Magic vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Magic vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Magic vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Orlando Magic (8-38) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (18-18) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Wednesday January 19, 2022

Orlando Magic 110, Philadelphia 76ers 123 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

StatMuse @statmuse
Insane nights from the 3 best centers in the game:
— Embiid 50 PTS in 27 minutes
— Jokic 49/14/10
— Zubac career-high 32 PTS on 79 FG% pic.twitter.com/xm6AblU5Jc12:51 AM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Joel Embiid scored 50 points in 27 minutes.
Nikola Jokić was right there with 49 and a triple-double AND a pass for the win any playoff QB would take.
And don’t forget Luka Dončić with a rather nasty 41 himself …
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com12:50 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Nikola Jokic tonight:
49 PTS
14 REB
10 AST
16-25 FG
Who’s the best center in the NBA? Jokic or Embiid? pic.twitter.com/b7vW6VY1ua12:48 AM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Basketball gods gotta give us a Jokic-Embiid Finals some day 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 – 12:21 AM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Mo Bamba hit seven 3s in the first half tonight?? – 12:00 AM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
I keep imagining Jokic with even Tim-Duncan-level free throws. 7-8 FTs. The mind boggles. I don’t need him to get calls like the most favorable whistle in NBA history, Joel Embiid. Just a good whistle for an MVP who can’t be stopped inside without constant doubles and fouling. – 11:56 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Nikola Jokic-Joel Embiid debate is giving ‘09 Bron-Kobe, Dirk vs. Timmy D, IT vs Stockton and Kareem vs. Wilt vibes. There’s no right or wrong answer. Two generational players. – 11:51 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid talks about changing things up with his nutritionist a couple off-seasons ago. Mentioned the bubble loss, “disrespect” of All-NBA voting and having a son as reasons for why.
“Becoming a father is probably the biggest part of it. I want to set the bar high for him.” pic.twitter.com/ZjdCNhUilj11:31 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid on his shooting improvement, mentioned opening night knee injury: “To make jump shots, you need to be explosive and I really couldn’t move the way I wanted to.”
“The COVID break helped a lot, a blessing in disguise to rest the knee and take as much time as I could.” pic.twitter.com/252ULrJM1v11:16 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Find someone that loves you as much as Tim Legler loves Embiid. – 11:15 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
goodnight from The Franchise and The 🅿️rocess. 🥺 pic.twitter.com/Knyv3UbL4h11:13 PM

Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
Per @Stathead, @Philadelphia 76ers @Joel Embiid is the 10th player in @NBAHistory to score at least 50 points in a game while attempting 23-or-fewer shots.
Embiid was 17-23 (.739) on the night. pic.twitter.com/pps26vZr9v11:10 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Will have a column later, but some quick thoughts on a career-high night for Joel Embiid: theathletic.com/news/joel-embi…11:04 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
set your alarms & start your Thursday with our 76ers insiders as they break down tonight’s W!
twitter.com/i/spaces/1eaJb…10:59 PM
RJ Hampton @RjHampton14
Appreciate all the texts and prayers 🙏🏽🤞🏽 – 10:47 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most points per minute in an NBA game:
2.08 — Wilt 100 in 48 min
2.07 — Klay 60 in 29 min
1.96 — Klay 52 in 27 min
1.96 — Harden 60 in 31 min
1.93 — Kobe 81 in 42 min
1.91 — Gervin 63 in 33 min
1.89 — Kobe 62 in 33 min
1.85 — Malone 61 in 33 min
1.85 — Embiid 50 in 27 mins pic.twitter.com/mgYJh2ISEX10:39 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s 50-point night in 27 minutes: “I played with Dominique (Wilkins), and I don’t know if I’ve seen that. Iv’e seen Dominique score more, but it took the whole game. That was easy, quick, efficient and determined.” – 10:34 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
same time, same place, Friday.
📝⤵️ | @NJMIns10:32 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Joel Embiid has been so ridiculous that Nikola Jokic might break the all-time PER record while tossing up 25-14-7 and still not make 1st-Team All-NBA. – 10:32 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Possibly the best part of Joel Embiid’s postgame presser after scoring 50: At the end of a long answer in which he essentially said he can play like Dirk, Shaq, Jordan and Kobe when he wants to, Embiid noted he played “OK” tonight. – 10:29 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid: ‘This year we had so much going on, missing our second-best player …’ – 10:27 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid: ‘My teammates just found me and I did the rest.’ – 10:25 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta scored a season-high 73 points in tonight’s second half. It’s the most points scored in either half since March 16, 2021 at Houston (73 first half points) and the most points in a second half since March 3, 2021 (73 at Orlando). – 10:22 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers star Joel Embiid on playing the right way and making good decisions even when he’s scoring 50 points in 27 minutes: pic.twitter.com/ATiMlcNVZl10:22 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid says his team has to win and he needs to be an award-winner for him to be considered an all-time great after scoring 50 points vs #Magic: pic.twitter.com/lWK0SUhdAm10:20 PM

Synergy Sports Tech @SynergySST
Joel Embiid scored 29 points in post up situations in the 76ers’ win over the Magic, among the highest totals of the last decade. – 10:19 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid: “I was okay tonight.” – 10:16 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid: “I was messing with him before the game and like, ‘Who ya gonna be tonight? Shaq? Dirk?’ He was like, ‘I’m gonna be Joel.’” pic.twitter.com/9UhNE48DBh10:15 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
50 PTS | 12 REB | 3 BLK
all in 27 minutes. RT to vote @Joel Embiid for #NBAAllStar. 🌟
🎥 presented by @PALottery pic.twitter.com/MnjPPGkH9010:15 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups says Nassir Little banged his knee in the last game in Orlando. X-rays were clean. Tried to go tonight, but wasn’t able to play after halftime. – 10:14 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
for the City of Philadelphia!
🩺@MoraviaHealth pic.twitter.com/A4J1TrHzcJ10:13 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid: ‘He’s the MVP candidate for a reason. We appreciate him.’ – 10:09 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tyrese Maxey said he was messing around with Joel Embiid pregame, asked whether he was going to be Shaq or Dirk tonight.
Maxey said Embiid told him he was going to “be Joel.” – 10:08 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Tyrese Maxey says he jokingly asked Embiid before the game tonight who hr was going to be, Shaq or Dirk. His reply?
“I’m gonna be Joel.” – 10:08 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey: ‘I was a fan (watching Joel Embiid tonight). It was amazing.’ – 10:08 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid: “I was a fan tonight! I asked him before the game is he gonna be Shaq or Dirk? Because he can do both. Joel said ‘I’m gonna be Joel’.” #Sixers10:08 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“I was a fan… It was amazing to watch” – Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid’s performance #Sixers10:08 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Sixers’ Joel Embiid joins Klay Thompson in rare club, bolsters MVP case with dominant 50-point night vs. Magic
cbssports.com/nba/news/sixer…10:02 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Russell now with 31 points tonight, his third 30+ point effort of the season (36th career).
His season-high is 35 points at Philadelphia on 11/27. – 9:57 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid is a one-man show in #Sixers’ 123-110 victory over Orlando Magic | Analysis inquirer.com/sixers/joel-em… via @phillyinquirer – 9:51 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tobias Harris says Joel Embiid has been their anchor all season. He said he’s been doing that all season. #Sixers9:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Tobias Harris on #Sixers star Joel Embiid 50-point night: ‘He’s been doing it all year’ pic.twitter.com/KzjaJNssOh9:37 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
FINAL BOX: Philadelphia 123, Orlando 110 pic.twitter.com/zVa3mZdmr59:32 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid: ‘He’s a little bit Olajuwon and a little bit Garnett – that’s a heck of a combination. … I said it before that I knew he was good when I got here but I didn’t know he could do all this.’ – 9:32 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
HAVE A NIGHT, JOEL ‼️
He tied his career-high point total in just 27 minutes vs. the Magic 👀 pic.twitter.com/ULUGbFfBlu9:31 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Underrated @Philadelphia 76ers stats from tonight’s W:
Embiid: 50 PTS, 27 min
Embiid: 17-23 fg, 15-17 FT
Embiid: game-high +24
Harris: 8-13 fg
Maxey: 6-10 fg / 2-3 3fg
Curry: 8 REB
Korkmaz: team-high 5 AST
Korkmaz: +15
Q3 score: 47-23, Sixers. – 9:30 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
A career night for @TheRealMoBamba:
🪄 32 PTS
🪄 3 BLK
🪄 12-15 FG
🪄 7-8 3P
🪄 30 MIN
🪄 32 points marked a career high
🪄 7 3PM is the most by a Magic center in a game
(h/t @StatMuse) pic.twitter.com/pwhs1y8u5d9:29 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers said he told Sam Cassell in the 4th quarter he wanted to get Joel Embiid in and out to get 50. Didn’t want him in the game for more than a minute at that point #Sixers9:28 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid ‘was unbelievable from the start. He’s just dominant in every way.’ – 9:27 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Joel Embiid: 50 points, 33 minutes. – 9:26 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Sure, Embiid scoring 50 is nice, but how did he let Mo Bamba score 32? – 9:25 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: What the #Sixers do at the trade deadline will show how they answer an essential question: https://t.co/DWu4uJXmTv #76ers pic.twitter.com/F7jv90f4py9:23 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
made some magic in Philly tonight! 🎩🪄
🪙 @Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/7z9mLLtidt9:22 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Thing I did in 27 minutes today: Take a pregame nap
Thing Joel Embiid did in 27 minutes today: Score 50 points. – 9:22 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers beat Orlando, 123-110. They are 26-18. Joel Embiid ruined a classic Mo Bamba performance. – 9:22 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The player grades following an absolutely ridiculous performance from Joel Embiid in a win #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/sixers-p… via @SixersWire9:21 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid is on a special run right now phillyvoice.com/sixers-magic-j…9:21 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Joel Embiid becomes the fastest ever to record 50+ points and 10+ rebounds in NBA history. Just 27 minutes. – 9:20 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Final: Sixers 123, Magic 110 – 9:20 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
FINAL: Sixers 123, Magic 110. Embiid matches a career-high with 50 points on 17-of-23 from the field and 15-of-27 from the FT line and also had 12 rebounds in 27 (!) minutes. Sixers have won 10 of their last 12. Up next: Clippers on Friday. – 9:18 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
PLAY THE SONG!!!!
SIXERS WIN!!! – 9:18 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The @Philadelphia 76ers beat the Magic, 123-110.
Embiid: 50 PTS* / 12 REB / 3 BLK
Harris: 21 PTS / 4 REB / 4 AST
Maxey: 14 PTS / 3 REB / 2 AST
Niang: 10 PTS / 3 REB / 3 AST
Drummond: 9 PTS / 5 REB
Korkmaz: 8 PTS / 6 REB / 5 AST
*ties his career-high. – 9:18 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid’s last two years are the best back-to-back seasons by a Philadelphia 76er in the last 35 years, and I say that with little hesitation. And yes, I’m aware of AI and the Chuckster. Nobody had this much responsibility, and impact, on both sides of the court. – 9:12 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
Mo Bamba: career-high 32p on 12/15 FG, 7/8 3s, 4 reb, 3 blk, 2 ast, 6 fouls, -15 in in 29:52 – 9:11 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Timeout on the floor as R.J. Hampton goes down grabbing his left knee.
He’s able to walk off the floor and heads to the @Orlando Magic‘s locker room. – 9:09 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Mo Bamba career night:
32 PTS
3 BLK
12-15 FG
7-8 3P
That’s the most threes by a center in a game in Magic franchise history. pic.twitter.com/LFf7IFrxy49:09 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
RJ Hampton is down on the court holding his left knee. – 9:08 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
RJ Hampton in a lot of pain, clutching his left knee. He took a really awkward fall. – 9:08 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
This sucks for RJ Hampton. He’s down on the ground in obvious pain. – 9:08 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Joel Embiid tonight:
50 PTS
12 REB
3 BLK
17-23 FG
15-17 FT*
*The Magic had 12 free throws as a team pic.twitter.com/yzH5u42KzE9:07 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
A cool 50 points in 28 minutes tonight for Joel Embiid in what will be a rout of a win over the Magic. Embiid has been dominant for a month now. With how well he’s playing, the Sixers will have a real chance in the East if they can turn Ben Simmons into some help by the deadline. – 9:07 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid has tied his career-high, scoring 50 points tonight.
Joel heads to the bench with 50 pts, 12 reb, 2 ast, 3 blk.
17-23 FG / 15-17 FT.
#NBAAllStar x @Joel Embiid pic.twitter.com/WR7EmYubqD9:06 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid leaves the game after scoring a career-high tying 50 points – 9:05 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid had a chance to set a new career-high, but missed the second free throw. He comes out with 50 points, matching his career best. – 9:05 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid subs out with 6:25 left and 50 points, tied for his career high. Did it on 17-for-23 shooting. – 9:05 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
That ties a career-high 50 points for Joel Embiid on 17-for-23 shooting from the field and 15 of 17 from the line in 27 minutes. He just left the game. #Sixers lead by 27 – 9:05 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid looking off a wide-open Niang as he shoots the contested jumper that could get him a career high was tremendous.
But Embiid missed the second free throw! He exits with 50 points, a tie for his career high. – 9:05 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Sixers players with multiple 50-point, 10-rebound games:
Wilt Chamberlain
Joel Embiid
Insane company. pic.twitter.com/lSXYkbk9949:05 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
50 points for Embiid, who misses 2nd FT and chance at a new career high, but what a performance – 9:05 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Joel Embiid is just the second player in @Philadelphia 76ers history to record multiple 50-point, 10-rebound games.
He joins Wilt Chamberlain, who had 11 such games with the franchise.
The only others with even one such game are Dolph Schayes and Moses Malone. pic.twitter.com/bLROkEG5k19:04 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
I give credit to Niang for standing in the corner waving his arms for Embiid to pass him the ball, but lol no. – 9:04 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid had Georges Niang wide open in the corner and said “nah” lol he goes for his career high at the line #Sixers9:03 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
Lol Joel Embiid comes back in Sixers up 24 in the 4th with 7 minutes and change left as he’s got 47 points – 9:02 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid is checking back in with the Sixers up 24 with a little over 7 minutes left. He’s 3 away from tying his career high.
He’s going to be shooterish here, me thinks. – 9:02 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid to the scorer’s table. – 9:00 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Looks like Embiid is coming back in for his shot at 50. – 9:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
No reason for Joel Embiid to return to this game. Call it a night and let the big fella rest. #Sixers9:00 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
I know Bulls fans now like bagging on Vooch, but check yourself and remember no All-Stars were looking to play with Zach until Vooch came over. He and the Magic worked closely on that deal. It was Zach AND Vooch that led to DeMar and Ball sign-n-trades. – 8:57 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers up 20 with 8:36 to play. Embiid is three points away from matching his career high. You still gotta bring him back in, right? – 8:55 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Joel Embiid is FEELIN’ it!
He has 47 and 12 rebounds through 3 quarters 😱
pic.twitter.com/5wHQLcOzQR8:54 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Sixers scored 47 third-quarter points against the Magic, the most allowed by Orlando in the 3rd in team history.
The most allowed by the Magic in any quarter is 50 (first quarter, against the Milwaukee Bucks, Nov. 16, 1989). – 8:51 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 3Q: 76ers 94, Magic 80.
Bamba: 30 points, 3 blocks
Suggs: 14 points, 8 rebounds
Anthony: 13 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds,
Embiid: 47 points (including 23 in the third) and 12 rebounds – 8:50 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Lost in Embiid Mania is that Mo Bamba was held to two points in the third quarter after dropping 28 in the first half. He’s back out there to start the fourth. – 8:50 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
So far we’ve had:
Embiid score 20 in the first quarter
Bamba get 20 in the 2nd
Embiid go for 23 in the 3rd – 8:49 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Looks like the Orlando Magic are also beating the Hawks 73-61 at the half. pic.twitter.com/qqgFyzqOI38:49 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
the center is ROCKIN’!
🪙 @Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/NKMGcafOli8:48 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 3RD QUARTER BOX: Philadelphia 94, Orlando 80 pic.twitter.com/LO9XXCW5898:48 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
47 points and 12 boards for Joel Embiid. Thru 3 quarters!!!
Oh, and the other staring center in the game, Mo Bamba, has 30 points and is 7-for-8 from 3PT land.
Again, we still got a full quarter to go y’all! – 8:48 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
End of 3Q: Sixers 94, Magic 80
Embiid has a season-high 47 points and 12 rebounds. His career-high is 50. – 8:48 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Embiid is doing what now!? Box score surfing and I see he’s got a casual 47 points in 26 minutes 😳 – 8:48 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Let’s see Embiid go for 60 tonight. I’m here for it. – 8:47 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid with a stepback 3 gives him 47 on the night, and gives the Sixers a 94-80 lead heading into the 4th. Through 3 quarters and he legitimately has half of the team’s points.
His career high is 50. If he’s needed in the 4th, he should easily set a new one. – 8:47 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Celtics, not fun to watch..Joel embiid? Very fun…47/12 after 3..goin for 60! – 8:47 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
the Magic had the league’s seventh-best defense in January. They just gave up 47 in a quarter. Joel Embiid is different. – 8:47 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid is really, really, really on 🔥. He’s up to 47 points after scoring 23 in the third quarter on 8-10 shooting. #Sixers lead #Magic, 94-80, heading into the fourth quarter. pic.twitter.com/3nTXwCDfuS8:47 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid’s got 47 points (on 23 field-goal attempts) through three quarters. His career high is 50.
He’s been a nightmare to guard the last six weeks or so. – 8:47 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Joel Embiid with 47 points against the #Magic through three quarters. His career-high is 50 on Feb. 19, 2021, vs. the #Bulls. #Sixers scored 47 points in third period after having just 47 in the first half. – 8:47 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
A step-back 3 at the end of the shot clock gives Joel Embiid 47 points at the end of three quarters. This has been about as good as it gets. – 8:46 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Joel Embiid has 47 & 12. It’s the third quarter. – 8:46 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 94, Magic 80 at the end of the third. Philly created a bit of distance late in the frame, and now we’re all on Embiid Watch. – 8:46 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Huge cheer for Embiid has he checks out for rest in the final seconds of the third. Now up to 47 points and 12 boards. – 8:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid dawg lol that’s wild – 8:45 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid with 2 minutes left in Q3:
44 PTS / 11 REB / 16-22 fg / 12-13 FT
…read that again. – 8:43 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
This crowd has been restless a lot of the night, but it’s now fully on the “get Embiid a new career high” train. He’s got 44 with two minutes to play in the third. His career-high is 50. – 8:42 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
With how frustrated Robin Lopez is, Franklin might want to be on high alert. – 8:42 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
Via @Stathead, this is @Joel Embiid‘s 17th career game with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds. That’s 2nd-most in franchise history to HoFer Wilt Chamberlain.
All 17 of his 40-10 games have come since the start of the 17-18 season and rank 2nd only to @James Harden over that span. – 8:40 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Still hard to believe some of things Joel Embiid can do for a man that size. – 8:40 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Joel Embiid has 41 points on 25 shooting possessions with three minutes to play in the third quarter. – 8:40 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid makes a pair of free throws, giving him 41 points on the night — on 15-20 shooting with 3:45 left in the third quarter. – 8:39 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
41-10-2 for Embiid with 3:47 remaining in the third quarter. – 8:38 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
The Mo Bamba Game – 8:37 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Terrence Ross will not return tonight due to right knee soreness, per the Magic. – 8:35 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Terrence Ross will not return tonight at Philadelphia due to right knee soreness, the Magic announced. – 8:35 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
35 points on 14-19 FG midway through the third quarter for Joel Embiid, Sixers lead 76-70. Embiid’s teammates also seem to have woken up a bit offensively. – 8:34 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Terrence Ross (right knee soreness) is out for the rest of the @Orlando Magic‘s road game against the @Sixers. – 8:34 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
🚨 @Orlando Magic INJURY UPDATE:
Terrence Ross will not return tonight at Philadelphia due to right knee soreness.
#MagicTogether8:34 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
The #Sixers are on a 29-13 run, turning a 10-point deficit into a 76-70 lead. Embiid has 35 points and 10 rebounds midway through the third quarter, – 8:33 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid up to 35 and 10 after that finish. Sixers leading 76-70 with about five to play in the third. – 8:32 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
My hungry kids are always screaming: “Mo bamba!”
Tonight, I’m screaming: “Mo Bamba!” – 8:30 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Sixers have outscored the Magic 17-6 to begin the 3rd quarter, leading 64-63. – 8:26 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
this was off a Philadelphia make btw pic.twitter.com/vP7js4lJAv8:26 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tyrese Maxey briefly restores order with a couple of 3s. Sixers back in front 64-63 with about eight to play in the third. – 8:25 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
How many times will Cole Anthony walk to the basket? – 8:23 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Mo Bamba just recorded his career-high in 18 minutes. pic.twitter.com/p6AUKTHxla8:20 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Korkmaz starting the second half in Brown’s spot. #Sixers8:19 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
In all seriousness, the biggest reason the Magic are out ahead (apart from Bamba’s shooting) is they’re hitting the glass. 28-20 edge on the glass overall and 20 defensive rebounds to just 1 offensive rebound for Philly. – 8:13 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
HALFTIME BOX: Orlando 57, Philadelphia 47 pic.twitter.com/Lab8DTiuc98:10 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
What an insane first half in Philly. Joel Embiid scored 20 points in the first quarter but foul trouble limited him.
Orlando shoots 11-20 from beyond the arc, led by a 28-point half from Mo Bamba (7-8 from deep).
Sixers trail Orlando 57-47, and yep, the boo birds were out. – 8:09 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Mo Bamba with a career-high 2⃣8⃣ points IN THE FIRST HALF 👀
pic.twitter.com/aJtQ7izChJ8:08 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Mo Bamba’s career-high in points in 189 career games before tonight: 22 points
Mo Bamba in 18 first-half minutes tonight: 28 points. – 8:07 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Halftime: Magic 57, 76ers 47.
Mo Bamba has a career-high 28 points (10-of-13 shooting, 7 of 8 on three-pointers).
Joel Embiid has over half (24) of Philadelphia’s points. – 8:07 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Halftime: Magic 57, Sixers 47
Orlando’s Mo Bamba posted a career-high 28 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid put up 24 points and 7 rebounds. – 8:06 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Mo Bamba and his Magic have a 57-47 lead on the Sixers at halftime. Philadelphia fans are booing. Bamba has 28/4/2 with three blocks and 0 turnovers on 10/13 (7/8). – 8:05 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Halftime: Magic 57, Sixers 47
Bamba: 28 points (7-8 3PT), 4 rebounds, 3 blocks
F. Wagner: 7 points, 10 rebounds
Embiid: 24 points, 7 rebounds
Harris: 9 points – 8:05 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Magic leads 57-47 at the half. Mo Bama has 28 points on 7-8 three-point shooting – 8:05 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
at the half.
🪙 @Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/o0p7jUMFnL8:05 PM

Jonathan Isaac @JJudahIsaac
Go off Mo Beasy!!!! – 8:05 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Magic lead it 57-47 at halftime. Mo Bamba has a career-high 28 points and he’s knocked down 7 triples. The fans are booing. #Sixers8:05 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Mo Bamba at the half: Career-high 28 points, 7 for 8 from 3-point range
Sixers: 3 for 9 from 3-point range – 8:04 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Magic 57, Sixers 47. The boos are out after Philly let Mo Bamba go wild for 28 points on 7-of-8 from deep. Embiid with 21 points and 7 rebounds. – 8:04 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Orlando ends the half on a 14-3 run to take a 57-47 lead to the break.
Mo Bamba has 28 points on 10-13 shooting (7-8) from 3. That’s already a new career high for Bamba. – 8:04 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
This is going to be one of those ‘random drug test’ nights for Mo Bamba after this display. – 8:04 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Mo Bamba (28 points) has made 7 first-half 3s. – 8:04 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Mo Bamba has 6 three-pointers and three blocks. There’s 1:00 to play in the first half. – 8:03 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
28 points first half for Mo Bamba! No matter how many 3s he makes, Andre Drummond will not defend him on the pick-and-pop. – 8:03 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
It’s Mo Bamba’s world tonight. – 8:03 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
when a casual says Mo Bamba doesn’t have trade value pic.twitter.com/6AoryZ3S6X8:02 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid picking up his third foul has been damaging. Drummond has stunk up the joint for two straight minutes.
People are booing Tobias, but Bamba block was Drummond’s fault. Threw him a grenade with one second left and brought Bamba right to him. – 8:02 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Boos getting louder as #Sixers trail the 8-37 #Magic 54-47 – 8:00 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Mo Bama is with the ‘Leave Me Wide Open From Three If You Want To Game’ The Magic center is 6-for-7 on mostly wide open threes. – 8:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Magic big man Mo Bamba entered tonight’s game shooting 32.6% from deep. He’s 6/7 tonight. – 8:00 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Mo Bamba has a career-high 25 points tonight vs. the Sixers. There are still over 2 minutes left in the first half. – 7:59 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Mo Bamba is 6-7 from three and has 25 points in the first half. Mo Bamba! And here I thought this game had no juice. – 7:59 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
The Mo Bamba Game – 7:59 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Mo Bamba
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6-7 3PM for Mo 🤯 pic.twitter.com/9dPs1pdOf97:59 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Andre Drummond just passed Darryl Dawkins to move into sole possession of 96th place on the NBA’s all-time blocks list.
The players right below Drummond are now Dawkins, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. – 7:58 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Hasn’t Embiid done enough to Suggs this season?! – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
So far in Orlando-Philly, it’s basically been Mo Bamba vs Joel Embiid one-on-one and Bamba is more than holding his own. – 7:58 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Mo Bamba, three-point sniper. Apparently. He’s 5-for-6 from deep and the Magic re-take a 46-44 lead with less than four to play in the first half. – 7:56 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Is that Mo Bamba or Steph Curry out there? Sheesh. Big man is out here making 3s like they’re layups. Philly trails it 46-44. #Sixers7:56 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Mo Bamba has 17 points already, including 4-5 from deep. He only shoots 32 percent for the season. For some reason, Bamba has played really well in all three of his games against the Sixers this season. – 7:55 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Mo Bamba’s shooting 22.2% on midrange Js and 32.6% from 3 on the season.
He turns into prime Dirk from the perimeter against the Sixers, somehow. – 7:54 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Mo Bamba going shot for shot with Joel Embiid is beyond delightful. – 7:54 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
taking shots from Turkey.👌 pic.twitter.com/xeKccjfOaT7:50 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Sixers are up 38-37 on the Magic with 6:40 left in the second quarter. Orlando has 12 made field goals, 7 of them are 3s. – 7:48 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Mo Bamba shoves Drummond out of bounds and they just call it an out-of-bounds off Drummond. WHAT lmao – 7:46 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
alley-oopin’ our way around South Philly. pic.twitter.com/9m1jSHPT4W7:43 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Breaking: Other players are making shots in Philly with Embiid on the bench. A pull-up 3 by Korkmaz gives them their largest lead of the game at 34-24. – 7:42 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid is back on the bench – 7:38 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
20 PTS | 5 REB 🤯
Joel Embiid’s first quarter in four frames: pic.twitter.com/G3iYoqCx3Z7:38 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
end of the first quarter in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/5UUlHTAnkc7:37 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
End 1Q: 76ers 25, Magic 21
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid has 20 pts* & 5 rebs
Orlando led by Mo Bamba with 8 pts & 3 rebs
*that’s not a typo – 7:37 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 25, Magic 21 at the end of the first. Embiid has 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and 5 boards. Magic made just 7 of 24 shots and turned the ball over 5 times, but have a 16-10 rebounding edge. – 7:36 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
up after 12.
🪙 @Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/gvpkepmIBV7:36 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
A missed Drummond dunk on an oop in transition is an appropriate capper for that quarter for the non-Embiid Sixers – 7:36 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has 20 points. The Orlando Magic have 21. Philly leads it 25-21 after 1 quarter. #Sixers7:36 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Through one quarter of play the score is Joel Embiid 20, everyone else combined, regardless of what jersey they’re wearing, 26.
Sixers up 25-21 after 1. – 7:35 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid went to the locker room. – 7:33 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The 76ers lead the Magic 22-20 late in the first quarter. Joel Embiid has 20 by himself. We’re on pace to have a competitive game between Embiid and the Magic, maybe not any other Sixers. – 7:31 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Nor sure I’ve seen anything like this.
With 1:21 in the first quarter, Joel Embiid has 20 points on 8-10 shooting. It has looked effortless.
His teammates are 1-9 from the field, the only bucket was due to Embiid’s gravity, and a lot of the misses have been comically off. – 7:30 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Sixers lead 22-20 with 1:21 left in the first quarter. Embiid has 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting. His teammates are shooting 1-9. – 7:30 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Embiid (20) and Maxey (2) have combined for all 22 #Sixers‘ points. – 7:29 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
With 1:21 left in the first quarter, Joel Embiid and the Orlando Magic are tied at 20-20.
Embiid’s teammates have two points so far on 1-for-9 shooting. – 7:29 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
good Christ Joel Embiid is so gd good lmfao – 7:29 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid in the first quarter tonight (so far):
20 PTS / 5 REB
Embiid is currently out-scoring the Magic, 20-18. – 7:28 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid up to 20 points. His teammates have 2. – 7:28 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid now has 20 of the SIxers’ 22 points with two minutes to play in the first. – 7:28 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid looked at everybody and said “fuck it, I’ll do it myself”. Dude has 20 of Philly’s 22 points in this opening quarter. #Sixers7:28 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid has 20 first quarter points and counting – 7:27 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
There’s 3:50 left in the first quarter. Joel Embiid has 16 points. The Magic have 12. The rest of the Sixers have 2. – 7:26 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Embiid with 12 of the #Sixers‘ 14 points (Maxey has the other two). Lead #Magic 14-12 seven minutes into game. – 7:23 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
CBJ: ⛔️
Joel: def⬅➡️ense pic.twitter.com/dKckwq5i6K7:23 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid has been an early one-man show. The #Sixers center has scored 11 of his team’s 13 points on 5-6 shooting. His teammates are shooting 1-for-7. The Sixers lead the #Magic, 13-12, with 5:34 left in the first quarter. – 7:22 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Tobias Harris completely wiped out Tyrese Maxey on this Cole Anthony dunk. That’s a great screen! pic.twitter.com/Tbb3TpnQZJ7:21 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔔 @CoolBoySteph 🔔
⌚️ @TISSOT pic.twitter.com/jwIpIjewYM7:20 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The stuff Joel Embiid does as a 7-footer is just crazy. Sometimes you gotta shake your head at what he does. #Sixers7:20 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
OK Joel Embiid goes behind the back before that and-1 finish. He’s got a cool 11 points in six minutes, free throw coming out of the timeout. – 7:20 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid scored Philadelphia’s 1st 9 points before that Tyrese Maxey floater. Big fella is gonna need some help in this one. #Sixers7:18 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Should be able to get Embiid the ball down low all night. #Sixers7:15 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
There’s not a Sixers fan who doesn’t like Matisse Thybulle, but you have to give up something in order to get something. No one outside of Embiid should be “untouchable” if the offer is right. Wasting a window. – 6:57 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
walking into your first Sixers start like…🤩
📱@Socios pic.twitter.com/lvKlN9JuPN6:51 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers starters: Charlies Brown, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid, Seth Curry, Tyrese Maxey. – 6:35 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball both will stay back in Chicago to receive treatment during Bulls’ upcoming road trip, per Billy Donovan
Stops in Milwaukee (Friday), Orlando (Sunday) and OKC (Monday) before looping back home – 6:34 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball will not travel with the team for their upcoming three-game road trip to Milwaukee, Orlando and Oklahoma City. – 6:33 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan says the plan is for LaVine and Lonzo to not travel on the upcoming trip to Mil, Orl & OKC. #Bulls6:33 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Coach Donovan says Ball and LaVine will not be making the upcoming three game road trip to Milwaukee, Orlando and Okc. – 6:33 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS:
January 19 at Philadelphia
#MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/wBoFgUQW5H6:31 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Charlie Brown Jr. will start for the #Sixers6:31 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
With Thybulle and Green still out, Charlie Brown is in the starting lineup for the Sixers tonight. – 6:31 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Charlie Brown Jr. will start tonight rather than Furkan Korkmaz #Sixers6:30 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Charlie Brown Jr. is starting tonight #Sixers6:30 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers starters tonight:
Maxey-Curry-Brown Jr.-Harris-Embiid – 6:30 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Charlie Brown Jr. is starting tonight, alongside Embiid-Harris-Curry-Maxey – 6:30 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tonight’s starting five:
• @CharleskBrownjr
@Tobias Harris
@Joel Embiid
@Seth Curry
@Tyrese Maxey
🏀@RothmanOrtho pic.twitter.com/VRHvwWLMSx6:30 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Flyrese Maxey. ❤️‍🔥
👟 @SoleSavy pic.twitter.com/2hYgceb0f96:16 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Sixers are back in building. pic.twitter.com/RaxDWUoq9A6:06 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Wendell Carter Jr. will not play tonight at Philadelphia due to a sore left hamstring, the team announced. It is his seventh straight game missed with the injury. – 6:03 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Shake Milton said his back has been doing better and that he’s hoping to return soon — has a target date in mind but didn’t share it.
He said he had spasms and tightness in the days following the injury. Recently has progressed to light, solo on-court work. – 6:01 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
🚨 @Orlando Magic INJURY UPDATE:
Wendell Carter Jr. will not play tonight at Philadelphia due to a sore left hamstring. It is his seventh straight game missed with the injury.
#MagicTogether6:00 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Shake Milton says he has a target date he set for his return but he doesn’t want to share it. Believes he’ll be back soon though #Sixers5:53 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Shake Milton says he’s “feeling better for sure.” #Sixers5:52 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
new look starting five tonight 👀 pic.twitter.com/bn6gOMMaf55:43 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Magic acting head coach Jesse Mermuys said Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba will start tonight at Philadelphia. – 5:42 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic starters vs. 76ers: Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba. – 5:41 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, and Mo Bamba will start for the Magic tonight – 5:41 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba for their road game against the @Sixers tonight.
Wendell Carter Jr. (sore left hamstring) is close to return, but unlikely to play tonight. – 5:41 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS
GAME 46 at PHILADELPHIA
1️⃣4️⃣F: @Gary Harris
2️⃣2️⃣F: @Franz Wagner
5️⃣C: @TheRealMoBamba
5️⃣0️⃣G: @Cole Anthony
4️⃣G: @jalensuggs
⏰7 p.m.
📺@BallySportsFL (coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.)
📲Bally Sports app
📻@969thegame
#MagicTogether – 5:41 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
With smoke screen season in full effect, a check in on Ben Simmons rumors phillyvoice.com/sixers-ben-sim…5:36 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Acting Magic head coach Jesse Mermuys says Wendell Carter remains a gametime decision. Says Carter got work today.
“He’s day-to-day, but not sure about tonight. He’s very close. If he doesn’t play tonight, he’ll play very soon.” – 5:35 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I trust what we’re doing (with Ben Simmons). For the most part, I stay out of it.’ – 5:23 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t know when Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) will return. Shake Milton (back) is also still not ready. – 5:20 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey shooting pregame 3-pointers: pic.twitter.com/gCEil6fyhu5:06 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
ᴛʜᴇ ɢʀɪɴᴅ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ꜱᴛᴏᴘꜱ.
📽️The Grind, hydrated by @BioSteelSports 💪 pic.twitter.com/7UoIfQ10qL4:46 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Three hours until #Sixers face the #Magic pic.twitter.com/dYVAm5vUdF4:08 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sources: Ben Simmons could be traded West as the Kings continue to put on the full-court press inquirer.com/sixers/ben-sim… via @phillyinquirer – 3:52 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kings reportedly not ruling out trading for both Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris
sportando.basketball/en/kings-repor…3:31 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Talked about this on the last @RedNationHoops:
I think people should be open to the idea of Houston pursuing Ben Simmons and/or other star players at the deadline.
Rebuilds are about trying to acquire cornerstone players. The draft is simply one avenue to try and achieve that. – 1:15 PM

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