Thursday, 18 January, 2018

The Warriors really had an eye on Joel Embiid's trash talking

76ers Vs Warriors NBA Game Preview Starting Lineups TV Time Stats 11/18/2017 4:30 PM EST
Elias Hubbard | 22 November, 2017, 01:16

Just over a month into the regular season and it's clear that Philadelphia has two of the best building blocks in the National Basketball Association in center Joel Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons, and the former is coming off a career-high 46-point effort in a 115-109 win over the Lakers on Wednesday.

Through 13 games this season, he is extending on the fact that he's healthy, as he's already averaging a double-double with almost 28 points and 11 rebounds, topped by a 46-point, 15-rebound, seven-block, seven-assist performance against the Los Angeles Lakers last week.

The Philadelphia 76ers hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games.

Embiid was coming off a career-best performance - 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks, seven assists - in a 115-109 win at the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Philadelphia hit 51.8 percent of its field-goal attempts.

Mitchell finished with 17 points and Rodney Hood added 13 in the loss. Mitchell, however, was assessed a technical foul with 4:09 left in the game, when he shoved Embiid after Embiid blocked his shot and directed some choice words in his direction.

The Jazz are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

Once the third quarter began, that desperately needed miracle came in the form of a focused Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry who helped rally the Warriors to a 47-point quarter which helped end the third quarter with a 10-point cushion. Again and again he attacked the basket, aware that Gobert, one of the league's premier shot-blockers, was not lurking. The loss to the Sixers is the eighth defeat for Utah in 10 games.

He even played it off like a regular tweet.

However, Ben Simmons has just as much potential as, if not more than, Embiid.

"They were driving us, particularly in the open floor".

"We just have to find a way to play better", Favors said.

"I was extremely aggressive in the first quarter, I just didn't make the shots", Curry said. Gobert, who has missed the last five games, is not expected back until at least mid-December, while Johnson and Exum have not played at all this season.

NOTES: The Sixers were short-handed without Gs Jerryd Bayless (left wrist contusion), Justin Anderson (shin splints), Markelle Fultz (right shoulder), Nik Stauskas (sprained right ankle) and C Jahlil Okafor (personal reasons).

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