Joel Embiid (29) blamed himself despite his team’s victory.
Philadelphia, to which Embiid belongs, beat the Boston Celtics 116-115 after an extended battle in Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in the 2022-23 season held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, USA on the morning of the 8th (Korean time).
On this day, Embiid ran for 46 minutes and 12 seconds, recording 34 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists, a field goal success rate of 42.3% (11/26) and a free throw success rate of 80% (12/15). He showed perfect performance until the third quarter, but from the fourth quarter, he became noticeably tired and failed to attack in three consecutive possessions, including being blocked by Horford 30 seconds before the end.
Tucker approached Embiid, who was completely blocked by Horford and was frustrated. And fortunately, as Harden hit the floater right away, Embiid had a chance to make up for his mistake. Going into overtime, Embiid hit a difficult mid-range jumper and regained his concentration by breaking Smart’s pass.
In the end, Embiid’s performance led to Harden’s wedge 3 and led to Philadelphia’s victory. After taking the first game, Philadelphia gave up games 2 and 3, returning the series to the starting point with 2 wins and 2 losses in a situation where victory was essential.
“Tonight’s game was terrible, and I have to get better and I’ll get better,” Embiid recalled in a postgame interview, recalling a rough fourth quarter.
Embiid also thanked PJ Tucker, who approached him 토스카지노when he was frustrated after being blocked by Horford at the end of the fourth quarter, that he was able to come to his senses, saying, “He jumped at me.”
Some Philadelphia fans who watched Embiid’s interview expressed a negative reaction, saying, “The fourth quarter blocked by Horford was terrible, and if we lost today, we would have blamed him.” However, some encouraged Embiid, saying, “It was fine up to the third quarter, but my eyes were released as I entered the clutch in the fourth quarter,” but “It was not unexpected considering that I played overcoming a knee injury.”
Meanwhile, Embiid, who is having his best year by winning the regular league MVP this season, will play the 5th game against Boston on the 10th.