Philadelphia 76ers middle Joel Embiid has starred for the workforce since he made his debut through the 2016-17 season and put collectively back-to-back MVP–caliber seasons.
Monday’s matchup towards the Toronto Raptors was extra of the identical from Embiid. He scored 28 factors, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out 4 assists and had two steals within the 104-101 time beyond regulation victory. The Raptors solely had three gamers in double figures in scoring.
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After the sport, Embiid ripped the state of the present Toronto workforce and made an evaluation about their want to win ball video games whereas praising teammate De’Anthony Melton.
“We’re all the time on him, me particularly,” Embiid mentioned of Melton, through Clutch Factors. “All people actually, as a result of I do know that so long as they hold capturing, whether or not it’s him Tobias [Harris], P.J. [Tucker], James [Harden], guys coming off the bench. So long as they hold capturing — it doesn’t matter if I make it or not — it makes my job simpler.
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“However if you play a workforce like Toronto, they don’t actually care. It looks like, more often than not, they don’t care about profitable. They only wish to shut down the opposite star gamers. However if you play that, you bought to be prepared all night time. You bought to remain alert and have the boldness of simply hold capturing it and hope that you simply make them after they come, and that’s what he did tonight.”
Philadelphia moved to 17-12 with the victory and Toronto fell to 13-18.
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Embiid is main the league this season with a 33-point-per-game common. He additionally averages 9.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists.