Philadelphia can seal third place on Sunday in the event that they beat Detroit at residence of their closing recreation of the season and Boston lose their highway recreation towards the Memphis Grizzlies.
Embiid in the meantime produced one other dominant efficiency that enhanced his claims to the NBA’s Most Precious Participant award, ending with 20 rebounds and 4 assists along with his 41-point haul.
Embiid nonetheless performed down his statistical contribution afterwards.
“I’ve at all times mentioned, I wish to dominate, and dominating can present up in numerous methods,” Embiid mentioned. “Generally it’s within the numbers, and typically the numbers don’t present it.”
James Harden added 22 factors with 14 assists whereas Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris chipped in with 18 factors apiece in a recreation that the Sixers led from early within the first quarter by way of to the ultimate buzzer.
“We’re engaged on what we wish to accomplish within the playoffs,” Embiid mentioned. “Ensuring everyone seems to be snug within the offense and as we speak was an instance of that. The ball simply moved, discovered the best guys, all people acquired a contact.
“And within the playoffs that’s how we’re going to should play if we wish to succeed.”
Embiid in the meantime mentioned he was unsure if he would play in Sunday’s closing recreation of the season.
“I wish to play however on the similar time it’s additionally a back-to-back and we’ve got to prepare for the playoffs,” Embiid mentioned.
“I’m going to see how I really feel. However I wish to play. I really feel we nonetheless have to work on spacing and chemistry, so no matter we will get out of those previous few video games shall be good.”
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