Embiid On The Spot

04/21/2022 Embiid On The Spot

By: Jeff Yoder

Joel Embiid Hits Game-Winner to Beat Raptors (104-101, OT), Take 3-0 Series Lead

Jojo steals the show! Wednesday’s trio of NBA games all went down to the wire, but Joel Embiid powered the 76ers to a 3-0 series lead with a Game 3 stunner in Toronto. The Sixers came from behind to force overtime before the shot of the playoffs. After calling a timeout with 2.9 seconds left tied in overtime (101-101), Philly inbounded the ball to Embiid for a fadeaway 3. The game-winner gave Embiid 33 points (13 rebounds) on the night and erased the haunting memories of Philly’s Game 7 loss in Toronto back in 2019. This time, it’s Philly on the brink of a first-round sweep.


Watch: Joel Embiid Hits Game-Winning 3


NBA Highlights


Gm 2: Bulls def. Bucks (114-110)

There’s only one Eastern Conference series tied after two games, and DeMar DeRozan is the reason. The Bulls got one back on the Bucks Wednesday thanks to DeRozan’s 41-point takeover. Chicago did most of their damage in a second-quarter blitz. Milwaukee lost its second leading scorer in Khris Middleton to a sprained MCL, and his status for Game 3 is uncertain. The Bulls now have the advantage as the series swings back to Chicago. Series Tied (1-1)


Gm 2: Celtics def. Nets (114-107)

The Brooklyn Nets took a 10-point lead into halftime, but their star duo of Kyrie Irving (10 points) and Kevin Durant (27) went just 1-for-17 in the second half. The Celtics rallied behind a balance scoring attack that saw seven players in double figures. Boston’s defensive game plan to shut down Irving paid dividends, and the series heads back to Brooklyn with the Nets under fire. BOS Leads Series (2-0)


Tonight’s Schedule

Gm 3: Grizzlies at Timberwolves (7:30 pm ET)

Gm 3: Mavericks at Jazz (9:00 pm ET)

Gm 3: Warriors at Nuggets (10:00 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

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