A Restoration of Faith in Sixers Basketball: Embiid, Harden take down the insufferable Memphis Grizzlies 110-105
Well, last night was certainly one way to get the city of Philadelphia behind you. The Sixers were finally back in action after the NBA All-Star break and started the final stretch of the NBA regular season with a thrilling 110-105 win in South Philadelphia against the insufferable Memphis Grizzlies.
Joel Embiid battled through illness and the Sixers at one point in the game, found themselves in a 17-point deficit.
The first three quarters of last night’s game was some of the worst basketball we have seen from the Sixers all season.
All of that changed in the fourth quarter, as they outscored the Grizzlies 35-24 in the final frame.
Embiid made 3-of-5 shots in the fourth, including a game-tying bucket to tie that game at 100. On the night, Embiid’s “off-night” ended with the MVP candidate scoring 27 points with 19 rebounds, six blocks, and six assists, while connecting on 13-of-17 attempts from the charity stripe.
If you have a chance, go watch the final five minutes of last night’s game. The Wells Fargo Center was shaking through the TV as James Harden connected on a near-impossible three pointer from the corner.
Headband Harden. 🥶
On the night, Harden scored 31 points with seven rebounds and seven assists. Not to be outdone, Embiid then followed the Harden three with an incredible block on Ja Morant to keep the Sixers’ deficit at one point with just over a minute left in the game.
JOEL EMBIID DENIES JA MORANT
Side Note: Ja Morant should have been called with a charging foul. PJ Tucker was set outside of the circle.
Second Side Note: Why Ja Morant thought he would be able to dunk that ball is beyond stupid.
Down two points with roughly 38 seconds remaining, the Sixers swung the ball around the three point line to find Tobias Harris for a go-ahead three to take their first lead of the game since the first quarter at 106-105.
Then, this sequence happened and basically restored faith in the Philadelphia 76ers.
Incredible Sequence from the Sixers
Win the win, the Sixers advanced to 39-19 on the season. They are three games out of first place in the Eastern Conference and will host the Boston Celtics tomorrow in South Philadelphia.
As for the Grizzles. What an insufferable basketball team. Dillon Brooks is a total cornball and Ja Morant needs to grow up. The entire team are a bunch of cocky, over confident, losers.