By Jerry Wein
Joel Embiid bagged 24 points and 11 rebounds, adding two assists, one 3-pointer, one block and four turnovers in 38 minutes.
And some great defense:
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 9, 2022
Embiid was hot from the jump in this one, as he dropped in 15 points with just one miss through the first quarter, and he ended his evening on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and 9-of-13 at the stripe.
“Any plan where you can have Joel as part of the plan is a much better plan,” said 76ers coach Doc Rivers during a recent interview.
Embiid missed the first two games of this series, but he came back for Game 3 and helped Philly defend their home floor to even up this second-round matchup at two games a piece. Look for him to keep it going in Game 5 on Tuesday.