Video: Pacers’ Kyle O’Quinn had Shaqtin’ a fool moment with poor “defense” on Sixers’ Joel Embiid
Peep the clip below posted by the Shaqtin’ A Fool Twitter. Embiid sealed O’Quinn well but was there anything that the latter could do? If you look at the Pacers bench, they were appalled by O’Quinn’s mediocre efforts. None of them would’ve allowed Embiid to go up for an easy hoop like that.
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) March 10, 2019
After all, the Pacers are the second-best defensive team in the NBA. They have a defensive rating of 105.2, right behind the Milwaukee Bucks’ 104.4. In terms of opponents’ points in the paint, they rank fourth best with 44.7.
The Pacers went on to lose the game, 106-89. Embiid finished with 33 points and 12 rebounds. Tobias Harris had 16 points while Ben Simmons chipped in 15 points and six assists. The Pacers got contributions from Bojan Bogdanovic who had 18 points, Darren Collison who had 14, and Doug McDermott who had 10.
Both teams now have a 42-25 record in the Eastern Conference. Even without Victor Oladipo — the Pacers’ best player, the team is still powering through. They’ll likely qualify for the playoffs and it would be exciting to see them play in baseball’s biggest stage.