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Warriors’ Draymond Green puts Joel Embiid on blast for critical error in Game 7

Joel Embiid Draymond Green Warriors Sixers

Draymond Green isn’t one to shy away from speaking his mind. The Golden State Warriors star was expectedly vocal while watching Sixers-Hawks Game 7.

With the series and their season hanging in the balance, Joel Embiid hit a fadeaway jump shot to knot that game at 86 with just 4:14 left in the game.

“Now, someone go to Joel and tell him not to shoot another jumper but shoot the ball every play. Go Shaq mode,” the Warriors forward said.

After that deadlock, Joel Embiid did not heed the words of his Warriors rival. The Sixers big man would only go on to take three shots in the final four minutes and change. One was a heavily contested fading hook shot that was nearly blocked. Another was a desperation three-pointer with his team slowly realizing they were about to lose.

Draymond Green doubled down on his demands for Joel Embiid. The Warriors star claimed it was much simpler than the Sixers big man was making it seem. Just go to the post, impose your will, and get buckets in the process.

But of course, it’s easier said than done. Joel Embiid and the 76ers faced some stout defense from Clint Capela down low. And while Embiid didn’t put up the game of a lifetime, he did finish with 31 points on 11-for-21 shooting. It’s a tough pill to swallow for the Sixers, who enter the offseason with some major question marks.