Joel Embiid (Joel Embiid) knows how his Philadelphia 76ers faced the visiting Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
Back-to-back beating for the third game and the second night in a row-that was before Philadelphia’s two available point guards Ben Simmons and Tyrese McSey were fouled-it was easy for the 76ers to pack.
However, Embiid has other ideas.
Thanks to the dominance of the second half-in the final statistics, he scored 35 of the season-high 35 points, and had 1
“This is necessary.” Embiid said of his performance. He, including the 76ers, has always maintained an 11-point intuition, from the game tied to the basket and entered the regular season with 3.3 seconds until he reached 2:03. Into the mid-range jumper. Over time. “We need it tonight.”
He explained: “We lost three games in a row. Our mentality should always be that we will never lose two games in a row, and we lose three games in a row, so we cannot lose four games in a row. Therefore, No matter what I want to do, and everything my teammates do, if we do it, we win.”
Philadelphia grabbed the losing streak and returned to the victory column, largely because of what Embiid did-it doesn’t seem like it was at halftime. Embiid scored 10 points and 7 rebounds during the break, but he was not fully involved-although he did more than Simmons, who struggled after missing the first two games due to swelling of his left knee. Simmons committed 5 turnovers in the first half and finally scored 5 points and 12 assists for 6 turnovers in 32 minutes.
But while Simmons struggled, Embiid got rid of a man’s predicament. Embiid scored 20 points in the third quarter alone and began to swing the ball in the direction of Philadelphia. This was partly due to the slight adjustments made by 76ers coach Doc Rivers, allowing him to kick the ball in different positions in Philadelphia. Back to the team. floor.
Rivers said: “We put him in the middle of the floor because whenever we put him below the free throw line, we throw it at him. That’s how they came from.
“I think [Miami] Really struggling and found a trap or trap. And it also allows Joel to see when people trap him where and where they throw the ball, so this is a good adjustment. “
“[But] He is willing to prepare this game for us tonight. “The coach said of Embiid.
This is especially true once Simmons and Maxi foul. Since then, Embiid held the ball in his hands almost every time he left the field, and Rivers essentially deployed him as the scoring center.
Rivers said that the 76ers’ game is essentially the same-called “delay,” and the Phillies just accidentally installed a device on Tuesday morning-for most of the fourth quarter and overtime is not necessary because of control. The ball guard fouled.
Rivers smiled and said: “Sometimes, life is very lucky.” “We are smiling on the bench… It’s amazing. We are studying it today, and then eventually become our savior.”
At the same time, Embiid is very satisfied with the opportunity to hold the ball in his hands.
He said: “I love playing point guard, point guard or whatever you want to call it.” “It has been working well.”
For Embiid, who is never shy about expressing his feelings, the surge in the second half of the year may come from the frustration of the NBA because the 76ers continue to play short. After a positive test conducted by Seth Curry in Brooklyn last week, the 76ers entered the league’s health and safety protocol. This is the third consecutive loss for the 76ers.
After the NBA postponed the Heat’s game against the Boston Celtics on Sunday-the 76ers only had seven healthy players who lost their hometowns against the Denver Nuggets, Embiid wrote on Twitter Said: “They hate the process” because they didn’t do the same for their team the day before and was considered a shot in the NBA.
When asked after the game on Tuesday whether Philadelphia should participate in the game, Embiid answered him without hesitation.
“No,” he said. “It seems that all other games are constantly being cancelled. But we, I think the league has been letting us play. After this, there really is no other explanation, especially in the Denver game, we had to dress the injured players in order to Make sure we have enough players to play the game-while other teams don’t have that many players, and the league didn’t make any of them dressed up as injured players, just to make sure the game is going on.
“So it’s unfortunate, but this is the next person. You can’t complain. Victory is still the key, loss is still the key; we need to get all these victories. We need to continue fighting until those guys come back. That’s our goal. jobs.”
This season, Embiid’s other motivation is to be eliminated by last year’s NBA team of the year. Embiid screamed, he believes he deserves to be one of the three best centers in the league, and his motivation is to prove that people have missed the performance this season.
After Tuesday’s game, Embiid currently averages over 26 points and 12 rebounds per game so far. When asked if he is still gaining momentum from last season’s grand prize, he said he is-although this will take care of itself, as long as the 76ers continue to win this season.
He said: “Yes, but this is not my focus.” “The main goal is to win the championship. As far as personal awards are concerned, unless you win the game, it can’t happen. Therefore, my main concern is victory.
“Because at the end of the day, if I win, if we win, and we get the first seed, then there is no reason why you don’t know that I shouldn’t participate in the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year Conversation, the NBA’s best The lineup and all these things.”
He added: “It all comes down to the same thing: winning.” “But the main goal is to win the championship; [getting] Reach that level. So like I said, everything can be traced back to victory. “