An exciting matchup between Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis finally lived up to expectations. Davis has been arguably the best player in the NBA over the past three weeks, but he’s expected to scrimmage with Embiid.
After the game, basketball fans who watched the thrilling overtime match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers sent their thoughts on the game:
“AD can’t guard him, it’s sad”
This one might sting:
“Anthony Davis Clutch Choke”
Joel Embiid started off like a house on fire that even Anthony Davis’ world-wide defense couldn’t put out. “Process” scored 20 of his 38 points in the first 12 minutes of the game. He also forced two quick fouls from Davis in the first four minutes to derail the Lakers’ game plan on both ends of the floor.
As the first quarter ended 31-20, Embiid scored as many points as an entire Lakers player could. “JoJo” had 25 points by the end of the first half, while Davis scored just six points on just three shots. It looked like Embiid would make an early escape.
Anthony Davis started the third quarter the same way he committed his fourth foul with about nine minutes left in that period. With AD in foul trouble, the Lakers put LeBron James and Thomas Bryant on Embiid.
However, it was Davis’ turn to dominate in the fourth quarter. He scored 21 of the Lakers’ 37 points and nearly led his lethargic team to a comeback victory. AD’s heroism dipped in the final seconds of the game when he stole a pass that was supposed to go to Joel Embiid.
Davis was fouled with 3.7 seconds left and the Lakers still trailed Philadelphia 120-119. AD tied the game on the first free throw but missed the second that could have won the game.
Basketball fans look forward to more Embiid-Aldridge duels in overtime.
Los Angeles Lakers no longer go to Anthony Davis, while Philadelphia 76ers keep Joel Embiid in overtime
Wells Fargo Arena just saw Anthony Davis score 21 points in the fourth quarter and Joel Embiid in the lineup to beat the Philadelphia 76ers. Confusingly, los angeles lakers Only went to AD 3 times in five minutes of overtime.
The Sixers eventually outscored the Lakers 13-2 in overtime, starting with Embiid’s tackle.Even if “process” gives way to james harden In overtime, he was at the center of everything the Sixers did.
Harden took over after scoring nine points in several pick-and-roll plays with Joel Embiid. “The Beard” had 28 points and 12 assists as Philadelphia’s superstar center led his team to victory.
For some reason, like they did in the previous game they lost, Lakers almost never go to Davis.
the los angeles lakers and Philadelphia 76ers The second encounter will take place on January 15th. If both Davis and Embiid are healthy, NBA fans can look forward to another explosive encounter between the two best big men in the game.