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Nikola Jokic on Joel Embiid: 'He's gonna be remembered as one of the dominant gamers'

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The Sixers sat each Embiid and James Harden (sore left Achilles) as Jokic compiled 25 factors, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. Afterward, Jokic dished out nothing however excessive reward for the Sixers celebrity seeking to win his personal MVP crown. “I believe he’s an ideal participant,” Jokic mentioned of Embiid. “I believe he’s gonna be remembered as one of the dominant gamers within the league. The man’s a beast, and he’s so proficient. “He can have an effect on [the game] some ways on the ground. He can publish up, he can face up, he can shoot 3s. He can defend rather well. He can, in some conditions, guard 1 by 5. So he’s a very, actually good participant.”
Supply: Ohm Youngmisuk @ ESPN

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers vs. Nuggets takeaways: Nikola Jokić praises Joel Embiid, unjustified confidence enhance, Tyrese Maxey should proceed to prepare dinner inquirer.com/sports activities/sixers-… by way of @phillyinquirer – 5:10 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
With out Joel Embiid, James Harden, Sixers outlasted by Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets inquirer.com/sixers/denver-… by way of @phillyinquirer #NBA4:59 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Nikola Jokic has excessive reward for Joel Embiid regardless of no matchup in Denver eurohoops.web/en/nba-news/14…4:31 AM
Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
Regardless of sitting out final evening for #Sixers vs. #Nuggets, Joel Embiid begins the day because the +105 #NBA MVP favourite. Nikola Jokic is +120 and Giannis Antetokounmpo is +500. – 3:43 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll:
Embiid geese Jokić, Nuggets beat Sixers in a recreation that was manner nearer than it ought to have been.
On the numbers, the narratives, and extra…
Audio
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YouTube
youtube.com/watch?v=FYt76f… pic.twitter.com/xHrzV8kT7G3:15 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nikola Jokic didn’t get to face Joel Embiid one closing time with MVP weighing within the steadiness. However after delivering his twenty ninth triple-double of the season, Jokic wasn’t completed dishing: “He’s gonna be remembered as one of the dominant gamers within the league” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…3:01 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets previous Philly, Luka Doncic scores 25 for the Mavericks eurohoops.web/en/nba-news/14…1:46 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets and 76ers each have had 1-4 stretches this month. Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid’s averages throughout every of their workforce’s respective slides (Embiid clearly didn’t play tonight):
Jokic (5 video games): 29.6 pts, 12.2 rebs, 9.2 asts
Embiid (4 video games): 30.8 pts, 10.5 rebs, 5 asts pic.twitter.com/LxBMo2LpeY1:29 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets and 76ers each have had 1-4 stretches this month. Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid’s averages throughout every of their workforce’s respective slides (Embiid clearly didn’t play tonight):
Jokic (5 video games): 29.6 pts, 12.2 rebs, 9.2 asts
Embiid (4 video games): 30.8 pts, 10.5 rebs, 5 asts pic.twitter.com/9VsJnW2iLH1:26 AM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
A valiant effort by the Sixers on Monday, who rallied to take the Nuggets’ beginning lineup to the ultimate possession with out Embiid or Harden accessible and Maxey enjoying solely 3 minutes within the fourth quarter:
thepaintedlines.com/sixers-late-pu…1:23 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone’s about to name a play. Nikola Jokic has different plans. An insane cross. pic.twitter.com/Y3NcDDGX371:00 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
With out Joel Embiid, James Harden, Sixers outlasted by Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets inquirer.com/sixers/denver-… by way of @phillyinquirer – 12:55 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic on Joel Embiid:
“The man’s a beast.”
Was extraordinarily complimentary of him and the way impactful he’s on each ends of the ground. – 12:49 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bruce Brown mentioned he obtained into it with MPJ after lacking open guys on a possession.
“That’s occurs with each nice workforce.”
Stated Jokic obtained mad at Bruce for lobbing him and it led to a turnover.
Bruce mentioned the workforce has grown most in its accountability. – 12:25 AM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
The Joker was dealing on Monday evening 😤 pic.twitter.com/qIZUkIv8JB12:17 AM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
No one ducking tonight’s Winners Lounge. Come be a part of.
✅ Embiid’s weak determination
✅ Jokic triple-double
✅ DNVR courtside
youtube.com/dwell/6T63agehF…12:09 AM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says he’s optimistic James Harden will be capable of play Wednesday again in Philly towards Dallas, however that he’s unsure the place Joel Embiid will likely be along with his calf by then. – 11:58 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The Nuggets wanted a botched out-of-bounds name to go their approach to maintain off the Sixers with out Embiid and Harden enjoying in any respect and Maxey enjoying solely 3 minutes within the fourth quarter. – 11:52 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Remaining: Nuggets 116, 76ers 111.
Joker goes for 25-17-12. Murray (19), Brown (18), MPJ (15) and AG (12) additionally in double figures for Denver. AG didn’t play within the 4Q.
Maxey leads all scorers with 29 for Philly. – 11:49 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Remaining: Denver 116, Philadelphia 111.
Nikola Jokic finishes with 25 factors, 17 rebounds and 12 assists for the Nuggets, who made this awfully fascinating after main by 20 halfway by the fourth.
Tyrese Maxey had 29 to steer Philly, who goes residence to host Dallas Wednesday. – 11:49 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jokic tonight:
25 PTS
17 REB
12 AST
8-11 FG
High 3 in rebounds, assists, double-double and triple-doubles this season. pic.twitter.com/QsbJ4kMzTU11:49 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
I’ll by no means perceive why Denver goes again to a guard-initiated offense at occasions like this and away from Jokic-ball. – 11:45 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most 20/15/10 video games this season:
10 — Nikola Jokic
6 — Everybody else mixed pic.twitter.com/rOIL1p1RVX11:38 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
the Nuggets have Jokic Murray and Porter in towards a Sixers group that includes Springer, Korkmaz, and Harrell with 3:30 left, what’s going on lol – 11:36 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic by three quarters: 20 factors (6-9 taking pictures), 14 rebounds, 10 assists.
Nuggets have outscored 76ers by 21 factors in his 28 minutes. – 11:16 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Predictably, Denver took management right here within the third quarter, very similar to the Nuggets did Saturday evening towards Milwaukee. Nuggets outscored the 76ers 30-20 and lead 91-77 after 3 quarters.
Nikola Jokic already has a triple-double for Denver (20 factors, 15 rebounds, 10 assists). – 11:13 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic picks up one other triple-double in 26 minutes along with his workforce up large towards the Embiid-less 76ers.
He has 18 factors, 10 assists and 14 rebounds.
Nonetheless loads of time on this one if Philly retains it shut. – 11:12 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Joker has 20-15-10 with a few minutes left within the third. Nuggets up 18. – 11:11 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic with triple-double No. 29.
That’s 18 factors, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 26 minutes. – 11:10 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Jokic, Murray and Porter are all doing actual work on this recreation in non-scoring areas. Jokic is mashing the boards, Murray is passing and coordinating (particularly getting Jokic the ball going to the rim within the 2nd half) and MPJ is extraordinarily energetic on protection & combating on the glass. – 11:09 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Bball Paul vs. Jokic, the matchup we now have all been ready for – 11:07 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
The #Nuggets have 25 assists, and Nikola Jokic has 9 of them. Philly’s obtained 9 assists whole. – 11:07 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Nuggets out right here dunking like Globetrotters with out Embiid enjoying tonight – 10:56 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic lastly drew the three-shot foul close to mid-court that he’s been attempting to get for eight seasons. – 10:53 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Jokic is an help away from a triple-double with 9+ minutes left within the third. He’s obtained 10 factors and 13 rebounds. Nuggets up 8. – 10:53 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jokic at half:
6 PTS
11 REB
9 AST
His third half with 20 REB+AST this season. No one else has a couple of. pic.twitter.com/lIy6MF6VKp10:38 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Tyrese Maxey at half:
25 PTS
10-16 FG
2-4 3P
Extra factors than Jokic and Jamal mixed. pic.twitter.com/bI2k144Uar10:36 PM

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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Helluva half for Tyrese Maxey who has 25 on the half whereas Tobias Harris has 12. Philly is inside 61-57 of the Nuggets on the street regardless of not having Joel Embiid and James Harden. #Sixers10:35 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Nuggets 61, Sixers 57 after Niang buries a nook 3 simply earlier than the buzzer. Maxey exploded within the second and has 25 factors on 10-of-16 taking pictures. Jokic solely has 6 factors however already has 11 rebounds and 9 assists. – 10:34 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Halftime: Nuggets 61, Sixers 57.
Tyrese Maxey with a terrific half for Philly, scoring 25 factors to maintain the short-handed Sixers within the recreation.
Jamal Murray has 15 for Denver, which is taking pictures 50 p.c from the sphere, whereas Nikola Jokic has 6 factors, 11 rebounds and eight assists. – 10:34 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nuggets lead 61-57 at halftime. Murray leads Denver with 15-2-3. Brown’s obtained 11. Joker with 6-11-9.
Tyrese Maxey scored 20 of his game-high 25 factors within the second quarter for Philadelphia. – 10:34 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Within the absence of each Embiid and Harden, the @Philadelphia 76ers path Denver by simply 4 at halftime, 61-57.
Maxey: 25 PTS / 3 REB
Harris: 12 PTS / 5 REB / 2 AST
Niang: 6 PTS / 2 REB
Melton: 5 PTS / 2 AST – 10:34 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Joker toying with Philly’s protection. Calls AG as much as a display as a diversion, whips cross to BB within the nook. Denver with 7 3-pointers already. – 10:28 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
I see a complete lotta apologies being made for Embiid sitting out. It’s the league’s fault for the schedule? No, should you complain, foyer and whine about MVP and also you’ve obtained Jokic in your mouth you’re pot dedicated to displaying up. You created that expectation. – 10:28 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Bruce Brown is cooking a bit bit. He threw down a powerful dunk off a Jokic help and had a three-point play earlier than hitting a nook 3. He’s go 11 factors on 5 pictures. Nuggets up 8 late within the second. – 10:28 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tyrese Maxey, already as much as 20 factors at the moment, goes to the road for a pair extra free throws. He’s single-handedly protecting Philadelphia on this recreation up to now with out Joel Embiid and James Harden. – 10:28 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Understanding tips on how to navigate these areas in a drop protection in a manner that manipulates a heavy-drop large is one thing for Maxey to grasp as he develops his self-creation recreation.
The way in which he completely dusted Jokic on the hesitation transfer for the layup was good. – 10:25 PM
The Vertical @Balldontlie
Nuggets followers aren’t holding again after Joel Embiid was a late scratch from tonight’s showdown with Nikola Jokic 🤣 pic.twitter.com/fZfQZuxnzK10:18 PM

The Vertical @Balldontlie
Nuggets followers aren’t holding again after Joel Embiid was a late scratch from tonight’s showdown with Nicola Jokic 🤣 pic.twitter.com/0Y4ApxsvGi10:17 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Nuggets 25, Sixers 18 on the finish of the primary. Sixers shot 7-of-21 from the ground and didn’t play on the tempo Rivers mentioned could be required to win tonight with out Harden and Embiid. Harris has 8 factors and three rebounds. – 10:06 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nuggets lead 25-18 after one. MPJ leads Denver with 7 factors. Jokic with 4-7-4. Tobias Harris leads all scorers with 8 factors. 76ers are 7-21 from the sphere. Denver’s 10-24. – 10:05 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
#Nuggets already up 22-13 with 11 boards (and 4 offensive). MPJ’s been unbelievable on the glass, as has Joker. MVP’s already obtained 4 factors, 6 boards and 4 assists in 8 minutes of labor. – 9:57 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Dedmon could make the Sixers simply randomly waiving Isaiah Joe look…. much less dangerous by dominating Joker en rout to a giant win right here. – 9:51 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nuggets out to an early 10-7 lead behind a few buckets from Aaron Gordon. The 76ers began with Dewayne Dedmon on Nikola Jokic. – 9:47 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
MPJ in transition is up there with Jokic’s floater as probably the most deadly #Nuggets shot there may be. – 9:44 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Joel Embiid ducking Nikola Jokic
James Harden ducking Christian Braun. – 9:08 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Dewayne Dedmon will get his first begin of the season tonight with Joel Embiid (proper calf tightness) out.
De’Anthony Melton will begin once more instead of James Harden (left Achilles soreness). – 9:08 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers verify James Harden is out tonight in Denver. And with out Embiid, Dewayne Dedmon will begin tonight at heart. – 9:06 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Sitting James Harden and Joel Embiid for this contest takes numerous air out of this matchup, nevertheless it’s apparent the workforce has their eyes set on the playoffs. They’ll gladly concede a recreation so as to have their stars wholesome for the playoffs. #Sixers9:05 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Dewayne Dedmon and De’Anthony Melton are set to begin tonight with Embiid and Harden out for the Sixers – 9:05 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
We’re dwell with Rudy Carey, head coach of the Colorado 6A state champion Denver East basketball workforce. Come be a part of.
We’ll additionally speak about Joel Embiid pulling one of many softest transfer in current NBA historical past.
youtube.com/dwell/OofnzHUlG…8:59 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Happening with @DenverEastHoops legend Rudy Carey and we’ll focus on the Angels, a charity for a child who had a vibrant future in addition to Joel Embiid ducking. Tune in..
. youtube.com/dwell/OofnzHUlG… by way of @YouTube – 8:56 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers mentioned he hopes Joel Embiid’s calf difficulty doesn’t linger, however that they’re difficult:
“He felt nice the final two video games, however we’re simply gonna take this gradual and be good. We need to get him, and our complete workforce, wholesome, for the playoffs. That’s crucial factor.” – 8:28 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Doc Rivers says it wasn’t a tough determination to rule out Joel Embiid for tonight’s recreation. Rivers provides Embiid complained about his calf at shootaround and wasn’t transferring nicely. Speaks to how difficult calf accidents, even minor ones, might be. – 8:04 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Doc Rivers mentioned it was not a tough determination to sit down Joel Embiid tonight. He mentioned Embiid was complaining in regards to the calf and wasn’t transferring nice. He says calf accidents can get difficult so finest to watch out. – 8:04 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Haven’t been on Twitter a lot at the moment, however, whereas possibly not the most effective optics after the Shams interview drops, it’s absurd that the storyline is Embiid is ducking Jokic when he’s 5-2 towards him all-time and mixed for 81 factors and 27 rebounds over their final 2 matchups. – 7:52 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Michael Malone as soon as once more reiterated that even with out Joel Embiid enjoying, he’s fearful in regards to the Nuggets having an emotional let-up. Being up for a recreation like this one.
“Can’t have any let-ups.” – 7:50 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Michael Malone says he isn’t disillusioned that Joel Embiid isn’t enjoying tonight and that the Sixers aren’t at full power. He says it’s all in regards to the Nuggets coming with the proper mindset and persevering with how they performed towards Milwaukee. – 7:49 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
🏀 @boogiecousins has Embiid over Jokic for the MVP. Take a hearken to why ⬇
@TermineRadio|@Jumpshot8 pic.twitter.com/sc6VGokiAc7:24 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
On at the moment’s episode of “The Good Phrase”, the good @howardBeck joins me. Can Zion have an Embiid-like path after early struggles? LeBron and the Lakers, transparency in awards voting…
youtu.be/hJQxhjER24Q
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Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
He’s like Jokic that manner — in that you simply wouldn’t assume somebody that gradual would have their finest protection be one that’s so aggressive. However Jokic, like Anderson is longer than you assume and has elite arms. – 6:52 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Upset we gained’t get to see Jokic vs Embiid tonight in Denver, particularly after seeing Jokic go for 31 and 11 towards Giannis, Brook Lopez and the Bucks. pic.twitter.com/Vm5zs8LL1C5:44 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
If the Sixers med employees says Harden is evident to play, then Doc might play him close to 47 minutes whole, even when he believes his All NBA level guard is “hurting.”
You may apply the identical stuff to Embiid an MVP candidate enjoying 2ofB2b’s w/calf difficulty.
What’s the answer right here? – 5:24 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wow… Naz Reid was a finalist for Western Convention participant of the week.
Brandon Ingram gained the award, however the different official nominees have been SGA, JJJ, Jokic and Naz.
Couple MVP candidates, the seemingly DPOY, BI and the Wolves third string heart. – 5:23 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid out vs. Nuggets, James Harden returns, Sixers and No. 4 seed youtu.be/HHw3f5fJNLI by way of @YouTube4:50 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Philadelphia 76ers rule out Joel Embiid however are getting again James Harden in Denver #NBA
eurohoops.web/en/nba-news/14…4:16 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Joel Embiid is the 2023 NBA MVP. Any vote on the contrary could be suspect. There’s nothing extra he has to show. – 3:39 PM
Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
Can’t take all these pictures at Jokic after which sit tonight. Simply can’t do it! – 3:12 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Embiid sitting tonight shouldn’t be a shock. Stinks, however the good transfer contemplating the minutes he’s logging down the stretch. If he wins MVP, nice, however there’s one thing that issues rather more. – 3:05 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on Sixers ruling out Joel Embiid towards Nikola Jokic and Nuggets in matchup of MVP frontrunners espn.com/nba/story/_/id…2:51 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
The final 5 occasions Jokić & Embiid have matched up in Denver:
Jokić: 5 video games performed, 26ppg, 51percentFG, 12 rpg, 7 apg
Embiid: 1 recreation performed, 19 factors, 35percentFG, 15 rebounds, 2 assists – 2:43 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid out for MVP showdown with Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic inquirer.com/sixers/joel-em… by way of @phillyinquirer – 2:42 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Joel Embiid hasn’t performed in Denver because the 2019-’20 season. This would be the third consecutive season he’s missed this recreation. – 2:33 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
MVP showdown off: 76ers to sit down Joel Embiid on account of calf tightness nba.nbcsports.com/2023/03/27/mvp…2:33 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
all the identical individuals who an hour in the past have been mocking Embiid for Jokic being “hire free in his head” now attempting to spin him prioritizing relaxation and ignoring him fully as dangerous, the discourse is cooked
phillyvoice.com/sixers-news-ph…2:26 PM
The Vertical @Balldontlie
The Sixers will rule out Joel Embiid (calf) for tonight’s recreation vs. the Nuggets, per @Ramona Shelburne and @Adrian Wojnarowski.
The MVP frontrunner showdown will likely be off tonight. pic.twitter.com/zqaHdifrlG2:12 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Odds are nonetheless shifting round.
Embiid now -110. Jokić now +120.
Truthfully, that is nice theatre. A+ – 2:11 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
76ers’ Joel Embiid out for MVP showdown vs. Nikola Jokic on Monday on account of calf soreness, fatigue, per report
cbssports.com/nba/information/76ers…2:08 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
By way of FanDuel, MVP odds have shifted within the final 10 minutes.
10 minutes in the past…
Embiid: -145
Jokić: +195
Proper now…
Embiid: +100
Jokić: +125 – 2:07 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Reporting with @Ramonashelburne: The showdown of MVP frontrunners is off tonight: Sixers are ruling out Joel Embiid (calf) vs. Nikola Jokic and Nuggets. Embiid tried to work out this morning, however workforce is taking a precautionary strategy given density of current schedule. – 1:57 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Joel Embiid not stressing about MVP, ‘If I win MVP, good. If I don’t, it’s tremendous with me.’ nba.nbcsports.com/2023/03/27/joe…1:44 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers heart Joel Embiid participated in components of this morning’s shootaround. – 1:33 PM
Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney
The MVP debate isn’t actually about Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid: theringer.com/nba/2023/3/27/…12:40 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
You could have heard Embiid vs. Jokic is tonight.
A take a look at final 12 months’s decisive recreation of their MVP battle, Embiid’s feedback this morning (and evolution on this matchup), the PJ Tucker issue, and extra phillyvoice.com/key-storylines…11:32 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
MVP race this season:
Giannis
— 31/12/6
— 55.0 FG%
Jokic
— 25/12/10
— 63.3 FG%
Embiid
— 33/10/4
— 54.5 FG%
Greatness. pic.twitter.com/v4lFQGDlmo11:15 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Joel Embiid seems to name out Nikola Jokic’s protection, questions analytics that ‘don’t make sense’
cbssports.com/nba/information/joel-…11:15 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
“I don’t care about MVP. I swear. However analytics don’t make sense. The attention check tells you that sure gamers (wink, wink) aren’t good defensively whereas analytics say they’re the most effective defenders. Please vote for me over Jokic. However significantly, I don’t care in regards to the MVP in any respect.” – 9:48 AM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Antetokounmpo or Embiid or Jokic? I’m holding a poll for this 12 months’s NBA MVP race, and my vote goes to …
(By @sportsreiter)
cbssports.com/nba/information/antet…9:33 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
1. Who’s saying there’s no strain on the man (singular) that has two MVPs? I’d say there’s loads of strain on that man based mostly on the tenor of the MVP race.
2. That man has gone additional within the playoffs than Embiid.
3. That man hasn’t had a wholesome playoff roster since 2020. pic.twitter.com/uKdz2d7zWU9:26 AM

Zach Kram @zachkram
The MVP is certainly nonetheless up for grabs, however you shouldn’t critique Jokic’s two-way play with out at the very least acknowledging the Nuggets have a top-5 protection with him on the court docket this 12 months – 9:24 AM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
76ers’ Joel Embiid unplugged at @TheAthletic: “I’ll be the dangerous man. I like being the a–gap anyway. I like being the underdog.”
Embiid on MVP race, deal with “successful, successful, successful”, James Harden as “finest playmaker on the planet”, extra: theathletic.com/4349057/2023/0…9:00 AM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid (calf), James Harden (Achilles) and Danuel Home Jr (shoulder) are all listed as questionable for tonight’s recreation towards the Nuggets.
If Joel Embiid misses the sport I’ll eat a basketball.
Jalen McDaniels (hip) is not listed on the damage report. – 8:51 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Danuel Home Jr. listed as questionable vs. Nuggets inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… by way of @phillyinquirer – 8:29 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid faces Nikola Jokić in MVP showdown Monday, however Sixers heart’s focus is on the lengthy haul inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… by way of @phillyinquirer #NBA #NBAMVP #PhilaUnite #Sixers #DenverNuggets #Denver – 7:37 AM

Extra on this storyline

Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Sixers G James Harden (Achilles) has been downgraded to out vs. the Nuggets tonight. He’s concentrating on a return at residence later within the week. Philadelphia is now with out each Harden and Joel Embiid vs. Denver. -via Twitter @wojespn / March 27, 2023
Tim Bontemps: Michael Malone have James Harden numerous credit score for the way he’s modified his recreation, saying he’s “checked his ego on the door” this season with how he’s enjoying. Stated he’s been very impressed with each Harden and Tyrese Maxey and the way they’ve performed, and specifically Maxey of late. -via Twitter @TimBontemps / March 27, 2023



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