By Annie Ross

The Sixers are in Madison Square Garden tonight to face the Knicks, and all eyes will be on Joel Embiid, who followed his 0-for 11 bagel with a big game against the Kings on Wednesday.

He had 33 points and 16 rebounds in the win on Wednesday. a big bounce-back effort for the Sixers big man and it was almost a “prove it” game following the unacceptable performance. However, if you ask him, he has nothing to prove to anybody.

“I didn’t have to prove anything. I’ve matured a lot since I’ve got in the league. I understand the end goal is winning a championship so we’ve got to take it day-by-day. People are going to talk and I’ve learned not to pay attention to it. It doesn’t get to me. I just do it for myself, I just do it for the organization, and I just do it for my family. I don’t have anything to prove to anybody, I literally do not care about whatever was said after that performance so, like I said I don’t have anything to prove to anybody.”