Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey are too strong for the Clippers, despite the return of Paul George

With Paul George back for the Clippers following a hamstring injury, the matchup promises to be interesting against the in-form Sixers, who are slowly making their way back to the East.

“PG13” also set the tone for his team in the first quarter, but with the impact of Joel Embiid and the good gravitation of the outsiders around him, Philadelphia took off in the second quarter. time. The Clippers lost too many balls, which the Sixers could convert on a quick play, and a 3-pointer from Joel Embiid at the buzzer gave his team an 11-point lead (63-52) at halftime.

The scenario changed, however, after returning from the locker room, with Kawhi Leonard lining up the baskets in his garden. Ivica Zubac even allowed his team to take the lead for the first time in the match, followed by Terance Mann. Can the Sixers swing the “momentum” again?

Answer: yes. Joel Embiid on the bench, it was first Tyrese Maxey who was responsible for putting the Sixers back in the lead by making his defenders dizzy, before his pivot returned to finish the job, in the company of Georges Niang in particular, to put a certain. 11-0. Logical victory (120-110) for Doc Rivers against his student Tyronn Lue.

WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

– A Sixers identity. Using the impact of Joel Embiid, Philadelphia set their game with outsiders running and rotating around the Cameroonian pivot. There are still things to improve on but the Sixers seem to have found their role and know what they need to do to hurt their opponents. No coincidence that they have a string of victories and are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.

– The missed switch of the 3rd quarter. Generally dominant in the first half, however, Philadelphia almost lost the thread after halftime. Blame Kawhi Leonard and a Joel Embiid who lost balls and were forced against the Clippers’ zone, while James Harden failed to set the sights.

– Zone against zone. The Sixers don’t like attacking zone defenses, but neither do the Clippers. So Doc Rivers and Tyronn Lue raised glasses, with areas that clashed, until each team’s shooters finally found solutions.

TOPS/FLOPS

✅ Maxey tires. Joel Embiid did his job but it was the back, off the bench, that tipped the match in favor of the Sixers. He finished with 22 points and above all the best +/- of the match: +23!

✅ Joel Embiid. Sometimes he annoys with his dilettante passes but above all he annoys the opponents with a mixture of power, technique and cunning. 41 points and 9 rebounds on 12/22 shooting. This is his sixth straight game with over 30 points and especially the Sixers are on a streak.

✅ Kawhi Leonard. He almost single-handedly tipped the game with his 14 points in the third quarter. So robotic, he can get the shots he wants in his backyard, PJ Tucker facing him or not. It remains now to find the collective to maximize it all.

✅⛔James Harden. He ran the shop, dishing out 9 assists. On the other hand, he clearly doesn’t have a compass in his eye, with 1/6 in shooting along with 0/4 from distance. At least he didn’t shoot too hard and decided to let his better teammates take care of taking (and putting) shots.

⛔ The Clippers bench. Two very complicated passages for the substitutes of Los Angeles. Straddling the first and second quarters, then the third and fourth, each time allowing Philadelphia to fly and be able to manage the meeting.

THE FOLLOWING

LA Clippers (23-23): Nicolas Batum and his troops return to Salt Lake City (03:00)

Philadelphia (28-16): the “road trip” will continue in Portland, tomorrow night (04:00)

LA Clippers / 110 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
K. Leonard 36 10/20 2/6 5/7 1 3 4 1 2 1 3 1 -12 27 19
Mr. Morris Sr. 27 3/7 1/4 2/2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 +2 9 7
I. Zubac 35 5/7 0/0 2/2 2 7 9 1 3 0 0 2 -4 12 22
P. George 29 5/11 1/4 2/3 1 7 8 4 4 1 5 0 -5 13 14
T. Mann 32 5/10 2/6 0/0 2 2 4 4 1 0 1 1 -3 12 15
N. Batum 20 3/5 2/4 0/0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 -15 8 7
R. Covington 7 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 0 +1 0 -1
N. Powell 25 4/11 3/7 5/6 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 -15 16 6
Mr. Brown 9 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 -1 4 5
R. Jackson 14 3/5 1/1 0/0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 -12 7 11
J. Preston 3 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 +7 2 4
A. Coffee 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +7 0 0
Total 41/82 12/34 16/20 8 25 33 20 23 4 18 5 110 109
philadelphia / 120 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
PJ Tucker 27 2/3 2/3 0/0 2 2 4 0 3 1 0 0 -3 6 10
T. Harris 35 8/12 2/4 2/4 1 5 6 6 4 5 1 0 +10 20 30
J. Embiid 33 12/22 2/5 15/18 3 6 9 3 2 0 5 2 +7 41 37
J Harden 32 1/6 0/4 4/4 0 3 3 9 1 1 3 1 +3 6 12
D. Melton 21 2/5 1/4 0/0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 -2 5 6
Mr. Niang 19 3/4 3/4 0/0 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 +18 9 13
D. Bahay Jr. 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 0 -1
P. Reed 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -7 0 1
Mr. Harrell 12 1/2 0/0 1/1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 +10 3 4
T. Maxey 28 7/12 3/5 5/5 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 +23 22 21
Mr. Thybulle 8 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
S. Milton 16 1/3 0/1 2/2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 +12 4 3
F. Korkmaz 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -7 4 5
J. Springer 2 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 -8 0 0
Total 39/73 13/31 29/34 8 25 33 25 17 12 14 4 120 141

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