Tyrese Maxey survives a scare and lifts the Sixers past the Mavericks in a homecoming

Keith Pompey, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

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Maxey began the second quarter on the bench. But with Harris scoring 12 points in the quarter, Maxey was more of a facilitator once he checked in with 7 minutes, 18 seconds remaining. He didn’t attempt his first shot of the quarter until the 4:41 mark. He scored two points in the quarter on 1-for-3 shooting.

Westtown reunion

This game pitted two former Westtown School centers against each other in the starting lineup.

Bamba, a 2017 Westtown graduate, got his second consecutive start for the Sixers. Meanwhile, standout rookie Dereck Lively, a 2022 graduate, started for the Mavs.

Both were McDonald’s All Americans in high school and among three former Westtown School standouts in the NBA. Cam Reddish, a 2018 Westtown grad, plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.


On Sunday, Bamba had eight points and five rebounds while splitting time at center with Paul Reed (13 points, seven rebounds). Meanwhile, Lively had four points and three rebounds. Dončić scored 38 points for the Mavs.

Reserve Sixers point guard Cam Payne did not play because of an illness.

Up next

The Sixers will head to New York on Monday. They’re scheduled to have an afternoon practice in the Big Apple. Then they’ll conclude their two-game road trip against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday at the Barclays Center.

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