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.
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.