76ers 109, Grizzlies 117: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

76ers 109, Grizzlies 117: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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76ers 109, Grizzlies 117: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Philadelphia 76ers (12-11) play against the Memphis Grizzlies (9-9) at FedExForum

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Friday December 2, 2022

Philadelphia 76ers 109, Memphis Grizzlies 117 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Per StatMuse, the top 5 players with the most 30-point games in #Sixers history are:
1.) Allen Iverson 303
2.) Charles Barkley 154
3.) Hal Greer 146
4.) Joel Embiid 123
5.) Julius Erving 122 – 12:00 AM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
“I’m just balanced. It’s a different approach.”
@Jaren Jackson Jr. goes in depth on his growth + keeping a balanced mentality. pic.twitter.com/jtt7TwvVOH12:00 AM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Scenes from a fun Friday night at FedExForum, where two of the NBA’s singular stars — Ja and Joel — put on a show, but one had a lot more help, from a rumbling Steven Adams to a blocking Jaren Jackson Jr. to a bench finding its grit.
dailymemphian.com//section/sport…11:59 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
Fantastic win by @Memphis Grizzlies over Philly. Embiid and Harris balled out but Steven Adams and Jaren were sensational. High level competition. Gotta love it. – 11:55 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
it’s been minute. get griddy 〽️ pic.twitter.com/C3rVTAzK5W11:13 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant: “I don’t got friends between the four lines.” – 11:11 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
WE JUST WANNA ROCK. GRIZZ DUB. pic.twitter.com/WLyffO2NEv11:01 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
IT’S DIFFERENT ON THIS SIDE. pic.twitter.com/u46J0f8blz10:59 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Lakers star @Anthony Davis recorded his 31st career 40-point, 10-rebound game, tying James Harden for the 3rd-most since the NBA-ABA Merger (1976-77). Only Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan have more during that span. @ESPNStatsInfo pic.twitter.com/syoyBvcNlT10:37 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The quietest 35-11-8 from Joel Embiid that you’ll ever see, if such a thing exists.
2 really bad stretches that doomed the Sixers:
– the non-Embiid minutes
– Embiid’s 3rd quarter vs Steven Adams
thepaintedlines.com/sixers-worked-…10:32 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Horrific night for the Sixers bench is the reason for the loss to Memphis.
But a weird Embiid night for me. Was basically the only reason they’re in it and had a huge stat line with plenty of impact, but felt like he let them down in the third quarter: phillyvoice.com/sixers-vs-griz…10:30 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. with @thefishnation on the final block on Embiid: “We saw him going to the basket. Gimme that! That was it.” – 10:30 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
the gang protects the cribskiii – 10:30 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers lose to Memphis, 117-109. They are 12-11.
Some positives to take away against a good team. But the biggest issue by a mile: Seven minutes without Joel Embiid on the floor, minus-18. Second straight game the Sixers’ non-Embiid unit got run off the floor in the first half. – 10:27 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jaren Jackson Jr.‘s play completely controls the trajectory of this team.
Final: Grizzlies 117 Sixers 109
Memphis is 13-9
commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…10:27 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The player grades following a rally that comes up short in Memphis #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/player-g… via @SixersWire10:26 PM
Steve Aschburner @AschNBA
So we saw Giannis Antetokounmpo chase down LeBron James for a block in Milwaukee, and we just saw Jaren Jackson Jr. snuff Joel Embiid at the rim in Memphis. #Fridayblockparties10:25 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Jaren Jackson Jr. meets Embiid at the rim to lock up the W pic.twitter.com/M9JdNiJcfe10:25 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Steven Adams tonight:
16 REB
6 AST
3 STL
3 BLK
First Grizzlies player to record 15 REB, 5 AST, 3 STL, 3 BLK in multiple games. pic.twitter.com/KbifYpougM10:25 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Nice win for the Grizzlies. I had the night off to spend time with visiting family. Make sure you go check out Chris’s recap. – 10:24 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
OMG what a JJJ block. Snatched. – 10:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Did he just call Jaren Jackson Jr “Block Panther”? That’s amazing! – 10:23 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Jaren Jackson Jr. punctuates what’s about to be a win with a big at-the-rim block on Embiid. – 10:23 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
TRIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP – 10:22 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid tonight thus far:
32 PTS / 11 REB / 8 AST / 3 BLK 👀 – 10:16 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
On the strength of a pair of free throws, @Philadelphia 76ers @Joel Embiid has reached 9,000 career points. – 10:10 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Sixers are down 104-90 and a Grizzlies fan yells “Y’all need Ben Simmons.” #MakeItStopFlow pic.twitter.com/qDumegSPGk10:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
THAT GRIT IS STILL IN THE DNA 🧬 pic.twitter.com/ABgIofWX789:58 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ja Morant scored 2 points on 0/5 shooting in that 3rd quarter, yet Memphis outscored Philadelphia 28-22 to expand the lead. That can’t happen. #Sixers9:51 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
HOW YOU END A QUARTER 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/tYIBaI7SdT9:51 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Bench play has been a problem for the Grizzlies this season, but getting good, gritty contributions from everyone tonight. – 9:48 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
KEEP BOOSTING THE RATINGS @NBA2K
YEAH @konchjitty55 pic.twitter.com/Rv6zB1zgpo9:47 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Embiid’s been great because Embiid is great, but Adams is having a terrific game for the Grizzlies. Averaging less than 27 minutes a game this season. Already at over 25 in the third quarter. – 9:42 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Steven Adams was set to check out with Paul Reed and Brandon Clarke at the scorers table. Once Taylor Jenkins saw Joel Embiid didn’t come out, he instructed Clarke to not check in. Grizzlies want as much Adams on Embiid as possible. – 9:41 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Steven Adams is playing great – 9:38 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Not much of an excuse for Embiid on those past few possessions, which might put this game out of reach. Steven Adams is a great offensive rebounder and he was not physical enough against him. – 9:37 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Just not good enough from Embiid during a really important stretch. Undid a good run he helped lead, Adams just killing him on the offensive glass – 9:36 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has been very good in this one overall, but his inability to keep Steven Adams off the offensive glass in this 3rd Q could loom large in the final result #Sixers9:35 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Steven Adams out-rumbles Joel Embiid for a breakaway dunk and earns the DMX “Up in Here” soundbite on the subsequent timeout. – 9:35 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Steven Adams is making Embiid work — Steve-O has 7p, 10r, 5a, 3s, 1b with 5:12 left in the third. – 9:35 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Steven Adams coast to coast with the steal and slam. Timeout Sixers. Grizzlies lead 81-67 midway through the third quarter – 9:35 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
JITTTTTY FOR THE CITTTTTTTTTTY YA FEEL ME – 9:34 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The ball is hoppin to start this 3rd Q. Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid drain a couple of triples and a quick 8-0 run cuts the deficit to 73-67 early in the third quarter. #Sixers9:30 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris’ (@Tobias Harris) five 3s (5-5 3fg!) tonight marks a new season-high.
Harris thus far (while sick!!):
19 PTS / 6-10 fg / 5-5 3fg – 9:29 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
5 triples for Tobias Harris tonight.
He also just threw one down on Jaren Jackson Jr. Judging from Twitter, it looked better on TV than it did from my angle. – 9:28 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Wow, Tobias Harris just detonated on Jaren Jackson Jr. That’s one of the best dunks I’ve ever seen from him. – 9:28 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
PJ Tucker and Doc Rivers spent the last FTs lobbying the refs for an offensive foul call on Jaren when he backs Tucker down. Next possession? Offensive foul call on Jaren. – 9:26 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Steven Adams high-post alley-oop feed for Jaren Jackson Jr. dunk? A first? Hopefully not a last. – 9:22 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The game really turned on the Sixers as soon as Taylor Jenkins called a timeout with 1:28 to go in 1Q, after Niang got the offensive board on a missed free throw and made a layup to give Philly a 7-point lead.
Memphis outscored the Sixers 20-2 in the next 3:28. – 9:19 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
while we wait for the 2nd half…….hold dat. pic.twitter.com/CmUg8QT5Ap9:19 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Harden looked like he needed a week off just before he got hurt.
Maxey looked like he needed a week off just before he got hurt.
Embiid looked like he needed a week off before he last got hurt.
And I think both Joel and PJ could now use a week off. – 9:19 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers down 17-2 at halftime in fast-break points. Besides Tobias Harris (4 for 4), team is 2 for 14 from 3-point range.
Will be interesting to see the defensive approach on Ja Morant in second half. Drop coverage mostly got the desired results (non-layup 2s) w/Thybulle on ball. – 9:12 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Grizz 64, Sixers 54. Sixers had trimmed the deficit with 3s by Niang and Harris, but Clarke gave Memphis a thunderous finish to the half. Embiid has 17-6-3. Harris with 14 points. Ja’s got 20. – 9:07 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies 64, Sixers 54 at the half.
Morant’s got 20 on 9-18 shooting, Embiid 17 on 7-14. Both putting on a show in different ways, and against notable opposition in Melton and Steven Adams. – 9:07 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Sixers -10 at halftime. Could be worse, considering how much they’ve let Memphis touch the paint on the drive. Could also be better if they, you know, tried to stop that from happening. – 9:06 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Alley oops, shammgod crossovers and 3-pointers.
The Grizz are having fun tonight.
Halftime: Memphis leads Philly 64-54
Ja Morant has 20 points, Dillon Brooks has 12. Joel Embiid leads the Sixers with 17 points. – 9:06 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Halftime in Memphis. Grizz lead Sixers, 64-54. Ja has 20/3/3. – 9:06 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Tobias Harris is shooting like a madman tonight – 9:05 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
This looks like the 2nd quarter in Cleveland. The bench unit wasn’t able to keep the momentum going and the starters are left playing catch up. Paul Reed a minus-13 in 3 minutes, Georges Niang a minus-17 in 10 minutes, and Furkan Korkmaz a minus-11 in 6 minutes. #Sixers9:04 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant is splitting double teams and throwing alley oops. He also has 20 points, and it’s the first half. – 9:02 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
It’s like a track meet when Ja Morant gets the rebound. My goodness.. – 9:01 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies fan about three rows back:
“Sit down, Doc!”
Doc Rivers: “I can’t, I’m too old.” – 8:56 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Grizzlies starting to get downhill a little bit – 8:55 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Closest I’ve ever been to a UFC match is Embiid and Adams both going for a 50/50 ball on the floor. – 8:54 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Embiid looked like he landed gingerly on that foot… – 8:51 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tough minutes for Paul Reed. Doc Rivers calls for time and goes with PJ Tucker at center. Jaren Jackson Jr. then drilled a triple for Memphis and they have a 41-30 lead. #Sixers8:47 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Playing inspired ball while undermanned only to turn into 2019 Toronto levels of incompetent the second Joel Embiid returns is about as Sixers as it gets. – 8:46 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Rivers has used 2 timeouts in less than 90 seconds in the second quarter. Sixers down 8, Memphis’ second unit is going right at the Sixers’ inside. – 8:44 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
I love Korkmaz’s constant attempts to play with flair, but there are better times to attempt behind the back passes than a run where your backups are getting absolutely destroyed by Memphis lol – 8:44 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies scoring at will at the rim with Embiid out. Brooks and-1, Clarke putback dunk, JJJ and Roddy both coast-to-coast for layups. Grizzlies on a 17-2 run dating back to late 1st quarter. – 8:44 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jaren Jackson Jr. coast to coast over the Sixers defense. Come drink some of this kool-aid I made.
commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…8:44 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Grizzlies going for and-1s in back-to-back possessions. A 7-point Sixers lead is now a 4-point deficit with Memphis free throws coming after a Philadelphia timeout. – 8:40 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc takes a timeout less than a minute into the second quarter after the Grizz convert two and-1s on Paul Reed. They’ve quickly flipped a seven-point deficit into a four-point lead. – 8:40 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers lead 30-29 after one quarter. Morant leads the Grizzlies with 11. Harris and Embiid both have eight for the Sixers. Both teams are shooting 50% from the field. – 8:36 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
close one after 1⃣.
@cryptocom pic.twitter.com/XREpCUgBx58:36 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 30, Grizzlies 29 at the end of the first. Both teams are shooting 12-of-24 from the floor. Embiid and Harris both have 8 points. – 8:36 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Sixers 30, Grizzlies 29 after one. 11 for Morant and going at former teammater Melton a little. Adams shadowing Embiid so far. Will he match him all game? – 8:35 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia is playing with a ton of energy. A completely different looking team than the one who got blown out on Wednesday. #Sixers8:32 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
get the puppies in order. mhm. count dat.
@Santi Aldama | @Tyus Jones pic.twitter.com/DBkVOJ2Sba8:29 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Georges Niang is the new Joe Ingles. (A really tall guy who still doesn’t look like an NBA player.) – 8:27 PM
Kenny Beecham @KOT4Q
PJ Tucker getting tired of yall pic.twitter.com/MfPHAYCqMD8:25 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Shake is tooooo smooth with it. 🧈 pic.twitter.com/80O031Z7ul8:25 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
so crafty with the rock in his hand 🎿 pic.twitter.com/7BKMHYjdse8:20 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris (@Tobias Harris) who was questionable until just before tip (illness) has a game-high 8 points early.
2-3 fg / 2-2 3fg
The ultimate pro, and ultimate fighter! – 8:18 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tobias Harris with 8 points and Shake Milton has 2. Philly up 10-5 which leads to a Taylor Jenkins timeout for Memphis. #Sixers8:17 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
After a miserable 0/7 night in Cleveland on Wednesday, Tobias Harris has the 1st 5 points of this game for Philadelphia. A good sign for them. #Sixers8:15 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Grizzlies keep trying to get the ball inside to Trip with PJ Tucker on him but haven’t been able to yet – 8:13 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
previously on sixers vs. grizzlies… pic.twitter.com/HXgyflBFmW8:05 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
same five. let’s get it.
@Verizon | #BigMemphis pic.twitter.com/iwbHv5SlIe8:04 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
5 min till tip off?
hit the RT button and we got you on a follow back up until the party starts. – 8:02 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
now that’s some #BrotherlyLove 💚
@SociosUSA pic.twitter.com/6I1WCvQwRu8:00 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
All of the Grizzlies are leaving the lineup line to say hello to De’Anthony Melton. – 7:59 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
YALL KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS 〽️ pic.twitter.com/d7VmNmTzQC7:58 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Your starters for Grizzlies- 76ers on a Friday night: Philly: Tobias Harris, P.J. Tucker, Joe Embiid, De’Anthony Melton and Shake Milton.
Grizz start: Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., Steven Adams, John Konchar and Ja Morant.
Set your fantasy lineups accordingly. – 7:55 PM
Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Your officials for tonight’s Grizzlies-76ers game: Sean Wright, Mitchell Ervin, and Andy Nagy. The @badunclep endorses this trio as among the most noticeable in the NBA. – 7:53 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Per the Sixers, Tobias Harris (illness) is available to play tonight. – 7:35 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Tobias Harris will play after being listed as questionable with an illness.
Harris will look to bounce back after a tough night in Cleveland on Wednesday, going 0-7 from the field #Sixers7:34 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tonight’s starting five:
🔔 P.J. Tucker
🔔 @Tobias Harris
🔔 @Joel Embiid
🔔 @De’Anthony Melton
🔔 @Shake Milton
👕 @alscouniforms pic.twitter.com/I5MZ1wc8f87:33 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Tobias Harris will play tonight vs. Memphis. – 7:32 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
tweet your seat. you in the building? drop us a selfie. – 7:28 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
a special guest will be on Sixers Pregame Live tonight!
tune in at 7:30 on @NBCSPhilly to see our guy, @Tyrese Maxey. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/vEQ0wwf2287:21 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid working on balance pregame. pic.twitter.com/ZmGK5IzBX67:17 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
smile and wave.
@cintronworld | #BigMemphis pic.twitter.com/k46qASnCLm7:01 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris getting in his pregame workout. pic.twitter.com/NOABHxy5N96:56 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers said Tobias Harris (illness) is going to try to play tonight. – 6:35 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Tobias Harris is a game-time decision. – 6:34 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🦹‍♀️2️⃣4️⃣🦹‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/PrtdWKKcQ66:30 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Desmond Bane should be re-evaluated in a week or so, and that’s when the Grizzlies will have a more firm timeline on his potential return. – 6:20 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ziaire Williams is doing 5-on-5 now. The Grizzlies are taking their time with him, but he’ll be on the court soon, according to Taylor Jenkins – 6:19 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Taylor Jenkins says Bane and Ziaire Williams are both progressing but offers no update on timetable. Says there should be an update on Bane early next week. – 6:19 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Fresh Illustrations Friday
Yuta Watanabe
Sam Hauser
Ayo Dosunmu
De’Anthony Melton
➡️ https://t.co/6RWeeiQ5vL pic.twitter.com/kF7iXMNyPl6:18 PM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
Would Rudy Gobert welcome Joel Embiid to Team France? Only if his ‘heart is with us.’ If it is, the French would start three 7 footers in a sport where goaltending is allowed, ⁦@The Athletictheathletic.com/3955753/2022/1…6:08 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Greetings from Memphis, TN.
First time going on the road to cover a game.
Have talked to two Grizzlies fans while traveling today, both expressed severe frustration over the De’Anthony Melton trade. pic.twitter.com/FKypr1Lx4w6:03 PM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
boot up – 4:50 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
‘Evaluating Sixers after 22 games, defining roles and discussing keys to beat Memphis Grizzlies’ by Locked On 76ers – Daily Podcast On The Philadelphia Sixers megaphone.link/LKN76070601634:06 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
During the last road trip, David Roddy played 38 minutes and travelled 2.80 miles at an average of 3.99 MPH.
#FedExPlayerTracker pic.twitter.com/lZLlPpRGqS4:03 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2021, the Grizzlies destroyed the Thunder 152-79, the largest margin of victory in NBA history:
73 – MEM vs. OKC (Dec. 2, 2021)
68 – CLE vs. MIA (Dec. 17, 1991)
65 – IND vs. POR (Feb. 27, 1998)
63 – LAK vs. GSW (March 19, 1972)
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes…3:34 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
a source told us it’s social media night.
since y’all been rocking with us heavy send us your memes, photoshops, gifs and whatever else.
tweet them at us using #BigMemphisTakeover and we might use it tonight.
from your favorite admin. – 3:04 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
TONIGHT!
🕖 7:30PM
🍻 @GarageFishtown
🎁 merch giveaways & more!
pres. by @CoronaUSA | https://t.co/5kxFqPp10J pic.twitter.com/suopvGIn1H2:24 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tale of the tape.
🔒 @betwayusa | #GetItLocked pic.twitter.com/nhmaNRQwPB2:01 PM

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