In the 76ers’ season opener, Kelly Oubre put on a dazzling performance, notching an impressive 27 points.
He showcased astounding precision, making 9 out of 11 field goals, an impressive 5 out of 6 from three-point range, and a flawless 4 of 4 at the free-throw line.
In addition to his scoring, he contributed with four rebounds and a steal, all within 32 minutes of play during the 118-117 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday evening.
Despite his role as a bench player, Oubre delivered a standout performance in his debut with the Sixers.
He proved to be exceptionally efficient and emerged as the team’s second-highest scorer, trailing only behind Tyrese Maxey’s impressive 31-point performance.
With his 27-point display, Oubre cemented his name in franchise history, making him the first reserve player in Sixers’ history to achieve such a scoring feat since 1970.
Records tonight. Bucks x Sixers
Damian Lillard’s 39 points are the most ever in a Bucks debut.
Kelly Oubre’s 27 points is also most by a reserve player in Sixers history . (Since 1970)
Giannis surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record for most field goals in franchise history.
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While expecting Oubre to consistently score around 20 points per game may be a bit ambitious, especially coming off the bench, he is poised to provide a reliable and consistent scoring presence, making him a valuable asset in various fantasy formats.
Given his offensive-oriented style of play, he’s likely to receive ample playing time and opportunities to make a significant impact as a scorer.