Tyrese Maxey scored a career-high 44 factors because the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 112-90 on Friday evening with out Joel Embiid.
“I simply know the way good we will be, I understand how gifted we’re, however we have to match our expertise with the power that we play with, and defensive tenacity.
“Tonight we knew it was going to be extraordinarily arduous with out Joel. That made guys step up, that made guys do issues they do not usually do,” mentioned Maxey.
Maxey shot 15-of-20 from the sector, together with 9-of-12 from the three-point line.
Embiid missed the sport as a consequence of a sore proper knee.
Doc Rivers added that the Sixers nonetheless have some methods to go to reaching their potential.
We’re not near the place we need to be. And we will have some bumps early and we all know that. However as soon as we get there, we will be a extremely good basketball staff,” mentioned Rivers.