Markelle Fultz played well in the Sixers 100-94 win over the Pacers on Wednesday. He looks to build on that in an effort to become the everyday player the team needs.
The Sixers got their first road win of the season on Wednesday over the Pacers 100-94. Six different Sixers’ players scored in double figures as it was a total team effort led by Joel Embiid’s league leading double-double.
Not to be lost in the fanfare of the road victory was the outstanding play of Markelle Fultz. The biggest difference was that he played at the point guard position and not off the ball like he had been in previous games.
With Fultz in his comfort zone, the team used the second half to gain and extend the lead using a combination of great defense and fast breaks to secure the eventual win.
Fultz as the primary ball handler does cause for some concern for Head coach Brett Brown and more importantly Ben Simmons. Brown has expressed that Fultz needs the ball to contribute on a high level, stating, “when he’s got the ball, he’s pretty unique and pretty special in the open court and finding people and so on. So we’ve been trying to put him in that environment as much as we can, with the ball as a point guard.”
That being said, Simmons will have to play in the front court as the power forward or be regulated to the bench. Against the Pacers, Fultz scored 7 points, on 3-7 shooting from the field, and he handed out 4 assists, pulled down 2 rebounds (one which was an offensive board in the third quarter), had 4 steals, and 1 turnover.
Markelle Fultz has on the job training
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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports