With a great Joel Embiid, Philly has quietly dominated Phoenix

The roller coaster continues for Sixers. On a streak of two losses in a row, after winning three straight games, so they returned to victory tonight, at home, taking the best of Sons (100-88).

Guided by a great Joel Embiid (33 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists), returning to the competition there, Doc Rivers’ men are just one success away from finding a good balance. Authoritarian on their own floor, they in any case delivered an encouraging performance against teammates of Devin Booker (28 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists).

A group of phoenix forced to run after the score in the entire match Philadelphiadespite a slight improvement in the third quarter, and especially seen Chris Paul out due to injury, in the first half…

WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

Joel Embiid’s convincing return. Ten days out, the Cameroonian returned to the court last night and he did not disappoint in his recovery. Aggressive as can be, he compensated for his poor shooting (8/21) by getting to the throwing line very regularly, where he missed nothing (16/16!). Also influential on defense and vital in creation, the All-Star pivot dominated without forcing his vis-à-vis, Deandre Ayton, reassuring both the Sixers and their fans. What will allow him, too, to definitely launch his season?

Devin Booker is very sad. It’s hard to blame the All-Star guard for anything right now. Inspired to attack, he did his best to help his team survive when their heads were underwater, and underwater in the first period. Returning from the locker room, the aggressive “D-Book” quickly returned to possession of Philadelphia, between free throws and baskets in the half or near the circle. Unfortunately, orphaned by Chris Paul and not particularly helped by the (insufficient) contributions of Deandre Ayton or Mikal Bridges, he finally gave up on the latter act. Logically…

Chris Paul’s injury release. Deprived since the weekend of their current power forward, Cam Johnson, for several weeks, the Suns must now deal with the physical ailments of their All-Star leader. In the middle of the second quarter, did not return later, he injured his right heel in the continuation of the support, trying to get off the screen. Be careful, Phoenix is ​​now waiting to learn more about the state of health of “CP3” and its unusable potential…

TOPS/FLOPS

George Niang. Off the bench, the Sixers’ inside-shooter once again proved valuable thanks to his outrageous success outside: 7/9 on 3-pts, equaling the career record! Author of 21 points, he remarkably made his team very good when it was in a tough offensive, at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Furious, and often left alone behind the line, the 29-year-old planted 12 points in the final action, to wake up all his teammates and give the Suns a lethal boost.

Tyrese Maxey. Unlike Tobias Harris, who was impactful in the first quarter (13 points) before gradually fading, “T-Max” was never able to weigh in this meeting. Very clumsy (4/18 on shots, including 0/4 on 3-pts…), he tried to contribute differently, by grabbing some rebounds and dishing out some assists, but the his performance remains very ordinary, as a relay. Joel Embiid. It’s up to him to come back in the next game…

Torrey Craig. Replacing Cam Johnson in Monty Williams’ starting five, the 31-year-old winger ate up the sheet last night: 1/6 on shots, including 1/4 on 3-pts. Known for his attacking irregularity, he preferred to “honor” his reputation and, despite his defensive qualities, one still wonders if the offensive limitations of the former Nuggets, Bucks and Pacers player are it won’t be worth it to him. being relegated to the bench, to make way for Damion Lee, for example.

THE FOLLOWING

Philadelphia (5-6) : travel to Atlanta, Thursday night through Friday (1:30 am).

Phoenix (7-3) : trip to Minnesota, at night from Wednesday to Thursday (02:00).

philadelphia / 100 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
PJ Tucker 30 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 6 8 1 1 0 1 1 +11 4 13
T. Harris 38 7/18 3/7 4/5 0 8 8 6 1 1 2 0 +5 21 22
J. Embiid 37 8/21 1/4 16/16 7 3 10 5 2 0 3 1 +10 33 33
T. Maxey 40 4/18 0/4 3/6 1 4 5 6 0 0 2 1 +8 11 4
D. Melton 34 2/7 1/6 1/2 2 5 7 2 5 1 1 2 +12 6 11
Mr. Niang 27 7/11 7/10 0/0 0 4 4 1 2 2 3 0 +7 21 21
D. Bahay Jr. ///// ///// ///// 0
P. Reed 11 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 2 4 0 4 1 1 0 +2 2 6
Mr. Thybulle 11 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 +4 0 2
S. Milton 12 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 +1 2 0
31/80 12/32 26/31 15 33 48 22 17 5 15 6 100 112
phoenix / 88 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
T. Craig 23 1/6 1/4 0/0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -5 3 1
Mr. Bridges 44 6/12 1/2 2/2 0 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 -14 15 16
D. Ayton 31 6/11 0/0 2/2 3 4 7 0 4 1 0 1 -13 14 18
C. Paul 14 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 -10 2 6
D. Booker 43 8/16 1/1 11/14 2 5 7 5 2 1 6 0 -9 28 24
D. Saric 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 1
J. Okogie 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 -1
B. Biyombo 11 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 +4 0 5
J. Landale 7 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 2 2 1 5 1 0 2 -3 2 7
C. Payne 28 6/14 1/4 1/2 0 2 2 5 4 0 3 0 -11 14 9
D. Lee 26 3/6 2/4 2/2 0 5 5 2 4 2 1 0 -7 10 15
L. Shamet 11 0/4 0/3 0/0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 +6 0 -2
Total 32/73 6/19 18/22 6 31 37 19 24 8 13 5 88 99

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