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Joel Embiid: 'I Kind of Count This as My Rookie Season'

17 October, 2018, 22:13 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Joel Embiid: Celtics vs Sixers Isn’t A Rivalry, “They Always Kick Our Ass”

The Celtics soundly beat the 76ers 105-87 in Boston on Wednesday (AEDT). Marcus Morris had 16 points off the bench, and Terry Rozier was fantastic with 11 points and a +22.

The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year's game involved no-look, behind-the-back and off-the-ground passes, slashes to the basket, dunks and jump hook shots. Tatum had 23 points (9-for-17 shooting) and nine rebounds on Tuesday.

The C's most dynamic scoring threat, the 20-year-old Tatum wasted no time making his presence felt, and finished the half as the Green's lone double-digit scorer, with 13 points behind a 5-for-10 start from the field. Forward Gordon Hayward showed a bit of his rust in his return as well, finishing with just 10 points in the contest, but still, it was too much Boston for Philadelphia. The Philadelphia franchise are being touted as one of the contenders from the East alongside Celtics and the Toronto Raptors.

This one is the most likely scenario in this year's Western Conference Finals, and we would love to see a rematch between those teams without the referees interfering with the outcome of this series as they did the prior campaign, while also having the chance to watch Chris Paul healthy to ball against the Dubs.

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Before last season, Hayward played in every game in the past four seasons with the Jazz.

"It was so good to be out there, such a blessing that I was able to play basketball again", Hayward said in a post-game interview with TNT.

But Barkley said he considers the Celtics' 18-point win to be a warning sign. "It was a big confidence-booster just to finish that first game". Most people viewed the win as a testament to Boston's depth, since they still won with Kyrie Irving only shot 2-for-14 from the field. Redick starting the third quarter was expected, but T.J. McConnell outplaying Fultz down the stretch was not. If he accepts that role and creates shots the same way with the second unit (and just shoots a little better, something that will come, he had a solid 51.5 true shooting percentage last year) he could be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate leading that unit. "I'm sure it will get there".

However, he was quick to point out that Irving was not the only player in the roster, and that team unity is the path to success for Boston. So... anyone still want to argue Danny Ainge didn't own the Sixers when he traded away the No. 1 pick to move back two spots and get Jayson Tatum?


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