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Joel Embiid: 'I don't care being within the MVP race'

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Regardless of figuring out that sitting out video games may hinder his MVP possibilities, Embiid is in complete settlement along with his coach. “It’s all in regards to the playoffs,” the MVP frontrunner stated. “Being within the MVP race, I instructed you, I don’t care. If I win, good. If I don’t, it’s no matter. That’s not the place my focus is.” As of Saturday, Embiid was main the league in scoring at 33.2 factors per recreation. He additionally ranked seventh (10.8) in rebounds and sixth (1.7) in blocks.
Supply: Keith Pompey @ The Philadelphia Inquirer

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Man, what a recreation by Biyombo. Can most likely depend in your lips what number of guys have blocked Embiid’s fadeaway this yr, however he will get a chunk right here. pic.twitter.com/LphsW4Uy3v11:29 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers vs. #PhoenixSuns takeaways: Joel Embiid is drained; James Harden’s absence negatively impacting bench inquirer.com/sports activities/76ers-s… through @phillyinquirer – 10:58 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers middle Joel Embiid: “It’s all in regards to the playoffs. Being within the MVP race, I instructed you, I don’t care. If I win, good. If I don’t, it’s no matter. That’s not the place my focus is.” inquirer.com/sixers/76ers-i… through @phillyinquirer – 10:22 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers vs. #Phoenix #Suns takeaways: Joel Embiid is drained; James Harden’s absence negatively impacting bench inquirer.com/sports activities/76ers-s… through @phillyinquirer #NBA #NBAMVP #NBAPlayoffs #PhilaUnite – 8:48 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
For #Sixers coach Doc Rivers and Joel Embiid, it’s all about being wholesome for NBA playoffs — not seedings inquirer.com/sixers/76ers-i… through @phillyinquirer – 8:47 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
For Sixers coach Doc Rivers and Joel Embiid, it’s all about being wholesome for NBA playoffs — not seedings inquirer.com/sixers/76ers-i… through @phillyinquirer – 7:39 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Trusting your instincts.”
Bismack Biyombo on taking part in in opposition to Joel Embiid in ending with 17 and 13 to associate with 5 blocks in #Suns win over #76ers. pic.twitter.com/WulEOfL3Pj1:38 AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams stated he thought the crew “held the rope” with psychological stamina. Is aware of how Embiid can draw contact to select up free throws and favored how the crew performed by way of it. – 12:32 AM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Bizarre teaching choices (Dedmon taking part in on this matchup is weird)
Bench was completely horrific total.
And I believed that was a bullshit effort from Embiid. Had some respectable moments within the second half however too little, too late
phillyvoice.com/instant-observ…12:26 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Doc nonetheless has Embiid within the recreation?!? – 12:08 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Any individual monitor for me how ceaselessly the Sixers non Embiid lineups surrender very very smooth (however truthful) continuations. – 11:46 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Embiid staying in as Biyombo heads to the bench with 4 fouls. Huge shift right here for Landale. – 11:43 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul digs in to steal ball from Embiid. #Suns up 6. – 11:40 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
These Embiid is drained, Maxey is resting minutes are treacherous. – 11:40 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Bismack Biyombo picks up his 4th foul going over the again with 2:42 left within the 3Q. One thing to regulate since he’s been nice in opposition to Embiid (6-16 FG) – 11:40 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
FYI:
Embiid 8-of-9 FTs
#Suns 13-of-14 FTs
#76ers down 6. – 11:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Embiid’s shot below 50% solely 13 occasions this yr in 60 video games which is only a loopy quantity with what number of jumpers he makes an attempt. – 11:38 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Embiid is 6-for-16. Biyombo is doing his greatest and extra importantly making a handful of vitality performs on the opposite finish too. – 11:37 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Bismack Biyombo simply blocked Joel Embiid on the peak of his elbow jumper, which I had thought was bodily unattainable up til that second. Bizzy’s been nice tonight – 11:37 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Biyombo at all times energetic.
Dunk on one finish.
Block on Embiid on the opposite.
Has 11 and 11 boards. #Suns up 3. – 11:37 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul finds Okogie for 3.
Embiid 3-point play. #Suns down 1. – 11:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Maxey sidestep 3 once more.
It’s insane. #Suns #76ers tied as I already had Embiid for a 3 on that, but it surely was first dominated a 2. – 11:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Embiid is missing vitality.
May very well be drained. Had 46 final evening at Golden State in 38 minutes. Sort of ran out out of fuel on the finish.
No matter it’s, Biyombo is making the most of it. Has 9 on 4-of-6.
Embiid 12 factors on 4-of-11 .
#Suns up 64-58 with 9:57 left in third. – 11:26 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Last: Denver 129, Milwaukee 106.
Spectacular efficiency by Denver to place the pedal down within the 2nd half and draw back from the Bucks, who had been on 2nd evening of a b2b.
Nikola Jokic completed with 31-6-11, whereas Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31-9-4-4.
Embiid vs. Jokic looms Monday. – 11:25 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly trails the Suns 58-53 on the half. Tyrese Maxey has 21 factors and is 8/10 from the ground in addition to 5/7 from deep. Joel Embiid has 12 on 4/12 capturing and Tobias Harris has 10 on 3/7 capturing. Devin Booker has 18 for Phoenix. #Sixers11:08 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Suns 58, Sixers 53. Maxey has 21 factors on a blistering 8-of-10 from the ground. Embiid has manufactured 12 factors, 5 rebounds and three assists however is 4-of-12 from the ground and appears to be laboring greater than final evening. – 11:07 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Maxey the one man who has it for the Sixers proper now, not bullish on this one except Embiid will get it collectively within the second half. Taking perpetually to get into their offense, with a whole lot of “simply throw it to any individual on the free-throw line prolonged” nonsense – 11:06 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Nice minutes from Torrey Craig to shut the half. Hit back-to-back 3s and had a monster weak-side block on Embiid on the rim – 11:05 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Embiid hasn’t been his normal self, however #76ers are up 2. #Suns10:54 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Credit score Josh Okogie for going for that one. Credit score Joel Embiid for assembly him on the high – 10:53 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Respectable takes by Okogie at Embiid – 10:53 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Embiid, Biyombo checking in as is Chris Paul #Suns up 4. – 10:50 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tyrese Maxey is 6-of-7 from the ground. The remainder of the Sixers are 6-of-20 (and three of these are from Embiid). – 10:48 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Terrence Ross hits a triple and the Suns have opened up a 34-28 lead within the 2nd Q. Doc Rivers requires time Philly must discover a rhythm in these non-Embiid minutes. #Sixers10:45 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Suns 26, Sixers 24 on the finish of a cluuuuunky first quarter for each groups. Each groups are capturing below 40 %. Very a lot a second evening of a back-to-back, with main contributors lacking. Embiid with 9 factors on 3-of-7 capturing. Maxey with 8. – 10:38 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Finish of 1Q: PHX 26, PHI 24
Booker: 13 Pts, 4-7 FG
Remainder of Suns: 13 Pts, 5-17 FG
Embiid: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 3-7 FG – 10:37 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Already a significantly better evening for PJ Tucker on the offensive finish than in Golden State final evening. Joel Embiid obtained off to a gradual begin, however he’s now as much as 9 factors and is starting to get right into a groove. Tie recreation early within the desert. #Sixers10:34 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul slapping that ball out of Joel Embiid’s fingers on the break was great content material. Had an enormous smile for him as they talked afterwards too – 10:26 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
All-time model of The Takeback. CP3 SPRINTED again to get Embiid and strip him. – 10:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Embiid 0-for-3. #Suns down 10-8. – 10:17 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Thought we’d see a heavy dose of Embiid going at Biyombo early, however as an alternative it’s been one other scorching begin for Maxey. He’s is 2-for-2 from deep and in addition obtained free for a driving layup within the first 4 minutes. – 10:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Suns replace: Kevin Durant (ankle), Deandre Ayton (hip) out; 76ers massive Joel Embiid (calf) obtainable, James Harden (Achilles) out. #Suns #76ers azcentral.com/story/sports activities/n… through @azcentral – 10:01 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#76ers damage replace:
Joel Embiid (calf) and Jalen McDaniels (hip) IN.
James Harden (Achilles) and Danuel Home Jr. (shoulder) OUT. – 9:35 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Harm replace for the @Philadelphia 76ers:
Joel Embiid and Jalen McDaniels (each questionable pregame) will play.
James Harden and Danuel Home Jr. are out. – 9:34 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Starters
Suns: Paul, Booker, Okogie, Craig, Biyombo
76ers: Maxey, Melton, Harris, Tucker, Embiid – 9:33 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Joel Embiid and Jalen McDaniels will play tonight in any case. No James Harden or Danuel Home Jr. for the Sixers – 9:33 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid is cleared for motion tonight #Sixers9:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Joel Embiid is in for the 76ers in opposition to the Suns – 9:32 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers middle Joel Embiid will play tonight. – 9:32 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
James Harden is OUT tonight. Embiid, Home and McDaniels are nonetheless questionable. – 8:36 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
James Harden is out for tonight. Joel Embiid, Danuel Home Jr. and Jalen McDaniels are nonetheless questionable – 8:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Suns replace: Durant, Ayton out; 76ers duo Embiid, Harden questionable (w/movies) #Suns #76ers azcentral.com/story/sports activities/n… through @azcentral6:59 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Draymond Inexperienced calls Joel Embiid ‘the toughest man to protect within the league’ after 46-point outburst
cbssports.com/nba/information/draym…5:11 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns #76ers damage report:
Deandre Ayton (hip) and Kevin Durant (ankle) OUT.
Joel Embiid (calf), James Harden (Achilles), Danuel Home Jr. (shoulder) and Jalen McDaniels (hip) QUESTIONABLE. pic.twitter.com/OlmMR84eiy3:58 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
76ers are itemizing Joel Embiid, James Harden, Danuel Home Jr. and Jalen McDaniels as questionable for tonight’s recreation in opposition to the Suns. Philly performed final evening in opposition to the Warriors.
Identical damage report for the Suns. No Deandre Ayton or Kevin Durant. – 3:48 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers damage report: Joel Embiid (proper calf tightness), James Harden (left Achilles soreness), Danuel Home Jr (proper shoulder soreness) and Jalen McDaniels (proper hip soreness) are all questionable for tonight’s recreation in opposition to the Suns. – 3:37 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
For PHI-PHX tonight: Embiid, Harden, Home, McDaniels all listed as questionable. – 3:36 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
The Sixers listed Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Danuel Home Jr., and Jalen McDaniels as questionable for tonight’s recreation. – 3:34 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Joel Embiid (calf tightness), James Harden (Achilles soreness), Jalen McDaniels (hip bruise) and Danuel Home Jr. (shoulder soreness) are all listed as questionable to play in Saturday’s recreation at Phoenix. – 3:33 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Joel Embiid and James Harden are each listed as questionable for tonight’s highway recreation in opposition to the Suns.
Jalen McDaniels and Danuel Home Jr. stay questionable, too. – 3:31 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Draymond Inexperienced instructed me on Friday evening that Joel Embiid has began to create some separation within the MVP race pic.twitter.com/gsqURhAD8G3:08 PM

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StatMuse @statmuse
Most 40-point video games by a middle over the past 5 seasons:
37 — Embiid
36 — Everybody else mixed pic.twitter.com/uBplk1lDof2:30 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Draymond Inexperienced: “I wanna inform y’all Joel (Embiid) is the toughest man to protect within the league.” pic.twitter.com/WFBtGLKxy91:06 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The NBA is nearing the tip of the MVP battle!
@BGeltzNBA and @HowardBeck each have the @sixers massive man Joel Embiid on the high of their MVP Ladders. pic.twitter.com/idzvyImUR612:14 PM

Extra on this storyline

Harden is sidelined, despite the fact that coach Doc Rivers stated the purpose guard would have performed had they been playoff video games. “Yeah, they’re not 100%,” Rivers stated of resting key gamers throughout a defining stretch. “It’s not definitely worth the danger. This isn’t even rocket science. … If it was a playoff recreation, everybody performs, ? So, yeah, this isn’t troublesome. This isn’t us sitting in a room flipping a coin. These are very simple choices for us.” -via The Philadelphia Inquirer / March 26, 2023
Philadelphia: Joel Embiid (proper calf tightness) has been downgraded to questionable for Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Phoenix. James Harden (left achilles soreness), Jalen McDaniels (proper hip soreness) and Danuel Home (proper shoulder soreness) are additionally questionable. -via HoopsHype / March 25, 2023
Embiid was listed as questionable to play with calf tightness however didn’t look hampered one bit. He demolished no matter protection the Warriors threw at him and flirted with a triple-double on his strategy to an environment friendly 46 factors. After the sport, he stated that his calf is doing high-quality and that his highest precedence is being wholesome for the postseason. “It’s okay, slightly sore however no matter. Received to maintain managing it to see the way it feels tomorrow and the subsequent few days,” Joel Embiid stated to reporters after the sport. “It’s all about ensuring I’m wholesome for playoffs, so no matter that will get me there wholesome, that’s what we’re going to do.” -via Clutch Factors / March 25, 2023



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