Shocking Joel Embiid stat that led to Philly’s Game 4 loss vs. Hawks
Joel Embiid woke up on Monday feeling not-so-dangerous. The Philadelphia 76ers superstar had a rough night in Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks and virtually disappeared in the second half en route to a tough 103-100 loss on the road. The Process was clearly not working as Embiid missed all of his 12 shots in the second half and went a dismal 4-20 from the field all evening.
That’s tough (via Ballislife.com).
Embiid is 0-12 in the 2nd half! pic.twitter.com/u87CH9TZoR
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 15, 2021
After not putting up enough shots in the opening half shooting just eight shots, Jojo grabbed the spotlight and tried to take over in the second half. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old was shooting blanks in the third and fourth quarter which helped the Hawks take advantage and tie the series at two apiece.
The four-time All-Star even missed a point-blank lay-up in the dying seconds of the game that could’ve given the Sixers the lead with just ten seconds left. Embiid had a free lane and rolled hard to the basket but John Collins’ challenge was clearly enough to bother the big man’s attempt as he completely missed the gimme.
Embiid misses POINT BLANK.
Hawks ball 😳pic.twitter.com/OOZZbfALeZ
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 15, 2021
Embiid still finished with 17 points and 21 boards in 36 minutes to lead the way for the Sixers but obviously, those numbers weren’t enough.
The Cameroonian has been putting up MVP-like numbers for the Sixers all playoffs long and picked the worst time to cool off. Prior to this game, Embiid was averaging 28.9 points per game in the postseason and was shooting at an efficient 58% from the field. Hopefully, for the Sixers, Embiid can shake off the rust and come back strong as Philadelphia hosts the Hawks for a pivotal Game 5.