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De’Anthony Melton, the Sixers’ X-factor

Even if he did not score in the second half, De’Anthony Melton totally succeeded in his Game 1 in Boston. For what ? Because his points were extremely valuable in the first period, to accompany James Harden’s baskets, against a Boston team who were shooting at 71% success!

When he reached the locker room, the former Grizzlies back had scored 17 points at 5/5 behind the arc, with 14 points in the second quarter alone!

” My God. James Harden and De’Anthony Melton almost saved us in the first half”believes Doc Rivers at SixersWire. “This match could have escaped us. Melton put shots. A lot. He was ready, took big shots and made good defensive moves with his hands. »

With his 45 points and his winning basket, it is obviously the 2018 MVP who takes the light, but without the contribution of De’Anthony Melton before the break, the Sixers would not have achieved the feat of impose in Boston.

The ex-Grizzly thus confirms its rise in power in these playoffs. After scoring 6, 9, 13 then 15 points in the first round against the Nets, he still broke his record with 17 points at 6/10 in shooting and 5/6 at 3-pts.

“Frankly, I felt good on Monday,” he says. “With the energy around the team, I was good. I wanted to go out there and play with confidence. Joel Embiid wasn’t there, so there were more shots to take, more opportunities to take. My teammates trusted me, so I kept shooting. »

De’Anthony Melton Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2018-19 PHX 50 20 39.1 30.5 75.0 0.5 2.2 2.7 3.2 2.3 1.4 1.5 0.5 5.0
2019-20 SAME 60 20 40.1 28.6 76.9 0.7 3.0 3.7 2.9 1.8 1.3 1.4 0.3 7.6
2020-21 SAME 52 20 43.8 41.2 80.4 0.6 2.5 3.1 2.5 1.6 1.2 1.3 0.6 9.1
2021-22 SAME 73 23 40.4 37.4 75.0 0.9 3.6 4.5 2.7 1.8 1.4 1.5 0.5 10.8
2022-23 PHL 77 28 42.5 39.0 79.3 0.9 3.2 4.1 2.6 2.5 1.6 1.3 0.5 10.1
Total 312 22 41.4 37.0 77.1 0.7 3.0 3.7 2.8 2.0 1.4 1.4 0.5 8.8

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.

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