Nightly Roundup: TJ McConnell-The Ultimate Knick Killer-Drops Triple Double on NYK

Ten-straight wins at the Wells Fargo Center. Ten. Straight. Time to look back at an electric night at The Center and the rest of the day that was for February 12th, 2018.

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the New York Knicks 108-92 last night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers cruised out to an early lead off the hands of Ben Simmons–both by dunks and the needle-threading passing we’ve come to see from Ben. JJ Reddick, Dario, and RoCo came out firing as well but it was a triple-double performance from TJ McConnell that stole the show.

TJ played a Sixers-high 37 minutes off the bench and showed NYK his usual tenacity in being an absolute pest to the opposing Knicks. He would finish with 10 points, 10 boards, 11 assists, and six steals. TJ was sitting at 8/8/8 with over half of the 4th quarter and the entire crowd was screaming for TJ to get the ball. Ever the selfless player, TJ kept dishing out passes and quickly got into double-figures in assists. He’d pull down his ninth board and hit a bucket to get to 10 points but it was the moment he pulled down his tenth rebound that brought the house down.

The Knicks were without Kristaps Prozingas who went out for the season last week but nonetheless it was a great team win for the Sixers as all five starters scored in double-figures along with TJ’s triple-double. The Sixers’ final game before the All-Star Break will be Wednesday night at home versus the Miami Heat as the two teams will look to break their tie for 8th place in the East.

Other NBA Scores:

Hockey Scores:

  • Leafs hold off Lightning 4-3–William Nylander netted two in an important Atlantic Division showdown. The top three spots in the division are separated by six points.
  • Panthers beat Oilers 7-5–WILD one in Edmonton as both teams showed their scoring potential despite disappointing seasons from both.
  • Coyotes embarrass Blackhawks 6-1–Yikes. That’s six straight losses for Chicago and this one comes against the league’s worst.
  • USA Women beat O.A.R. 5-0–LET’S GO. Olympic Puck is back! The USA Women move to 2-0 after blanking the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Fellow Berkshire Alum Kacey Bellamy scored for the US.
  • Canadian Women beat Finland 4-1–Canada also moves to 2-0 after this win. Former Berkshire standout Jill Saulnier be buried a breakaway goal to become the first Nova Scotian to goal an Olympic women’s goal. USA and Canada will face off Thursday morning at 2:40 am Eastern.
  • Men’s Hockey will not begin until Wednesday morning for those wondering (full schedule here). Despite the lack of NHLers, it should still be a great tournament to watch especially for hockey addicts.

Quick Olympic Update: Chloe Kim dominated the Women’s Snowboarding Halfpipe beginning what could be a dynastic run for her in future Olympics. It’s still absolutely CRAZY that could have qualified for Sochi four years ago if she hadn’t been too young.

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