Sixers’ Tobias Harris’ 85.7-percent field goals vs. Cavs was highest in franchise since 2009
The Philadelphia 76ers marched to their eighth win in 13 games this season after their 114-95 rout of the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Tobias Harris led the way for the Sixers with 27 points on 85.7 percent shooting. That is the highest shooting percentage recorded by a Sixer since Andre Miller 10 years ago.
Tobias Harris made 12 of 14 (85.7%) field goals in the @sixers’ win Sunday. That represented the highest FG% by a Philadelphia player who made at least a dozen FG's in a game since Andre Miller (2009). @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/0107zc5IC0
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) November 18, 2019
Harris capped off his all-around game with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks. The 27-year-old forward is averaging 17.6 points, 7.9 boards, and 3.5 dimes this season.
Harris’ impressive night overshadowed the rest of the Sixers’ struggles, as no one on the roster scored more than 14 points. Joel Embiid combined to produce only 24 points.
The Cavaliers, who fell to 4-8, were led by sophomore guard Collin Sexton, who finished with 17 points and four rebounds. Kevin Love added 12 and six, while Tristan Thompson had 12 and nine.
Prior to the start of the season, the Sixers were dubbed as the team with the best starting five, especially after they have locked up Harris to a long-term deal. However, their 8-5 start is a bit underwhelming. They’re still expected to rack up wins as the season progresses.
Philly is aiming to win a championship this season after their heartbreaking loss to the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the playoffs earlier this year. The Sixers are eager to prove to the rest of the league that their time has come, and that’s what they’ve been trying to do despite their slow start.
But if the Sixers really want to come out and represent the East in next year’s Finals, they will have to be more consistent on both ends of the floor.