This pic of Embid encapsulates how the 76ers looked like to me. Sure that may not represent their whole team but Embid is their main guy and trust me he sort of looked that way most of the game.
As a fan of the game it’s disappointing to see a main guy or any guy go out the court looking like that and in the Playoffs as well. He is a rebounding leader at 16/game and obviously a dominating big but it didn’t show today.
I missed 2 posts but I seriously got busy these past two days, but they were for good reasons so its ok. I didn’t get to write though what I thought either MIA or BOS needed to do. Of course it’s all irrelevant now, as MIA has taken the Eastern Finals.
I’m afraid I only caught the very early and the very latter parts of this game because.. well it’s Saturday and I wanted us to wake up to a corned beef with eggs breakfast and so I was busy cooking so sue me.
Sometimes I wish I was one of those powerful bloggers / sports journalists in the US, because I would seriously call out LeBron James. I would ask things like, 2.9 seconds left with the game tied, ball in your hand against a smaller defender (Rondo). Why do you take a step back jumper from 17ft.?
It took me a long while to write this because I was looking for Rondo’s stat, particularly scoring per quarter for this game. Sadly I couldn’t find any even after a thorough search of the usual online haunts, so I’ll just resort to the usual clickbait and post a pic of Rondo with that famous ‘dagger’ three, that help put them out of reach from PHI 68 – 76.
So here I am writing postgame thoughts for the Playoffs. Let’s see how long I can keep this up.
Speaking of keeping things up, neither team did very well today. The game just ended 82-81 Phi, playing at Boston. Announcer CWebb kept saying it was an ugly game and that’s exactly right, with fg% just above 40% for both (40.8% Phi, 41.8% Bos). That’s enough bricks to make a new stadium. Bos out – passed Phi 23 to 17, but fouled a lot more at 22 to 13.
Key players today include Igoudala (13pts) as expected for Phi, including Evan Turner (1opts), Lavoy Allen (10pts.) and most notable, Jrue Holiday (18pts). For most of the 1st half only Jrue was in double figures for both teams, outplaying even the amazing Rondo, who had a below par 8 pt., 2 assist game today, a far cry from his previous triple doubles.