The Sixers are in peril after a blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, and much of the blame - fair or not - is being placed on the shoulders of their star center, Joel Embiid. He then barely grazed the front rim on the third attempt, and finished the sequence with another airball on the fourth try.
"I knew I had to come in with high spirits", Embiid said. "That's what I got to keep on doing - do the little things, and everything's going to follow".
(To be fair, they do not need much encouragement on this score.) Several of his 33 points came in eye-catching ways that are the essence of Embiid, and his unique spot in National Basketball Association stardom. "If I've got to play 45 minutes and push myself out there, that's what I'll do". But I've just got to do more. It doesn't matter if it takes the whole game, and I'm fine with it. But it's Embiid taking the bulk of the beating from fans and media, and coach Brett Brown doesn't think that's right.
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"I play to win", Butler said. "They got the moment". But there's no reason Simmons should be averaging just 9.4 points in the series, and probably no way the 76ers can win it unless he improves. Now, the Sixers are down 3-2 and on the verge of elimination from the playoffs.
"His no-turnovers, his attack mode, his four offensive rebounds". "It's the evolution of a 22-year-old, 6-10 point guard who was a college 4-man".
At the crack of dawn on Sunday morning, Philadelphia 76ers' big man Joel Embiid was struggling with a random morning sickness.
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"He's such a force".
While a lot of the criticism was legitimate, and Simmons did need to step up for his 76ers to have a chance at remaining in the playoffs, an argument can be made that it was a bit over the top. "Everyone on the team wants to win, and when we have that mindset, we're a pretty risky team", Nuggets guard Will Barton said.
Butler, disgruntled in Minnesota before he was traded to Philadelphia in November, scored 19 points in the half and all of them seemed worthy of the highlight reel. On a conference call with reporters on Monday afternoon, Brown would only say that he had no update on Embiid's condition.
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Hayward is under contract for next season and will then have a player option for the final year of his four-year deal. He began to find a rhythm near the end of the regular season before appearing tentative and uneasy against the Bucks.