By Dylan MacKinnon
Philadelphia’s favorite person right now had perhaps the best game of his career last night. It was his first-ever playoff start, and Tyrese Maxey went off for 38pts. 21 of which came in the third quarter. It was a great night for the whole team, but Maxey was the star.
He became the 3rd youngest player to ever score 38pts in the playoffs, and the youngest Sixer to ever score 30+ in the playoffs. He finished just 1 point from matching his previous career-high. Doc Rivers tried to leave him in to give him a chance to beat it, but with time running out, and the Sixers up big, he never got there. But that in no way took away from how brilliant he was.
Afterward, coach Doc Rivers praised the fact Tyrese Maxey never seems to feel any anxiety on the floor. He just plays.
“He just doesn’t play with anxiety. That’s why you love him. There’s certain players like that. There’s not a lot that ruffles him.”
Philly fans were understandably giddy about Maxey’s performance after the game. But with the game being on the National Stage, far more than just Philadelphians were raving about Tyrese. Here are some of the best examples of people reacting to Maxey’s big night.