Damian Lillard joined the Dan Patrick Show to talk about Joel Embiid and his quest to win the NBA MVP Award
Damian Lillard joined the Dan Patrick Show and talked about Joel Embiid and why he is deserving to take him the NBA MVP Award for the 2022-23 season.
Damian Lillard on Joel Embiid: “Now is the time”
“I think because he’s been the most dominant player all season long, his team is winning. I feel like he could have won it one of the last years, but I think Jokic won it both times. I just think because he’s been, to me, the most dominant player, and he’s been carrying his team, you can’t continue to give it to a guy who’s won it twice in a row. Especially, when you have a guy like him who’s performing at the same level or even higher.“
Damian Lillard on the Dan Patrick Show
On Friday night, the Sixers beat the Toronto Raptors 117-119. Joel Embiid led the way with 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers, while James Harden scored 23 points with 11 assists. Tyrese Maxey added 13 points and six assists while De’Anthony Melton scored 13 and PJ Tucker delivered nine points and five rebounds. Off the bench, Paul Reed scored 11 points with six rebounds, and Danuel House Jr scored eight.
The Sixers followed up two straight wins with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on the road last night 117-104.
Embiid finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, and five assists in the loss, while only four other players scored in double digits for the Sixers on the night.
Tyrese Maxey led the way for Philadelphia, scoring 29 points, connecting on 6-of-7 shots from beyond the arc. James Harden, who only attempted nine shots, scored 11 points with two rebounds and six assists while turning the ball over five times. Danuel House Jr scored 10 points in nine minutes of action.
With the loss, the Sixers fell to 51-27 on the season and are now five games behind the East-leading Bucks. They are three games behind Boston in second and will face the Celtics tomorrow night at The Well.
Following the Celtics, the Sixers will remain home to face the Miami Heat on April 6th, before hitting the road for the final two games of the regular season against the Hawks on Friday, April 7th and the Nets on Sunday, April 9th.