PHILADELPHIA — Emerging Philadelphia 76ers star Tyrese Maxey suffered a left foot injury and was ruled out of the second half of Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Wells Fargo Center.
An X-ray on Maxey’s foot was negative, and he will get an MRI on Saturday, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Maxey suffered the injury with 1 minute, 36 seconds to go in the first half, when he landed awkwardly on the foot while being fouled in transition. He grimaced and let out a yell as he hopped up the ramp behind the basket, then limped back to the foul line and split a pair of free throws.
After the Sixers committed an intentional foul, Maxey hobbled off the court and back to Philadelphia’s locker room. The team then ruled him out for the rest of the game at the start of the second half.
Maxey had arguably the best half of his career before the injury, finishing with 24 points, four rebounds and five assists while going 9-for-12 from the field, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. He played virtually the entire half with the 76ers down several players due to injury, including James Harden, who has been out for two weeks with a foot sprain, and Tobias Harris.
Maxey, 22, has had a tremendous third season for Philadelphia. He entered Friday night averaging 22.8 points while shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range for the second straight season.
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