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PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 22: Tobias Harris #12 and De'Anthony Melton #8 of the Philadelphia 76ers react in front of Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets in the fourth quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center on November 22, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Nets 115-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Coming off of an Impressive win by the Sixers over the Nets without Embiid, Harden, or Maxey, Anthony Gargano spoke to Jim Lynam. How did they pull the win off? What can we take away from how those bench players performed? Coach Lynam and Anthony discussed all that and more. See what Jim Lynam had to say below…

On How Satisfying Last Night’s Win over the Nets Was

“You couldn’t set up a more storybook set of circumstances. Those guys deserve it. A tremendous amount of credit. You play 82 games before the postseason even starts. I think probably to a man it was one of the more satisfying games they have ever played in… From a competitve standpoint, you really wouldnt have given them much of a chance. The Nets had their 3 top guys, and the Sixers were without the star power.”

On Paul Reed and DeAnthony Melton Stepping Up

I don’t want to dump on the Nets, but they were in a little bit of cruise control mode. Paul Reed had the NBA game of his life. He was phenomenal. He knew the chips were down. You were without that star power, this is my chance. National TV, he went out and did his thing… (Melton) is a player. He did this before he got here. That was a very good addition on Daryl Morey’s part. He’s the type of player that this team really needed. 

On The Sixers Bench

“Last night is a good example. If those guys can play at that level in much reduced minutes. Coming off that bench, it’s not an easy gig. It’s like a pinch hitter. You get one shot at the pitcher… I think what you saw last night is they have talent off that bench. I’ve said from day one. Now can they go out and play at the level you need them to play at with much reduced minutes? That is the key.”

Listen to the full conversation with Jim Lynam below…