For the Philadelphia 76ers to get to where they want to go, they will need Tyrese Maxey to continue taking strides.
Acting head coach Dan Burke, who is normally Philadelphia’s defensive coordinator for Doc Rivers, explained what has been the emphasis for Maxey on the defensive end. While Harden had a big game, Maxey bothered him into six turnovers. “We’re not the fastest team, and he brings us speed. We get more speed on that weak side. We should be better, but Tyrese himself has taken real pride in being a better defender.”
As the Sixers move forward, Maxey has to continue taking those strides and become a more all-around player for this team.