3 observations after Sixers' comeback win in Harden's home debut
It likely didn't unfold exactly how James Harden imagined, but the Sixers' All-Star guard won his home debut Wednesday night
helping his team come back to beat the Knicks and improve to 3-0 with him on the court.
He posted 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a 123-108 victory by the Sixers.
Joel Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey scored 25 points.
The Sixers will face the Cavaliers on Friday night in Philadelphia.
Here are observations on their win over New York:
Harden and the Sixers narrowly missed a couple of potential immediate crowd-pleasers.
The team started 2 for 9 from the floor and Harden saw a wing three-pointer and floater both rattle around the hoop and out.
The floater attempt was an open one after a nice double drag action with Tobias Harris and Embiid.
Harden also committed a turnover trying an audacious, full-court pass for Matisse Thybulle.
Jericho Sims grabbed an offensive board and laid the ball in to put New York ahead 18-9.
It didn’t take long for Harden to flip the game’s momentum, though.
Thybulle then sized up a transition triple and canned it to tie the game at 20-all