Joel Embiid e James Harden certainly did not play a worthy Race-7 last night against the Boston Celtics. The center, reigning MVP, finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5/18 on the shot while suffering a lot from the marking of Al Horford. The Beard, quite erratic in the series, on the other hand, did not go beyond 9 points scored, the result of 3/11 from the field, with 7 assists and 5 turnovers. In the postgame, however, did not come the mea culpa that was expected from two stars who struggle to carry the Sixers that far in the Playoffs: in fact, for the second year in a row, Philadelphia stopped in the Conference Semifinals.
Indeed, Embiid not only took no particular responsibility, but also pointed the finger at “the others”: the teammates who should be helping him and Harden win and who failed to contribute. “We had a chance to win, but it takes more than just the two of us. I have to do better and I will do better, I’m focused on that. We all have to come back here and find ways to improve and help the team. You don’t win alone. James and I [Harden, ndr] we can’t win alone, basketball is played 5 on 5. Everyone has to improve.” Embiid said in a press conference.
Embiid didn’t mince words 😳 pic.twitter.com/dFuJzH9IMk
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