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SportsSixers coach Brett Brown puts painful loss in context for Joel Embiid

06:40  13 may  2019
06:40  13 may  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

76ers' Butler after HC Brown calls him James: My name is literally Jimmy

76ers' Butler after HC Brown calls him James: My name is literally Jimmy Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler produced a classic "Jimmy G. Buckets" outing in Monday's Game 2 win over the Toronto Raptors, prompting Sixers head coach Brett Brown to refer to him with a more formal name. "This was James Butler," Brown told reporters postgame when reflecting on the four-time All-Star's 30-point, 11-rebound, five-assist performance to help Philly square the series. "That was the adult in the gym he was a stud."

Sixers coach Brett Brown gave a great, heartfelt response afterward, saying, though it's a painful moment for Embiid now, he will grow and improve Read more: Joel Embiid sobbed as he walked off the court in a dramatic scene after Kawhi Leonard's game-winning shot. It was a disappointing finish

The Philadelphia 76ers were eliminated from the playoffs in heart-wrenching fashion on Sunday. Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard hit a buzzer-beating jump shot

Sixers coach Brett Brown puts painful loss in context for Joel Embiid© Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

What do you say to your players when they've had their hearts ripped out in a devastating loss? Exactly what Brett Brown said.

Brown spoke after his Philadelphia 76ers lost 92-90 to the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday and offered a great message to Joel Embiid (who was crying) and his other players.

Losing on Kawhi Leonard’s shot that bounced on the rim four times before dropping through is as heartbreaking as it gets. Sometimes players need to experience the pain of losing to motivate them to work even harder and do even better. These tough losses make the journey even sweeter when you do break through. Look no further than these guys for proof of how to respond to a difficult loss.

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A 9-year-old Sixers fan wrote Joel Embiid a sweet note after seeing him cry.
"You got so far and I am proud of you."

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