Sixers’ Joel Embiid eager to close out Heat in Game 5
When it comes to Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid’s first two games of his playoff career, he has not shot the ball very well as the man in the black mask.
However, despite a whopping 26 turnovers that the Sixers committed on Saturday day night, they held on for a 106-102 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead heading back home.
Embiid, who will be making his home playoff debut on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center for Game 5, is really looking forward to his first playoff game in Philly and is eager to wrap up the best-of-seven series against the Heat.
“I think that if we end up finishing it, we are going to get a couple days of just practices and stuff. That would be a good time to get used to it and get back in the flow with my teammates,” Embiid said on Monday afternoon, per Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.
— Tom Moore (@TomMoorePhilly) April 23, 2018
Although Embiid did struggled offensively during Game 4 with eight turnovers and just 2-of-11 made shot attempts from the field, the star center still managed to put up 14 points, grab 12 rebounds, and block five shots.
The Sixers are currently the only Eastern Conference team in the playoffs that isn’t tied at 2-2 in their respective series, as the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers are going blow-to-blow with their opponents.