Horford minimizes Embiid and the Cameroonian ends the game with 3 of 17 in the shot
Celtics recover Robert Williams III and Kanter releases citizenship and his last name Freedom
Boston and Sixers left us a marker from other times. A score more in line, yes, to this season than to those that were played without an audience. Actually, the only thing that reminded of the bubble was Enes Kanter’s T-shirt .
Kanter is no longer Kanter . Now his shirt only says Freedom. He premiered as a player citizenship and surname. It looked like one of those Orlando bubble message uniforms. Everything else was the antipodes of basketball without an audience. Both teams applied in defense, yes. There were no unbridled offensive numbers. But it must also be said that the game in general was dense and thick. And at times difficult to digest. He was saved by the tremendous equality between the teams. And the final thrill.
Dennis Schröder made it 88-84 with a penetration to the basket. 37.1 seconds to go. Danny Green responded with a front 3-pointer (88-87) with 28.7 from the end. Schröder failed. And Sixers had a timeout and 6.1 seconds to win. A very good defense emerged from Al Horford over Tobias Harris . This could barely double Georges Niang with the time almost extinct. And Niang looked for a winning triple final that he found with Robert Williams III . Player, this, who was returning to the game. He hadn’t dressed in shorts since November 22.
The game left us with a curious fact: Neither team scored 25 points in any of the rooms! Yes, it was definitely a thick game.
In such offensive hardship, Jayson Tatum was the king of joy. He led Boston with 26 points and 16 rebounds. Tatum scored 11 points in the decisive final quarter. And he suffered a severe blow at 4:18 am from the conclusion that almost left him shoulderless.
Schröder had 13 points. The recovered Williams III added 10 in 25 minutes. And the Dominican Al Horford was again vital. The one from Puerto Plata had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Capital in defense. Joel Embiid usually takes the measure well . And he did it again. The Cameroonian signed 13 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists. But he finished 3 of 17 on the field goal! Obtusa walked the visiting star. He did not shoot well or free throws.
Boston suffered a bad night from Jaylen Brown . He was not seen well physically. Marcus Smart gave 8 assists. And Josh Richardson got 4 stitches to his face.
Sixers has practically recovered their entire squad. But he is somewhat lost. His greatest merit, losing only 7 balls. His biggest demerit, finishing with 37% in the shot.
Seth Curry was his leading scorer with 17 points. Shake Milton had 16. Between Embiid and Maxey they went 6 for 30 on the field goal. And Tobias Harris did not perform well. I mean, almost all of their key men didn’t work out and they almost won the match. That would be a good read for Philadelphia (11-11 post-loss). Because any other reading doesn’t do the Sixers well lately.
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