Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid said he believed Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James should have assessed a level two major dishonesty from Philadelphia’s 107-106 win over defending champions on Wednesday night.
“Well, first of all, I mean you see it, it’s a very dangerous drama,” Embiid said of James’ dishonesty, which came at the 5:44 mark of the third quarter. “I guarantee you that if it were me, I would probably have been kicked out of the game, which has been a flagrant foul for nothing happening to me in the past.”
While Embiid was angry about James being given only one flag bearer – allowing him to remain in the game – he was equally troubled by the fact that, 68 seconds later, he would elbow himself to Anthony for a flag bearer. Davis was calling for who did not believe Embiid merged that penalty.
“When you compare the one I got, which I felt I didn’t really hit him with, I didn’t give him the elbow,” said Mbid, who had 28 points, six rebounds, four assists and 38 in all. There were two blocked shots. Minute. “I may have touched him. But I don’t think it’s worthy of major, if you’re going to compare the two of them.
“They’re tough plays and I just thought, you know, it was supposed to be a major 2.”
For his part, Sixers coach Doc Rivers, a product of a different era of sport that featured slightly more physical play than today’s game, said he didn’t think either game called for a flag bearer should go.
His only concern at the moment was that Embiid, who fell several feet on his back and fell to the ground in pain, recovered after falling down. And while Embiid was not advancing even after playing, he helped stay in the game and win the Sixers.
“First of all, Lebron is not a dirty player,” Rivers said. “It was just a physical drama and they had to call the flag bearer, I think.
“You know, all the flag bearers tonight … You can get a sweepstakes easy these days. But it was hard to fall, and there was definitely some worry there. Joel was going, obviously he wasn’t the same. He As far as his action is concerned. And we knew that we used him in pick and roll for that reason. “
Mbid, who has been on injury reports and recently with a sore back that kept him out of a game or two, said he doesn’t know how he responds until after waking up in the morning, but he It felt like it was limiting him during the game.
He said the stretch was part of Philadelphia’s downfall, with the Lakers scoring 13 straight points to take a three-point lead with a 12-point lead to take a 106-105 lead with 11.2 seconds remaining. Took, as his back was limited. His movement.
“It’s on me,” Embiid said of Philadelphia’s late-game slide. “I missed a couple shots. I just didn’t have legs. Not because I was tired, which I wasn’t, but my back didn’t dominate me the way I was doing in the fourth quarter. Granted. I missed a couple of shots, we made some mistakes about the defense, they made a lot of changes, and just like they were up. “
But when it looked at ongoing questions about the Sixers and their inability to close the stretch, the Sixers would be back in Philadelphia once again, with the Sixers being knocked out by a terrifying shot of Tobias Harris, who led the confidant. Took a pass, dribbled. The Lakers rose to elbow and bury against guard Alex Caruso who became the game-winning jumper with 3.0 seconds remaining.
“I’m a person that I imagine myself in those places, so when the opportunity came … that’s the shot I work on time and time again, but to be confident enough in those moments to let it go. To give and be okay with the result.
“Tonight, it performed well.”
It was a shot that allowed the Sixers to laugh off those late-game foibles, a stretch that almost ruined what was an incredibly impressive performance by the hosts in the first 45 minutes against the NBA’s defending winner, one Harris stated that his team saw a measuring stick as the opponent they were facing.
“I’ll say a little of both,” said Harris, who finished with 22 points, when asked if he focused more on being happy, he would have turned to the winner of the game or disappointed at Philadelphia’s sloppy play Are. “I would say that there is always development in everything. Therefore, tonight’s win is a great win for us against a great team, but, at the same time, we know we can get better, especially in the fourth quarter. “