Joel Embiid to Matisse Thybulle: Shoot More Threes
The Philadelphia 76ers just wrapped up their sixth straight win, with their latest victim being the San Antonio Spurs. Joel Embiid dominated yet again and notched his sixth straight 30+ point performance, leading the Sixers to a 119-100 victory.
There are only two players in 76ers’ history to have a streak of six or more games with 30+ points: Wilt Chamberlain & Allen Iverson. On the night, Embiid finished the night with a stat line of 31 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists and barely played the fourth quarter.
Tobias Harris and Seth Curry both had strong performances as well. Harris finished with 23 points on a ridiculously efficient 9-for-12 from the field, while Seth Curry ended the night with 23 points and making 10-of-18 shots from the floor.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve witness some pretty iconic post game press conferences including Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. It started after the Raptors game, when Maxey had a horrible performance and Embiid told him he was trash after the game. Then, after Maxey responded with a very solid performance the following game, Embiid let him know that’s the right way to respond to criticism.
After tonight’s game, Joel Embiid was back on the podium, this time joined by Matisse Thybulle. ‘Tisse had a very solid game tonight against the Spurs, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor and scoring 12 points and adding two rebounds, an assist and two steals.
Still, Joel Embiid was quick to remind him that he needs to shoot more three pointers.
Much like the chemistry between Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid, he and Thybulle continue to build on chemistry of their own. We all witnessed this ridiculous pass tonight to Thybulle under the basket for an easy slam dunk bucket and we absolutely need more if it moving forward.
Thybulle apologized to Embiid for not shooting more and the two shared a good laugh. At this point, you can’t help but wonder if “Troel” Embiid is out in full force during these press conferences, speaking his mind, telling his teammates what they should and should not be doing, all in spite of his former point guard, who refuses to listen to anybody.
Hopefully Matisse responds the same way Maxey did after their first press conference, and we get a follow up after the 76ers travel to Houston to play the Rockets on Monday.