Rookie Tyrese Maxey shined bright in Philadelphia’s 104-99 Game 6 win over Atlanta, going for 16 points & 7 rebounds off the bench. Maxey has said all season that he’s remained ready to make an impact whenever his name is called. The 20-year-old says head coach Doc Rivers told him before the game he was going to play big minutes and Tyrese responded with confidence.
(Via Philadelphia 76ers):
“You can’t be surprised by the moment. Like I’ve said all year, if you prepare, then nothing will surprise you. He came up to me during shootaround and told me that, and I told him ‘I’m ready.’ He said ‘Alright, let’s do it.’ And the rest is history.”