NBA Game Notes (March 6, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on March 6, 2023.
Sixers Outscore Pacers
Joel Embiid scored a game-high 42 points as the Philadelphia 76ers outscored the Indiana Pacers 147-143 in a game that featured 32 lead changes. Embiid shot 11-16 from the field and made all 19 of his free throws, setting a franchise record for most free throws made in a game without a miss. The previous mark of 18 was held by Dolph Schayes (three times).
Teammate James Harden dished out 20 assists, his second 20-assist game of the season. He’s the first player in franchise history to record multiple such games (Wilt Chamberlain and Maurice Cheeks each have one).
It’s the second time this season Embiid and Harden have recorded a 40-point game and a 20-assist game, respectively, in the same game. They are the first duo in NBA history to produce two such games in a single season.
Harden’s backcourt mate, Tyrese Maxey, scored 24 points on 8-13 shooting from the field (including 6-9 from 3-point range). Maxey has scored at least 20 points in each of his last five games, the longest such streak of his career. Maxey has recorded a field goal percentage of at least 50% in each of those games.
The Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton recorded team highs of 39 points and 16 assists in the loss, becoming the first player in franchise history to produce a 35-point, 15-assist game. Haliburton shot 12-19 from the field — including 5-10 from 3-point range — and made all 10 of his free throws.
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