Joel Embiid is 1st Sixers player to have a 30-15-5 line in a playoff game since Charles Barkley
The Sixers won Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets and are now up 3-1 in the series. Embiid also had six blocks in Game 4.
Joel Embiid is the first 76ers player to put up 30 pts, 15 reb and 5 ast in a playoff game since Charles Barkley in 1990. pic.twitter.com/A48Ta4zkVD
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 20, 2019
This is really impressive. Embiid didn’t play in Game 3 because of left knee soreness. He’s still not 100 percent, but Embiid knew he had to play in Game 4 so the Sixers could take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Embiid just put up this monster stat line with a bum knee. The Sixers are hoping the two-time All-Star will be at 100 percent at some point in the playoffs. The rest of the league is hoping that doesn’t happen.
Embiid shot 12-of-22 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in Game 4. He played 32 minutes and was a +/- 18. Sixers small forward Jimmy Butler got ejected in the third quarter. Embiid became more aggressive on offense after Butler was tossed.
Philly will look to end the series in Game 5, which is on Tuesday. Embiid will have two days off, so he should be able to play in Game 5 at home.