Former Jayhawk Joel Embiid has monster playoff debut

Apr 21, 2018, 00:41
Former Jayhawk Joel Embiid has monster playoff debut

Whiteside, Miami's $100 million franchise center, had a particularly rough evening. Embiid's swashbuckling style is key to covering up the Sixers' lack of playoff know-how. The big man finished his National Basketball Association playoff debut with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks on the night with 10 of his points coming from free throws. The series is tied 1-1. Sixers coach Brett Brown thought the whole incident was amusing.

Rightly so, too. Embiid started the day doubtful, ended it dominant, and had plenty of help as well.

Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game during the regular season, earning his first All-Star appearance. Embiid also participated in shootaround Thursday morning but had yet to be cleared for full contact, Brown said.

The 24-year-old will sport a mask and eye goggles to protect the eye from anymore potential damage on the court. Before he got his face broken in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz, the Sixers were just 3-8 in games Embiid sat out, and had been outscored by 3.9 points per 100 possessions when he wasn't on the floor.

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All its 192 member states are required to destroy their existing stockpiles of chemical weapons and stop large-scale production. Saudi Arabia is also a member of the US -led coalition battling IS militants.

"It definitely matters because you can just dribble it out, everything", Philadelphia forward Robert Covington said.

How quickly things have changed for the Trail Blazers.

Game 4 of the series tips off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Embiid was not going to allow that physicality to go unmatched on this night, and his presence will likely spell the end of the line for the Heat, who rely on rough-and-tumble play to cover their offensive deficiencies. Dwyane Wade, who Miami needed to be superb in the win at Philadelphia in Game 2, shot 2 for 10.

"I felt like it was the time to come back, especially how physical [the Sixers' Game 2 loss] was", Embiid said.

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The US however insist a "deconfliction channel" with Russian Federation continues to operate, details of which remain secret. Trump has also said the the U.S.is prepared to continue the attacks until the Syrian regime stops using chemical weapons.

Philadelphia shot 53 percent (10-of-19) from the field in that final quarter, cooling off when the game was clearly in hand.

After not playing since March 28 with an orbital bone fracture (and after making it quite clear he's sick of being held out), Embiid made his return to the floor for Game 3 and filled up the box score.

With the continuation of NBA Playoffs, the Miami Heat are looking to continue the championship chase.

For his part, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he's trying to find ways to get Whiteside involved. The Sixers, as a team, rebounded from a bad three-point shooting game their last time out and hit 18 of their 34 attempts from beyond, good for a percentage of 53.2.

IPL 2018: Nitish Rana's twin strike, Sunil Narine's blitz demolish RCB
Narine's blitzkrieg allowed middle-oder batsman Nitish Rana to play boldly as he produced a crucial 34 off 25 balls. Kolkata are without fast bowler Mitchell Starc but have decent cover in the pace bowling department.

Joel Embiid finally made his playoff debut on Thursday night after having to watch his team's first two postseason games from the bench, and the big man managed to make a big statement.

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