By Jerry Wein
Tyrese Maxey had the game of his life in Friday’s 112-90 win over Toronto, putting up a career-high 44 points (15-of-20 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs) with nine triples, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal in 40 minutes.
That is the most triples in a game this season and the second most points.
Maxey was always going to be in line for a big showing with Joel Embiid resting, and last season he had a usage rate bump of 6% whenever Embiid was off the floor.
Maxey turned James Harden into a spectator and put the team on his back in one of the best performances of the season. The 76ers have been in need of a spark after their slow start and Maxey looks ready to spearhead their turnaround.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) October 29, 2022