Pompey: Sixers Can’t Win In Next Round Without Embiid
With Joel Embiid being ruled for Game Two of the Sixers' Playoff Series with the Miami Heat, Monday Night will mark the 10th straight game the 76ers will play with their All-Star Center. The team won their final eight consecutive games of the regular season and the Sixers shot 38.78 Percent from Three Point Range, which is higher than the team's average Three Point Shooting Percentage on the season (36.9%). In Game One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs without Joel Embiid, the team shot 64.3 Percent from Three Point Range.
Philadelphia Inquirer Sixers Beat Writer Keith Pompey joined The Sports Bash on Monday discussing Joel Embiid and play of the 76ers without the big man on the court:
“Right now they will play without (Joel Embiid) until they feel as if he is ready to come back and play. We can’t get it twisted, they shoot a lot of Threes, they were shooting Threes beforehand when they had him, it’s just that right now they play with the Up-tempo pace for a longer period of time. There were stretches before where they would run up and down and then they would feed (Embiid) in the post. Right now they’re not feeding anyone in the post – This team is a whole lot better with Joel Embiid, this team can’t win in the next round without Joel Embiid. So when Joel Embiid is ready to come back, they will bring him back.”
Checkout what Pompey had to say about expectations for Game Two on Monday Night, Brett Brown's player rotations, and his one-on-one conversation with Sixers Majority Owner Josh Harris