Sport NBA: High-class duel between Embiid and Irving - Sixers must be tweeted against decimated Nets
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in the top game of the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers against decimated Brooklyn Nets to a 123: 117 victory and overall the sole spreadsheet. Joel Embid and Kyrie Irving provide a high-class duel, but the latter gets too little support.Philadelphia 76ers (38-17) - Brooklyn Nets (37-18) 123: 117 ( )
EMBID ended the game with 39 points (13/29 FG, 21 of them in the first half) and 13 rebounds, Irving came to 37 meters (13/22 FG, 9 rebounds). While the cameruner with Tobias Harris (26, 11/17 FG) had a reliable second option, this lacked for Uncle Drew Lange. Landry Shamet (17), Jeff Green (15) and Reservist Bruce Brown (14) were already the best point collectors. Deandre Jordan came for the Nets on a Double Double (12 and 14), Ben Simmons for the Sixers to 17 points and 9 assists.
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decided the game was mainly from the triple line. While Nets officially accommodated 19 percent of their experiments in the basket (4/21), Philadelphia was 46.4 percent (13/28). In addition, the Sixers 16 turnover of the opponent converted into 28 points. Brooklyn only had a small advantage on the free-wurflinia (27/30 to 20/25).
Irving returns after a break for family reasons, but without Kevin Durant (spurred), James Harden (thigh), Lamarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin (Knee), Chris Chiozza (Finger OP) and Tyler Johnson (Knee) Otherwise, Landry Shamet, Joe Harris, Jeff Green and Deandre Jordan counted to Starting Lineup. At the Sixers all players and thus the best possible starting formation were available.
Philly took over the control early, 7 of the first 13 points went to the account of EMBIID. The result was a 9-point leadership, which the Nets had quickly compensated again. Jordan stood after nine minutes at 6 points () and 9 rebounds. 10 Fast counters of Irving made it just 28:32 after twelve minutes. 5 Nets turnover had already used the Sixers for 10 points.
NBA Power Rankings: Suns move up to second as West dominates top five
Only 3 of the top 10 teams in the rankings are from the East. 1. Jazz (38-12, Last Week No. 1). Casual fans will say that defense/Donovan Mitchell/Rudy Gobert are behind Utah’s run to the top of the standings (and these NBA power rankings). They’re not totally wrong, but the reality is it’s the 3-ball that propelled the Jazz the NBA’s best record. Utah is averaging 43 attempts from three a game — the most per game in NBA history, topping the 2017-18 Houston team — and is hitting 39.5% of them. That’s 17 made threes a game on average, blowing out the previous record of 15.3 per game by those same Rockets.
76ers must be trembling despite the embiide show until the end of the
, the Nets had still not made a threesome in the second quarter, the Sixers already 6. Due to a superiority of rebounding, the guests could compensate for this deficit at least in parts. But the balance of power that day, more and more occurred, Shake Milton increased to +12, only Irving kept constantly (23 points in Hz 1). On both sides, the lures fell high percent, the Sixers led to +7 for break.
Emiid had already recorded 30 points after 23 minutes and struggled again and again to the line, the lead of the hosts commuted in the double-digit area. Irving continued to try everything, Embiid laid with the three-point game. When Milton opened the fourth Vietel with 7 fast points, the lead was grown to 16 meters.
The Sixers took the criticism of their Head Coaches Doc Rivers to heart, who had always lamented the bad transition defense. Exemplary for this was a block of Matisse Tybulle against Irving. Harris gave an excellent co-star for Embiid. This should actually take almost eight minutes before the end of the end, but it should come differently.
A lead of 22 points was suddenly enormous melted together, although Irving was largely sat on the bench. At the Sixers, the setting did not agree anymore, Alize Johnson set at the end of a 21: 2-Run to 111: 114. Simmons met two uniforms, Embiid Blocked Brown and scored his points 38 and 39 on the other side, then it should have been that Sixers won without a single Field Goal in the final eight minutes!
Steve Kerr comments on viral video of Klay Thompson .
Combining the injuries with the difficulties of the pandemic, and the return of the fans, was probably enough to put Thompson in a tough spot emotionally. Even though he hasn’t been playing, he has still been very involved with the Warriors.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.