Sports Talk with Brodes: Sixers Victorious in Overtime Thanks to Joel Embiid’s Dominance!
The Philadelphia Sixers took down the Brooklyn Nets in overtime thanks to Joel Embiid's dominant performance. He scored 39 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and went 18 of 19 from the charity stripe.
This game was very odd to say the least. After the 76ers grabbed a 20-4 lead, in a blink of an eye, the Nets had a 20-point lead. The fans in the Wells Fargo Center sure let the players hear how disappointed they were. To say that their offense went stale is probably an understatement.
Alec Burks came alive late in the game which really sparked the squad. He recorded 19 points on the night. This all happened without Ben Simmons as he did not play due to lower back tightness.
Kyrie Irving did not play either as news broke prior to tip-off about him needing season-ending shoulder surgery. Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert tried their best to keep the Nets involved. I was expecting Dinwiddie to drop somewhere between 40 and 60 points knowing how he always torches the Sixers, but he only finished with 22.
Tobias Harris played 46 minutes and also produced 22 points. After the game, he expressed his feelings about how the team stayed together during the emotional roller coaster of a game. Al Horford was -26 in 19 minutes and it was NOT a good look for him.
It was a much needed win after the All-Star break and now they head to Milwaukee to see the best team in the Eastern Conference.