Joel Embiid he hasn’t played since Pascal Siakam gave him a blow in the sixth game of the first round of the playoffs against the Raptors. The pvot of the Sixers I suffered a orbital fracture on the right side of the face and enter the NBA protocols on concussions. His team has missed him a lot and has lost the first two games of the series against the Heat. It is likely that he will not play the third either. The situation is critical in Philadelphia.
Why any team suffers if they lose a player who aspires to the MVP of the regular season. Embiid has lived the best course of his careermarked by injuries. Without serious physical problems, she has reached 68 games with averages of 30.6 points, establishing his personal high and being the best scorer in the NBA11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists. “Everything would change drastically if Embiid returns in the third game. You are talking about MVP talent”assured Erik Spoelstracoach of the Heat.
Replacing him is impossible, as is being shown, and It doesn’t look like James Harden is going to pull the wagon. ‘The Beard’, considered second sword of the Sixers, is far from it. He has not yet taken the step forward that could be expected of him in the absence of the franchise player. It is the young Tyrese Maxey, at 21, who is pushing more of the team.
DeAndre Jordan’s lousy stat
The solution does not go through DeAndre Jordanwhose incorporation to the Sixers was already questioned. In the 31 minutes he has played in the tie against the Heat, his team has lost by 31 points. With him on the bench, he has won by one. Dire stats that add to how comfortable you are playing Bam Adebayo, the interior of Miami that has taken over the areas taking advantage of Embiid’s loss. He has 15 points on 6/7 shooting from the field against Jordan’s defense.
Without the colossus from Cameroon, everything seems lost for the Sixers, who they would see the ring move away again despite having enjoyed the best version of their star. With 2-0 for the Heat, Embiid’s return will not guarantee a comeback either, but without his presence it is a utopia.