WATCH: Joel Embiid, Sixers destroy T-Wolves, causing Minnesota head coach Chris Finch to whine to the referees
The Philadelphia 76ers wrapped up a five game road trip last night in Minnesota, absolutely destroying the Timberwolves 117-94.
Joel Embiid scored 39 points and Tyrese Maxey dropped 27 on Minnesota as the Sixers improved to 4-1 on their road trip, playing last night without James Harden.
Embiid was incredible, grabbing seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks to go along with 39 points. He shot 4-of-4 from three point range and connected on all nine of his free throw attempts. For anyone who thinks he’s not the best basketball player in the NBA right now, then maybe it’s time to wake up or pick a new sport to watch because clearly, you know nothing.
Joel is averaging 33.3 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 1.6 blocks per game with a true scoring percentage of 64.7%. There you go stat nerds. That’s 33 points per game on 65 percent shooting percentage.
JOEL EMBIID: 39 PTS | 7 REB | 4 AST | 3 BLK
Originally tweeted by Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) on March 8, 2023.
We’ll just leave it at that for now.
Anyways, Embiid beat up on the T-Wolves so bad their head coach, Chris Finch was having a hissy fit about foul calls, which as we all know, is exactly what coaches, players, and analysts do when they have no other reasoning as to why Joel Embiid is unstoppable.
WATCH: Timberwolves Coach Chris Finch whines about fouls.
The interaction occurred at halftime as the Sixers had already started to run away with the game from the Timberwolves. Embiid had been systematically breaking down Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert and dominating on both ends of the floor throughout the first half and finally, Chris Finch does when they can’t seem to find an answer for slowing down Joel Embiid…
Chris Finch complained about fouls.
It’s hard to think of a sadder look than complaining to the refs and then immediately agreeing that they were actually right or asking them for advice on what to tell your team at halftime. I know Doc Rivers isn’t well liked, but at least he believes he’s one of the greatest coaches ever. I’m not sure Chris Finch should be coaching the local CYO team in my hometown.
Never mind that by the end of the game the 76ers would finish with 17 personal fouls to the Timberwolves 16. No one ever actually counts fouls while they complain to the refs. It’s just full on “we can’t stop Embiid so it must be your fault, not ours”.
The Sixers will return Friday night when they face Matisse Thybulle and the Portland Trailblazers back in Philadelphia.
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