Joel Embiid pulled off a windmill jam and was the proper participant on the courtroom docket by the Philadelphia 76ers’ playoff win in direction of the Toronto Raptors.
Embiid took flight with 5:31 remaining throughout the 116-95 win Thursday on the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Sixers now private a 2-1 lead throughout the Eastern Conference semifinals sequence.
“We just wanted to get stops and make sure that we had the ball in [Jimmy Butler’s] hands or mine,” Embiid suggested reporters. “That’s what we did. He created and we knocked down some shots. We had a couple great drives and also got stops.”
Philadelphia led 108-84 with 5:35 remaining when Embiid caught a transfer once more from Ben Simmons after a breakaway. Simmons drove into the paint sooner than flipping the ball once more to the 7-footer. Embiid faked a 3-point shot, fooling Raptors large man Marc Gasol and making a lane into the paint.
Embiid dribbled into the lane sooner than selecting up the ball. He pulled it once more in his correct hand and threw down the windmill slam with authority, giving Philadelphia a 26-point profit.
The Sixers center had 33 components, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks and three assists.
“I think for everybody that knows me, I need it [energy from big plays],” Embiid talked about. “When I have fun, my game just changes. I’m always told that if I don’t smile during the game, I’m either having a bad game or I’m not into it. I know that to get my game going, I have to have fun on the court.”
Philadelphia hosts Toronto in Game 4 at 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the Wells Fargo Center.