The Sixers collectively found a way to come together on Thursday night to form an unlikely victory over Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.
After the game, Sixers head coach Doc Rivers praised the young rookie for what he brought to the table as the Sixers needed guys to step up and create a larger impact on Thursday to avoid falling into a six-game slump. “You can see it, his IQ. He got three blocks from behind because he read the play. I think he had two or three rebounds where he caught it, and instead of trying to go out and turn it over, threw it out that led to threes. He did a lot of good things. He blocked Jokic’s shot one time, so that was good. I’m happy for him.”
While the reigning MVP Jokic collected a game-high of 30 points on Thursday, Bassey held his own while guarding him. The Sixers completely out-shot the Nuggets and found a way to come out on top with an impressive 103-89 victory while shorthanded.