Sports Talk with Brodes: Joel Embiid Returns in Sixers Victory Over the Warriors
The Philadelphia Sixers beat the Golden State Warriors in Joel Embiid's return to the lineup. He wore number 24 and dropped 24 points. It was also the 24th home game of the season. This is all relative because of Kobe Bryant, of course, and the Sixers had a terrific tribute to him before the game with his Lower Merion jersey displayed on the court. Raul Neto scored 19 points in the first half which led to Ben Simmons only logging in nine first-half minutes. Simmons had one of his games where he wasn't super aggressive, but he only logged 27 minutes. Al Horford was two assists shy of a triple double as he did a little bit of everything. Shake Milton started the game and he was very intriguing at times. Zhaire Smith returned from his sprained ankle and showed his athleticism. D'angelo Russell dropped 28 points. This game just felt different based off of the raw emotion and the passing of Bryant.