Game stream: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Philadelphia 76ers (1-1) play against the Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2) at Paycom Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Sunday October 24, 2021

Philadelphia 76ers 98, Oklahoma City Thunder 80 (Q4 09:48)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey JRE 2-man game gives me life. I REALLY love Jeremiah Robinson-Earl’s game. – 8:50 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
No Embiid and no point guard for Sixers to start 4th. Paul Reed getting a shot at C for the Sixers with Drummond out. – 8:49 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Another thing national media might get confused on, partly because his game is so smooth/effortless, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s side step/step back 3’s aren’t lazy shots/signs of not caring. It’s part of his game he has worked for the past two offseason to add, now trying it more. – 8:47 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Big bucket there by Furkan Korkmaz to end the 3rd Q. Philly goes up 87-78 after 3 in OKC. On another note, it has been fun watching Matisse and SGA go at it a bit. #Sixers8:47 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers has called Niang a natural leader on that second unit. On that final Thunder possession, he kept yelling “Make him shoot a contested one!” SGA did, and missed.
Sixers 87, Thunder 78 at the end of the third.
Curry still with 23. Embiid with 18-9-6. – 8:46 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
SGA with Muscala at the 5 has been a big problem for the Sixers defensively. Without Embiid’s help, Thybulle is consistently getting beat 1-on-1.
Also of note: SGA is an excellent player. – 8:46 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Shai continuing to get wherever he wants off the dribble against Thybulle, his arrthymic crossovers and inside outside are totally wrong-footing him. – 8:45 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Pretty fun watching Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Matisse Thybulle go at it in this Sixers-Thunder game. Really fun matchup within the wider game. – 8:45 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
maybe Philly should try another young, rugged, terrific defensive wing on SGA – 8:45 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander just ISO’d and blew by Thybulle again. – 8:44 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Matisse Thybulle is one of the best defenders in the NBA.
And SGA is just absolutely scorching him. – 8:44 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
SGA says goodbye to Thybulle pic.twitter.com/xpnMHBaplo8:41 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers has praised Georges Niang for his steadiness. It’s showing tonight.
Niang’s 12 minutes:
9 PTS / 3-4 FG / 2-3 3fg / 3 AST – 8:41 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
SGA, still really good. Philly has nobody to guard him in this starting group. Thybulle comes in to take him. – 8:36 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
That’s one way to stop a Thunder run. Embiid lofts the ball over the defense to Tobias for the alley-oop layup. Sixers lead 69-63 about midway through the third. – 8:27 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey likes getting to that floater. Looks legit.
Giddey has 10 points, five rebounds and three assists on 5-of-8 shooting. – 8:27 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
the Thunder bench stood up with such promise and hope. pic.twitter.com/iULcOPMb7W8:19 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Andre Drummond is out tonight with a sprained ankle, but this is a good sign: He’s wearing regular shoes and is walking around slightly gingerly but not with a massive limp. – 8:16 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
For those who thought SGA had somehow forgotten how to play basketball because of a two game sample size:
Shai has 13 points on 5 shots at halftime. – 8:13 PM

Royce Young @royceyoung
SGA has worked extremely hard on that side-step 3. Could be an incredible weapon for exactly that kind of late-clock situation. Nice to see one drop for him there. – 8:10 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Sixers 59, Thunder 51. Philly led by as many as 16 before OKC made a bit of a late push. Curry with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Embiid with 10-5-4. Harris with 8-4-3. – 8:05 PM

Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
With his first three-pointer this evening, @Joel Embiid now has 301 for this career. He and @Furkan Korkmaz are currently tied for 10th all-time in @Philadelphia 76ers history for three-pointers.
h/t @NBA Courtside – 8:03 PM

Royce Young @royceyoung
Some really nice moments for the Thunder in this first half. Looking much better than the first two games. Better ball movement, better overall energy and probably most importantly, some shots are going in. – 8:01 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Imagine drafting Jonathan Kuminga or James Bouknight instead of Josh Giddey. – 8:01 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tyrese Maxey’s spacing has been a disaster to start the season. – 8:00 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
If Danny Green can get going? That would be a big development for this team. Like Curry, he is so important to their offensive success. #Sixers7:59 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Danny Green (@Danny Green) in the first half from deep:
2 attempts, 2 makes.
Shooters shoot. – 7:57 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
After a rough finish to the Nets game, Danny Green just buried two 3s in a row and the Sixers lead 54-40 late in the first half. – 7:57 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Isaiah Joe continues to be quiet. He is having trouble finding open looks on the floor right now, but it’s still early. There is a lot to like about his game. #Sixers7:54 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Decent early returns for the Sixers’ all-bench unit tonight. Increased a 10-point lead to 13 thanks to Niang’s and-1 and 3-pointer. Tobias and Maxey back out there now with Niang, Thybulle and Furk. – 7:51 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Well, Thunder fans are 1-1 this season on the half-court shot. pic.twitter.com/qMb5B0Qyl17:49 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder fan hits the half court shot for $20,000.
Looks like he’s about 18 years old so he fits the timeline… – 7:48 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Some dude just won $20k for hitting a halfcourt shot. Most excited this Thunder crowd has been all night. – 7:48 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers vs. #Thunder first-quarter box pic.twitter.com/EovZF61ndv7:43 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Some are saying Kenrich Williams is the best player on the roster. – 7:41 PM

Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Damn Seth Curry is ballin tonight. Just dropped 6 threes, for 23 points in the first QUARTER. #nba7:37 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Seth Curry finishes with 20 points on ten shots in the first quarter. Six 3s. He’s 12-14 from deep on the season.
Started last season on fire, struggled after getting COVID, had an insane playoffs and started this season on fire. Safe to say he’s a great offensive fit here. – 7:37 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
End 1Q: Sixers 36, Thunder 26. Seth Curry has 23 points and Tyrese Maxey was just waving a towel at him (to cool him off) as he came off the floor. He made 8-of-10 shots, including 6-of-7 from 3. – 7:36 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry: 23 points
Thunder as a team: 26 points
Philly leads it 36-26 after 1 in OKC. What a start for Curry. #Sixers7:36 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Seth Curry after 1 quarter in OKC: 23 points on 8/10 (6/7 from three) – 7:36 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Seth Curry with a 23-point first quarter. The Thunder had a 26-point first quarter. – 7:35 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Nick Collison and Thabo Sefolosha were shown on the jumbotron and the Loud City crowd went nuts for Mr. Thunder and the original Dort. – 7:35 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kerr says Andre Iguodala is out tonight as a precautionary measure after his hard fall on Thursday. He’s hopeful Iguodala will be ready for OKC game on Tuesday. – 7:35 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr said he thinks Andre Iguodala should be able to return Tuesday in OKC. Minor hip issue. – 7:35 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
What a fun finish by Tre Mann – 7:34 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
First quarter Muscala minutes! Roby will be the last big off the bench. – 7:34 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Seth Curry thus far this season:
12-14 3fg (85.7%)
…read it again. – 7:32 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Matisse Thybulle thus far tonight:
1 minute / 1 steal
Nature heals. – 7:30 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Seth Curry with 17 of the Sixers’ 27 points: – 7:29 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I don’t love helping off Curry in the corner. I understand why Dort felt it was needed given JRE was on an island with Joel but that’s the mismatch OKC has to live with given the roster. Can’t compound the issue by leaving shooters open in the corner as they have this year. – 7:29 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Lu Dort helping off Seth Curry, 3-for-3 from deep, from the strong-side corner was certainly a decision. – 7:28 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Seth Curry in NBA Jam mode. Aka “he’s on fire!” with 17 first-quarter points. – 7:28 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I love Jeremiah Robinson-Earl getting time with the starters. He could be there by March. – 7:25 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Seth Curry’s first 6 (!) minutes tonight:
14 PTS / 5-6 FG / 3-3 3fg – 7:25 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is the first man off the bench tonight. – 7:25 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Alperen Sengun is good and never should have fallen as far as he did in the draft. And OKC should not have traded out of that pick. – 7:24 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry right now #Sixers pic.twitter.com/i8BCzGIvjT7:21 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Giddy scores on former Thunder guard Danny Green – 7:20 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey going down hill is super fun. – 7:19 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
With Embiid out of the game due to needing to change his tights because of a cut, Georges Niang getting center minutes. Two OKC buckets right away. – 7:19 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Seth Curry’s elite efficiency continues:
4 mins / 8 PTS / 3-3 FG
👀 – 7:19 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid had to leave the game because he had blood on his knee. So he went back to the locker room to change: – 7:19 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Big ups to Darius Bazley for attempting to posterize Joel Embiid.
I mean, he got blocked cause it’s Joel Embiid, but gotta respect the bravery. – 7:17 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Darius Bazley had a fantastic block and save, then tried to end Joel’s entire career. Despite getting blocked that aggressive and confident play is what you hope to see more of. Just gotta pick the spots better. – 7:16 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Oh my word that Embiid block on Bazley. Let him know about it, too. – 7:16 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid is out here playing point center. – 7:16 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Seth Curry off to another fast start for the Sixers, with six points including that layup and two rebounds. – 7:15 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
A mid-range jumper by Derrick Favors welcomes fans back to the Paycom Center. Just as we all expected. – 7:15 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Me: Does not like presenting in front of a class of less than 25 people and would rather cry in the corner
19 year old Josh Giddey: Gives an opening speech before the game in front of the entire Paycom Center. – 7:14 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid knocks a lady down while going to a loose ball. She’s still shivering. #GetOutTheWayFlow7:13 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
If the Thunder are gonna have Josh Giddey defend Tobias Harris, this should be easy pickings for him #Sixers7:13 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey getting the mic to address the crowd the first time back in the PCC is interesting “We are ready to rock, let’s go!” got me fired up. – 7:10 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey welcomes the crowd to open the night and it’s obvious from the Loud City reaction he’s already an OKC favorite. – 7:10 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey with a message to fans pic.twitter.com/4B5TjIQk4G7:10 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Howdy from courtside (!) in OKC, where the Thunder is welcoming back fans for the first time since the game that shut down the NBA and the world. It’s been almost 600 days. – 7:06 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid #pregameflow pic.twitter.com/lVywHkz3Z16:33 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid (right knee soreness) is starting for the Sixers tonight.
Andre Drummond (right ankle sprain) is out, ICYMI. – 6:32 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid is a go tonight in OKC. Sixers could really use one of those games where he doesn’t have to play in the fourth quarter. – 6:32 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant: “The swipe-through is still a foul.” Says the ref didn’t think he swiped through in that last game against the 76ers. – 6:32 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Joel Embiid (knee soreness) is available and starting tonight in OKC, a team official says. – 6:32 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid is in and will start tonight #Sixers6:32 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid will play – 6:32 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid is available and starting tonight in OKC – 6:32 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Embiid starting tonight – 6:32 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid still remains a game-time decision. – 5:35 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
#Sixers rule Andre Drummond out for tonight’s game. Joel Embiid’s status remains questionable – 5:35 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Andre Drummond is out tonight against the Thunder. Joel Embiid is a game time decision. #Sixers5:34 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Joel Embiid remains a game time decision. – 5:31 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on Josh Giddey: “He’s coming from a country that’s very proud of him.
From my limited experience, it’s very true. Australia has a lot of eyes on OKC because of the #6 overall pick. – 5:31 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Joel Embiid is a game-time decision, per Doc Rivers. – 5:31 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Josh Giddey has “high expectations for himself” – 5:28 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
📍 OKC
3 / 82 pic.twitter.com/tSX0qfB9pF5:28 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says shooting around Joel is why the 76ers are so good. You have to defend everything against Philly. But “there are going to be challenges every night. You have to lean into it and compete and drink it up.” – 5:27 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Derrick Favors will start
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Josh Giddey
Darius Bazley
Derrick Favors – 5:26 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters tonight
– Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
– Josh Giddey
– Luguentz Dort
– Darius Bazley
– Derrick Favors – 5:24 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets chose Day’Ron Sharpe to deliver a pregame speech to open the season at Barclays Center lol In Milwaukee it was Khris Middleton, and in Philly it was Joel Embiid. – 4:05 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
onward, always 💙🖤
okc tonight. pic.twitter.com/szilO8EDlP3:36 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers notes before their game tonight in OKC:
nbcsports.com/philadelphia/s…2:33 PM

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