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The Sixers 129-112 win over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Monday night improved their league-best home record to 27-2.
Joel ‘The Process” Embiid was with out a doubt the best player on the court. He lead everybody with 49 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block on 17-for-24 shooting. Joel was able to record his third straight double-double, his 33rd of the season.
Embiid having the most fun in his entire life pic.twitter.com/4qzbYSOPLj
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) February 25, 2020
Philadelphia got out to a 21 point lead at one point in this game, and lead at halftime 69-52, however, the Hawks had themselves an impressive 3rd quarter and outscored the Sixers 40-22. As the 4th quarter started, the Hawks had a 92-91 lead.
With about five minutes left in the game, Philadelphia rebuilt their lead by double digits and never looked back. They were able to find their defensive identity and held the Hawks to just 20 4th quarter points.
Other than Embiid, other notable performers for the Sixers include:
Tobias Harris: 25 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, Furkan Korkmaz: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, Josh Richardson: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block.
Hawks young star Trae Young was able to put up 28 points to go along with 7 rebounds, and 10 assists.
It was announced earlier this evening that the Sixers star point guard will be out indefinitely so the Sixers will need more games like this out of Embiid, and Harris among other players.
ESPN Sources: Sixers star Ben Simmons is still undergoing treatment and evaluation on his back and there’s expected to be a course of action decided upon soon. This isn’t a day-to-day injury; Simmons will miss time. How much time? That’s still unclear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 24, 2020
The Sixers will play Wednesday night in Cleveland, a team who just beat the Miami Heat tonight to help the Sixers in the standings. The Sixers are locked into the 5th seed at this point but with that Miami loss to Cleveland, they find themselves just one game back from the 4 seed.
After that game by Joel, I’m ready for Wednesday night as I type this, hopefully the Sixers get things turned around on the road though..
Best player in the world? “Yea, fuck it” pic.twitter.com/5HFyUe5sRZ
— Chartisse (@SnowmanEmbiid) February 25, 2020