 12 rebs
Pels lose by 20 in the season opener after getting outscored 64-44 in the 2nd half. Rough start to the Willie Green era. – 10:19 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans lose their season opener against the Sixers 117-97. BI had 25. NAW had 23. New Orleans struggled to score in the second half and gave up 36 fourth-quarter points. – 10:19 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (10/20 vs PHI):
Willie Green
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Devonte’ Graham
Brandon Ingram – 10:19 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
FINAL: Sixers 117, Pelicans 97. Philly completely pulled away in the fourth, and with Korkmaz (22 points, five assists) as the catalyst. Harris had 20 and 12, while Embiid had 22-6-5.
The Sixers are 1-0. – 10:18 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
And here come the rooks.
Jaden Springer, Charles Bassey, and Aaron Henry check in for their first NBA minutes. – 10:15 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
I wanna see Herb Jones before the 3 minute mark in the third quarter next game – 10:15 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
With 18 points in nine fourth-quarter minutes, @Philadelphia 76ers @Furkan Korkmaz has a new career high for a single quarter. His previous high was 17 in the opening frame on 2/9/20 vs. Chicago.
h/t @Stathead10:14 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
After watching part of every game so far tonight, 3 things stood out to me. LaMelo Ball’s willingness to make easy passes, not just fancy one, Andre Drummond’s incredible effort, and Chris Boucher’s awful shot selection. – 10:14 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Joe back in the game, along with Paul Reed. Sixers are going to be able to rest their starters (except Maxey) for a good chunk of this one, too. – 10:14 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brandon Ingram FGA: 26
Brandon Ingram FTA: 0 – 10:13 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans could use Zion. – 10:11 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Seemingly everything has gone haywire here for the Pelicans in the last 6 minutes. – 10:10 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Never would’ve thought I would get to see Joel Embiid wildly celebrating an Andre Drummond 3-point play, but here we are. – 10:09 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Pelicans fans are headed for the exits with their team down 105-82. Furkan Korkmaz sent the fans home packing. #Sixers10:08 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
It’s pretty incredible that Brandon Ingram doesn’t have a free throw attempt. After a little contact on the last one he let out an expletive that surprisingly didn’t draw a tech. – 10:08 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Furkan Korkmaz with a contested, pull-up 27 footer with 20 seconds left on the shot clock. Splash. He has 18 on 7-11 shooting.
The great thing about Furkan heat checks is it will undoubtedly continue into Friday’s game, even if he’s ice cold. But man is he on right now. – 10:07 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Into the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ timeout after the Korkmaz run:
-Korkmaz, acting very cool, shakes his head “no”.
-Joel Embiid smiles one of his biggest smiles yet, and runs to embrace Furk.
-Tobias Harris dusts off Furk’s shoes.
-Danny Green follows, flapping a towel (to cool Furk off).
Fin. – 10:06 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers outscoring the Pelicans 17-9 so far in the fourth and suddenly it’s a 98-79 game with seven to play. – 10:06 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Me: *leans over to @Will Guillory* Pels have played a pretty good game. Only down six right now with 10 minutes to go.
Since then… Sixers are on a 17-4 run and Furkan Korkmaz is making Joel Embiid lose his mind by making 3 after 3 after 3 after 3. – 10:06 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers’ Isaiah Joe (chin laceration) available to return – 10:05 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers say Isaiah Joe has a chin laceration (cut) and is available to return. – 10:05 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Isaiah Joe has a chin laceration and he is eligible to return #Sixers10:05 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
It’s the Furkan Korkmaz show in SKC right now – 10:04 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Furkan Korkmaz and Georges Niang leading the way in the 4th. Just as we all predicted. #Sixers10:04 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Q: How do you stop Furkan Korkmaz?
A: You can’t. – 10:04 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Apparently Jaxson Hayes ripped his jersey out of frustration when he checked out of the game a few minutes ago. – 10:04 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
Via @NBA Courtside:
@Furkan Korkmaz has tied Jrue Holiday for 10th on the @Philadelphia 76ers All-Time three-pointers list with 299. – 10:03 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Andre Drummond has done a pretty phenomenal job of anticipating and tipping away lob passes by #Pelicans10:02 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Andre Drummond has denied like three lob attempts to Jaxson Hayes tonight. – 10:02 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
An 8-point run from Furkan Korkmaz, and the @Philadelphia 76ers are up 12.
89-77, 8:49 to play.
Korkmaz tonight: 12 PTS (2-2 3fg) / 2 AST / 1 STL – 10:01 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Furkan Korkmaz is saving the team right now. The team got off to a sluggish start this quarter on offense, but the 5th year guard from Turkey has been huge these last few possessions. Philly back up 12. #Sixers10:01 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Bench scoring
Sixers: 24
Pelicans: 5 – 10:01 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Good news: #Pelicans only have 10 turnovers. Bad news: maybe 3 of them have come off not being able to get the ball inbounds. Hope that’s just a Game 1 thing – 10:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Isaiah Joe is off to the locker room after that fall #Sixers9:58 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Isaiah Joe goes back to the locker room – 9:57 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Who else loves Naji Marshall’s effort on defense? – 9:57 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Only 17 attempts from deep for Philly. Gotta get up more looks than that. Seth Curry, Joel Embiid, and Georges Niang have taken 3 triples each. #Sixers9:56 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram has scored the first 5 points — a triple and a two-handed flush — to start the 4th and the Pelicans are suddenly within 6 of the 76ers at 81-75. – 9:53 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Brandon Ingram is playing his ass off. – 9:53 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jaxson Hayes is the elastic man. – 9:51 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The Pelicans were leading 62-61 at the 8:41 mark of the 3rd quarter, but it’s an 81-70 deficit at the end of the frame.
Offense completely dried up as all movement ceased and players were forced to create on their own. Also bad: Pelicans bench has scored 5 points (all by Kira) – 9:50 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 81, Pelicans 70 at the end of the third.
Embiid 22-6-5
Harris 20 and 12
Maxey 13 and 6
Philly ended the third on a 7-0 spurt to get the lead back up to double digits. – 9:48 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia’s defense took another level with Matisse Thybulle out there. He’s made a big impact in this one. Philly up 81-70 after 3. #Sixers9:48 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans bench has 5 points in three quarters. – 9:47 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Fun fact: The Jazz made a tribute video for Fave when he went to New Orleans, but he wasn’t with the team on their first trip to Utah and then the second Pelicans @ Jazz game was scheduled to be played just a couple of days after the NBA shutdown. …. – 9:46 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Zion Williamson has gotta come back and play with his man Nickeil Alexander-Walker cause he’s ready! – 9:44 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jonas Valanciunas is 3 of 17. Missed a lot of bunnies. Seems like Embiid has gotten to him a little. – 9:40 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid get a tech for arguing a foul called on him. His response: pic.twitter.com/8VFsLykfmd9:37 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid got called for a tech for that? Come on. – 9:37 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tyrese Maxey finding his groove in this third quarter. Had two buckets during that 10-0 run and just hit a 3. He’s up to 13 points and six boards. – 9:35 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Really good bounce back stretch from Maxey here after a shaky first half – 9:35 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The calm, cool, collectedness on Tyrese Maxey, man. – 9:29 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Pelicans fans chanted ‘We want Simmons’ while Embiid attempted foul shots in the third quarter. – 9:28 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Loud “We want Simmons!” chants as the Sixers perimeter defense is getting lit up. I would stick to the “Where’s Ben Simmons?” chants if we’re trying to make sense here. – 9:28 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Trey Murphy started 3Q in place of Josh Hart at forward. #Pelicans are doing damage in mid-range, including Graham (12 pts) making a very difficult shot dribbling to his left – 9:28 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
A “We Want Simmons” chant breaks out while Joel Embiid is at the free throw line. – 9:27 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The fans here in New Orleans are chanting “We want Simmons” and it’s grown pretty loud – 9:27 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Trey Murphy got the second half start for the Pelicans – I do not see Josh Hart on the Pelicans bench. – 9:26 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Trey Murphy starts the second half with Josh Hart still out – 9:26 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid taking over early in this half like he did in the first. Up to 20 points. – 9:25 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Josh Hart (right knee injury) will not return to tonight’s game. – 9:24 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Robert Williams probably needs to think less about having to guard Andre Drummond and get himself back down to whatever weight he was where he defied gravity – 9:17 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Harris knotted the score at 53 on a 13-footer at the halftime buzzer.
Embiid has 14 points while Harris has 13. Both are shooting 5-11. The #Sixers have made 5-10 threes. – 9:11 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers tied up with the Pelicans at halftime after scoring the game’s first 14 bench points. Andre Drummond has all seven Sixers bench rebounds so far. – 9:11 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Ingram dunk ignited this crowd right before the half, but Harris calmly came down and sank the leaner to tie this one back up. It’s 53-53 at the break. The Sixers led by as many as 12 but let it slip late. Embiid with 14 but has struggled from the floor after starting hot. – 9:09 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pelicans and Sixers are tied at 53
NAW 14 pts
Ingram 12 pts, 5 rebs & 5 assts
Graham 10 pts
Embiid 14 pts, 4 rebs & 4 assts – 9:09 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Devonte’, nothing but net again on a three-pointer.
Now the SKC crowd is giving the Pelicans a standing ovation for the final possession — and Brandon Ingram rewards them with a driving dunk. Of course SKC erupted!
53-53 at halftime – 9:09 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Remember when the media went after the Pelicans for their offseason moves?
Lmao – 9:08 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Big shot by Tobias Harris there. He gets the friendly roll and Philly will go into the half tied at 53 with the Pelicans on the road. #Sixers9:08 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Pelicans get a full standing ovation in the last minute of the half.
The effort seems to be appreciated.
53-53 at Halftime. – 9:08 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
A year’s worth of mid-range regression came for Embiid this quarter. – 9:08 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid is 1-5 since returning to the game. He missed his first four shots and scored his lone on a layup. – 9:07 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
With his 1st steal tonight, @Matisse Thybulle has recorded 200 steals in his young NBA career.
He snagged 95 steals as a rookie, and 104 last season. pic.twitter.com/UV2eJ8Isbr9:06 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pels catch a little break there on that foul.
Ref gave it to Nickeil Alexander-Walker when it looked obvious that Jonas Valanciunas made the contact.
That would’ve been No. 3 on JV. Instead, it’s only NAW’s first. – 9:06 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
A veteran who just joined the soles was impressed by the front office in New Orleans
That’s something I wasn’t expecting to hear – 9:06 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
would buy every Nickeil Alexander-Walker NFT on the market right now if he minted himself. a Swiss Army Knife of moves on display this first half. holy smokes. – 9:05 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
jonas valanciunas hitting a three without hesitation is fun…please zion come back now – 9:04 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans have clawed their way back to within a point after Valanciunas sinks a 3. He seemed pretty pumped to make that one, after he’s had some uncharacteristic misses at the rim (shot 59% last season, 57% career) – 9:04 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jonas Valanciunas’ first 3-pointer as a Pel brings New Orleans to within 1 of Philadelphia’s lead at 47-46.
After a really rough offensive start to this 2nd quarter, Pels finding a bit of a groove. – 9:04 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
NAW making Maxey pay 🔥 – 9:03 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart is questionable to return. Team says it’s a right knee injury. – 9:02 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pels say Josh Hart (right knee injury) is questionable to return – 9:02 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The crowd is chanting “Where’s Ben Simmons?” Something tellsme the Sixers are going to hear this a lot. – 9:02 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Josh Hart (right knee injury) is questionable to return. – 9:02 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart (right knee injury) is questionable to return vs. 76ers – 9:01 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Really nice stretch of playmaking for Brandon Ingram here. He’s always had the ability to be a great passer, it’s just been a matter of willingness. He’s been an eager passer tonight. – 9:01 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
“Where’s Ben Simmons?” chant starting in the arena…but is short-lived. – 9:01 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Pelicans concerned about Zion Williamson weighing more than 300 pounds nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/20/rep…9:01 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tough start for Danny Green who now has 3 fouls. He’ll head back to the bench with 4 to go in the 1st half. #Sixers8:59 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans bench up and excited about Naji’s defense on Tobias Harris right there. – 8:57 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Josh Hart just ran to the locker room. Not sure what happened on the floor but he got Nickeil Alexander-Walker to call a timeout and just ran from halfcourt straight to the back. – 8:50 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Josh Hart just ran straight to the locker room after that last play. Not sure what he hurt. – 8:49 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Pelicans guard Josh Hart immediately ran to the locker room during that timeout – 8:49 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Josh Hart hobbled, calls timeout and heads straight to locker room. – 8:49 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
“Georges Niang for 3”
is a phrase I can get used to. – 8:47 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
AD just called Andre Drummond “Tragic Johnson” 😭😂 – 8:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Andre Drummond attempts so many wild plays lol it’s fun to watch. Gotta love the audacity. – 8:46 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans second five on floor tonight are Lewis, Satoransky, Temple, Murphy, Hayes. Willie Green said he’d likely go with a rotation of 10 or 11, making for some tough decisions on who’s not in reserve group – 8:45 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
After a rough start to their shift, the all-bench unit is starting to hit its stride a bit. Nice feed to Thybulle under the basket, and Niang just hit a 3. Timeout Pelicans with the Sixers leading 36-27 early in the second. – 8:43 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Drummond might be the Jameis Winston of big-man passing. Some great passes mixed in with some head scratchers. – 8:43 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond (the only players who, per Doc Rivers, have a position: center), have both successfully rotated into, and executed in, the point guard position in the first 14 minutes of the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ season. – 8:43 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram has had a couple of finishes now where I’m not sure he makes the basket through contact a season ago. – 8:41 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers lead 29-25 after one quarter. Embiid leads all players with 12 points on 4-6 shooting. He’s 2-2 on threes. He also has four assists and one steal in 9:03. – 8:40 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
After the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ first quarter of the season, they’re up, 29-25.
Embiid: 12 PTS / 4-6 FG / 4 AST
Harris: 6 PTS / 3 REB / 1 STL
Maxey: 4 PTS / 2 REB / 1 AST
Team: 57.1% FG, 42.9% 3fg – 8:39 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Sixers 29, Pelicans 25
NAW 9 pts
Graham 7 pts
Ingram 4 pts (2-7 FG) & 3 assts
Embiid 12 pts, 3 rebs & 4 assts – 8:38 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
That block by Matisse Thybulle on Brandon Ingram. My goodness. That’s incredible. Philly up 29-25 after 1. #Sixers8:38 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid getting his knee looked at on the sidelines (doesn’t look serious), an all-bench unit, Korkmaz running the point. *now* it feels like the season has started. – 8:37 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Andre Drummond just attempted to throw a mid-air behind-the-back pass in the middle of collecting an offensive rebound. It ended how you might expect – 8:34 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Andre Drummond is about to make his regular-season Sixers debut. In case you missed it earlier this week, he’s got a pretty rad backstory with Doc Rivers inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…8:33 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Now Thybulle and Isaiah Joe — who had a terrific preseason — getting ready to check in. Embiid the only starter remaining on the floor. – 8:30 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
An Isaiah Joe 1st quarter sighting – 8:30 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe check in next.
Out there now:
Joe / Thybulle / Korkmaz / Niang / Embiid – 8:29 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Trey Murphy making his #NBA debut, enters the game with vet Garrett Temple. #Pelicans need their second unit to bring much more resistance at the defensive end. Jaxson Hayes is third sub into game – 8:29 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jaxson Hayes subs in for Jonas and will be getting his first minutes since spraining his ankle in the preseason. – 8:29 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
TREY MURPHY III IS IN FOR THE PELICANS AND I AM HAPPY – 8:28 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brandon Ingram just came from across the lane to block Tobias Harris’ shot off the glass, grabbed the rebound and went coast-to-coast to finish with a layup at the rim with Embiid on his hip.
Very nice sequence for No. 14. – 8:27 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
First two subs: Garrett Temple and Trey Murphy. – 8:27 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Georges Niang and Furkan Korkmaz are the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ first subs tonight, replacing Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey. – 8:27 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Korkmaz and Niang are the first Sixers off the bench, replacing Maxey and Harris. – 8:27 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram steps over in help, comes up with the big block and lays it in himself. He has looked active on defense. – 8:27 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram with the weak-side rotation block and then goes coast to coast for a lay-in.
BI PLAYING DEFENSE👀👀 – 8:27 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Nickeil Alexander-Walker was often superb as a starter last season, but only made 13 starts. He’s having a very good, aggressive 1Q, making some tough shots en route to 9 pts – 8:27 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Devonte Graham’s three point shot making is going to revolutionize the Pelicans offense – 8:26 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid made passing and creation a priority in the offseason – and he’s showing it tonight.
10 points and 4-6 FG to start is awesome – but I love the 4 assists in his first 7 minutes. – 8:26 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Devonte’ Graham’s first bucket — a three — in a Pels uniform was fun. Nice hesitation dribble, a step left, nothing but net over Seth Curry. – 8:25 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Trey Murphy will be the first sub off the bench for the Pels. – 8:25 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
10 points and 2 assists and the first minor injury scare in six minutes for Joel Embiid. Showing off the whole experience tonight. – 8:24 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
4 minutes into the season and we already have a bit of an injury concern as Joel Embiid was running his knee a bit. He does look fine though. #Sixers8:20 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
A casual 10 points in less than five minutes for Joel Embiid to start this game. Sixers with the early 14-9 lead. – 8:19 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid rubbed his knee after that play. – 8:19 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Looks like Joel Embiid is experiencing some discomfort in his right knee. Has been reaching at it the past two possessions.
Doesn’t look like he’s thinking about coming out of the game. – 8:19 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Had to know Embiid was going to eat tonight – 8:19 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Nickeil Alexander-Walker has gotten Tyrese Maxey a couple of times. Joel Embiid has been out high on the screens to start this game. #Sixers8:19 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid with eight of the Sixers ‘ 12 points. They lead by four. – 8:18 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Elite 3-point shooter Joel Embiid. – 8:18 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Nickeil showing off the bag early. Good pull-up from midrange for Pels first basket and now a nifty left-handed layup off glass.
Pelicans trailing Sixers 9-4 early though – 8:17 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Just wanna say, @TonyaBoydCannon just set the bar extremely high for anthems for the year.
Pelicans and Sixers ready to tip.
The season is here. Let’s go. – 8:07 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Can we elect Garrett Temple as mayor? – 8:04 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers PG Tyrese Maxey wearing pink sneakers tonight during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. pic.twitter.com/zGz0YkG4wO8:01 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
As he gets set to start at point guard tonight, Doc Rivers has some advice for young Tyrese Maxey #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/20/doc… via @SixersWire #NBA8:00 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Pelicans starters: Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Jonas Valanciunas, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Devonte’ Graham
#Sixers starters: Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid, Seth Curry, Tyrese Maxey. – 7:28 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:25 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey
Seth Curry
Danny Green
Tobias Harris
Joel Embiid
Your opening night starting lineup in the bayou #Sixers7:19 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans starters for game 1:
Graham
NAW
Hart
Ingram
Valanciunas – 7:15 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
Tonight marks the first-ever season-opening matchup between @Philadelphia 76ers and @New Orleans Pelicans.
Philadelphia comes in having won its last two season openers.
h/t @Stathead6:57 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers on Tyrese Maxey’s mentors, Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris:
“[Joel and Tobias are] a pretty good influence. Both lead by example. I think they’re both doing that… Joel’s been phenomenal… Tobias – we jokingly call him the machine.” – 6:39 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Ahead of the @Philadelphia 76ers opener, Doc Rivers shares the advice he gave to Tyrese Maxey:
“Just play. That’s what I told [Tyrese]…
I want him to be very aggressive. One thing I’ve liked about him since getting him – he’s an extremely confident kid.” – 6:37 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says he wants Tyrese Maxey to be Tyrese Maxey. He doesn’t want anybody in his head and he just wants him to play his game. #Sixers6:35 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Tomas Satoransky is a game-time decision. Gonna go through warmups and see. Dealing with a stomach issue. – 6:23 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Willie Green isn’t revealing the starting lineup in pregame but did say the starting backcourt will consist of a couple of guys who he thinks will help the Pelicans get off to a fast start. – 6:19 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey and Paul Reed putting in some pregame work here in the bayou #Sixers pic.twitter.com/sYniqtKdn46:15 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jaxson Hayes just threw a pretty mean dunk in warmups. Fingers crossed but ankle looks fully good to go. 👍🏼 – 6:05 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tyrese Maxey getting ready to (we assume) start at point guard tonight. Read more about his experiences — and his affable-yet-fierce competitive streak and work ethic — that have prepared him for this:
inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… pic.twitter.com/TKKu2596xV6:02 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
Zion Williamson crossed 300 lbs this offseason? Damn. For point of reference, he and Zach LaVine are both 6’6″ and play an explosive game. Imagine if LaVine pushed another bill and didn’t change his game at all. I worry for Zion’s knees. – 5:36 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers supports Ben Simmons despite Sixers star’s practice antics: ‘I want Ben to be playing’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 5:01 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tyrese Maxey ahead of the @Philadelphia 76ers opener tonight:
“I can’t wait, man. The relationships, the chemistry, you can tell that we have each other’s backs. And that’s something you always want when you go into battle.” pic.twitter.com/khKw1LqZgK4:57 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
We talked a whole lot of Ben Simmons on this pod + if you submitted a take, we broke it down.
New episode of @CertifiedBckts with @AshNicoleMoss & @LethalShooter__ out now 💘💘
linktr.ee/certifiedbckts4:53 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans are 4-point underdogs tonight at home.
Over/under is 224.
Kinda like Philly and the over….so fade accordingly. – 4:45 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Amid a @McClain_on_NFL report about a potential Deshaun Watson deal to Miami houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… I was unable to come up with a way for Ben Simmons and John Wall to somehow be included. – 3:57 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
For @The Vertical: Joel Embiid can solve the 76ers saga by asking Daryl Morey to trade Ben Simmons now.
sports.yahoo.com/joel-embiid-co…3:42 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons’ antics haven’t changed Doc Rivers’ stance: ‘I want Ben to be playing.’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #Sixers #NBA #philaunite3:15 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Amid the Ben Simmons saga, Tobias Harris has taken the charge that the team expects from one of their top players #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/20/tob… via @SixersWire2:39 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers PG Shake Milton did some shooting after this morning’s shootaround. Milton is sidelined with a sprained right ankle. pic.twitter.com/M0LL4sYES72:25 PM

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