Embiid showed confidence in the current team’s ability.
The Philadelphia 76ers won 126-119 in a match against the Denver Nuggets in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 29th (Korean time). Philadelphia climbed to second place in the Eastern Conference with seven consecutive wins. Philadelphia, which had been sluggish at the beginning of the season with a win rate of 50%, successfully turned around completely.
The match between Philadelphia and Denver drew attention as a match between MVP candidates Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, the league’s best centers. Embiid has perfectly proven her worth. He scored 47 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists, literally dominating the game, and caught two rabbits: a complete victory against Yokichi and the team’s victory.
Yokichi also recorded 24 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds that day, but lost face by losing to the team. Embiid tried to attack Jokic confidently and Jokic couldn’t stop it at all. The scene where Embiid made a stepback 3-point shot in front of Jokic with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter was the highlight of the game.
The two best centers and rivals in the league respect each other. 안전놀이터 “I was surprised that Embiid didn’t make the All-Star selection,” Jokic said. “Embiid should be the All-Star selection.” Embiid also praised Jokic in a post-game interview, saying, “Jokic is unstoppable. We tried to make him as difficult as possible.”
Embiid, who gained confidence from the victory, expressed his confidence, saying, “Right now, Philadelphia is the strongest team in my life.” As Embiid said, Philadelphia’s strength this season looks the strongest since Embiid was drafted by Philadelphia with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. James Harden survived and Tyrese Maxie grew up to form the Big 3. Here, PJ Tucker and D. Anthony Melton were recruited to fill the defense and energy. Philadelphia’s power this season is evaluated as a strong championship candidate.
This is Embiid, who won the match against Jokic as the best center in the league. The key is whether Embiid can catch the two rabbits of winning and MVP following the current momentum.