“You know, since the Toronto game, I kind of changed my mindset about the whole season,” Sixers Joel Embiid said. “I had not been as aggressive as I was last year. The last couple games, it was just being aggressive, being more physical, creating the contact, causing whoever is guarding me to react to it.”
By Paul Hamilton
“That Toronto game” was the Sixers loss a week ago tonight in which Embiid shot 0-for-11 as Philly fell 101-96 in Canada.
Consider it a wake-up call.
“That is a disposition, a mentality to me, more than a stat,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “Joel Embiid has a distinctive mentality. None of us can underestimate the hurt he felt after the Toronto game. He felt like he let us down, and we have seen him respond.”