76ers' McConnell posts triple-double off bench

From ESPN - February 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell made franchise history on Monday when he became the first Sixer to record a triple-double off the bench.

McConnell had 10 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a 108-92 win over the New York Knicks.

"It was amazing. I am happy for him and I am glad that he did it. If we want to go where we want to, he will be one of those reasons," 76ers center Joel Embiid said of McConnell, who also had a career-high six steals against New York. "He comes in and plays with great energy, he hypes the crowd up. Defensively, he was great and he moves the ball well."

The Wells Fargo Center crowd -- and McConnell's teammates on the bench -- exploded in celebration when McConnell grabbed a rebound with 1:05 to play to seal the triple-double.

McConnell said jokingly afterward that Embiid was prodding him to fish for that final rebound.


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