Playoff Bell Ringer Features:
Tobias Harris – 3
Joel Embiid – 2
Tyrese Maxey – 2
James Harden – 1
Joel Embiid came in the days that were written “out”. In the long run Friday for Sixer fans, he began to explain the concussion process, and then later changed to “suspicious” on the injury report.
As soon as we received the green light from the medical staff and staff, we heard whether they would play or not depending on how much they would enjoy the warm weather while wearing his mask. At that point you knew his chance was a good one to try. The only team that has managed to reduce him for a year is the Sixers medical team.
Friday, the effects of a concussion, an orbital fracture, and a dislocated finger in his right hand were not enough to shut him down. And his presence sounded shaky on South Broad Stadium.
Let’s get to Bell Ringer.
Joel Embiid: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal, 8-10 FT
Joel was just 2 out of 7 for 7 points and the first half. We will be honest, he did not look at both sides lightly. But the results on the game were clear.
If he has not written down one point, he may be guilty of ringing the bell tonight.
Embiid’s experience was seven times: 1) The Sixers got a bonus a few minutes into the game 2) he was able to suddenly force a hard shot 3) and he got some more repetitions this time 4) he fired a couple of shots. and 5) his presence in the starting lineup led to a crowd of 6) means DeAndre Jordan was not starting with 7) Harden had the best friend in the world.
Embiid frightened us by falling violently, rubbing his head and eye several times. On several falls, you can see that he is trying to protect his head and face, as well as to avoid using his right finger to fall. It was all dangerous and I found myself breathing when he fell several times. But in the end, he looked good.
Note, in the last two games the Sixers won, we learned that the next day things were not going well. So hold your breath, shake the wood, and burn the bushes until Game 4. Because you never know, Joel came back and Philly won by 20 points. I think he could be an MVP or something.
James Harden: 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 8-8 FT, 7 turnovers
Harden had a rough time of managing the list. I heard he had an unfair whistle in Miami, and he was found to be in trouble in Game 3 when the series moved to Philly. Even from the heat of the fall he dropped 9 points with two assistants, he had to deal with his second error. And this caused the Heat to deviate from what had been the 9-point lead. James did well in his next race but was terrified of one of the Heat’s second chances when he grabbed Butler by the arm.
Starting to complain about mistakes on both sides of the floor (because the authorities seem to be willing to hit the beard and charges these days) was immovable and the Heat sent her blitzers from both sides. I think one of the main causes of hamstring problems is that even though the handle seems to shake at times. He usually has the ball on the ropes, but he has come down slowly and the defenders are throwing the ball at him.
However, as tough as we are on him, Harden was a +27 high score for good reason. When he was out there, Heat didn’t get much chance. Harden remained as aggressive as he could and scored or assisted beyond 30 points, and captured the interest of Miami and this made life easier for everyone. He was also to be commended for his defiled glass of protective clothing.
Danny Green: a team with 21 points in total three times, which connects the top job there
Green was just 3 out of 16 from the ground and 2 out of 14 from the distance in South Beach. It was a breath of fresh air to see him shed 3 of his first 4 tonight good for 9 and a half. Most of the Sixers did not have a list to come out in the half and things got a bit scary when Miami ran 11-0. But Green continued to shoot hot all night.
Tyrese Maxey: 21 points, 6 assists, 2 steals, 5-6 from three point territory
Maxey started to rot here with his standards. Res had zero points, two turns and two half errors. It started to feel like Heat just had its own number a bit. But in time he went to nuclear. Miami were at an alarming speed of 20-6 and Philly could not stay on their own, turning one side, and then deflecting it and leaving the other side behind.
It started to feel like Burning this thief and putting the store of death on Philly. But it was Maxey’s time.
The young Tyrese shed a long distance three times and then stole and finished fast enough to stop the bleeding. He hit another clutch bomb while Joel went off the bench after a long run to start the second half. Then another. All of his points reached the second half and Heat floated.
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