Maxey's career-high 52 leads 76ers to 2OT victory over Wemby, Spurs

Published April 8, 2024, 11:00 AMNBA.com Philippines Staff

Tyrese Maxey carried the Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers past the also-depleted San Antonio Spurs. | Photo (c) Philadelphia 76ers

No Joel Embiid, no problem for the Philadelphia 76ers.

As the recently-active Embiid sat out the match versus the San Antonio Spurs, it was Tyrese Maxey who came up big for Philadelphia, finishing with a career-high 52 points to lead the 76ers to a 133-126 double overtime win at the Frost Bank Center on Monday (PHL).

Maxey's stellar performance marked his third 50+ point game of the season, a feat previously achieved by only a select few in the franchise's history.

Maxey's 52-point outburst included 19 field goals out of 41 attempts. Though his accuracy from beyond the arc was limited, hitting only 2/10, he made up for it by making all 10 of his free throws.



Philadelphia staged a remarkable comeback, finishing the game with a 10-0 run after falling behind 126-123 in the second overtime period.

The 76ers' strong finish was buoyed by key contributions from Kelly Oubre Jr., Paul Reed, and Nicholas Batum.



Oubre finished with 26 points, while Reed and Batum added 11 and nine points respectively for Philadelphia’s fifth consecutive win.

The win kept the 76ers alive in the race for the sixth-seed in the Eastern Conference with a 44-35 record, just one game behind the Indiana Pacers.

Victor Wembanyama had another stellar outing of 33 points, 18 rebounds, and seven blocks, however, this wasn't enough to seal the win for the Spurs.

San Antonio was also hindered by injuries to key players like Devin Vassell and Jeremy Sochan, who are sidelined for the remainder of the season.

The Spurs sit at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 19-59 record.