Joel Embiid, Sixers clarify what went fallacious after house loss to Magic
PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia 76ers had been sitting fairly at house on Monday evening. They had been main by 21 over a rebuilding Orlando Magic group and it seemed as in the event that they had been going to cruise on their technique to one other win.
The Magic then wakened and so they placed on a livid rally on their technique to a 119-109 win. Orlando recovered from taking pictures simply 25.9% from the ground within the first quarter and so they had been ready to make use of an enormous third quarter offensively after which an enormous fourth quarter defensively to get the job finished.
The Sixers had 5 turnovers within the fourth quarter, three from Joel Embiid, which led to seven Magic factors on the opposite finish.
“Turnovers, rebounding,” mentioned Embiid. “I imply, blowing a 21-point lead is difficult to do. So, I made that. Clearly, turnovers led to that, and we simply gotta be higher.”
Coach Doc Rivers turned to the primary quarter when requested for a proof. The Sixers constructed a 17-point lead within the first quarter as Embiid and Tobias Harris acquired off to a scorching begin offensively, however Orlando started chipping away to finish that quarter.
“Simply all the things,” mentioned Rivers. “I imply, actually. I assumed we performed nice to begin the sport. I assumed we had nice effort to begin the sport, and in direction of the tip of the primary quarter on, I assumed they performed tougher, sooner, harder, extra bodily, and I assumed they deserved to win the sport.”
As soon as the Magic began making photographs, they started gaining confidence and the Sixers couldn’t discover a technique to cease them. Embiid was capable of have success down within the low publish, however he wasn’t capable of assist Philadelphia get excessive.
“They began making photographs,” added James Harden. “They picked up their tempo, they made photographs, we couldn’t get right into a rhythm on each ends of the ball. I felt like the sport was simply occurring so quick. Particularly, in that second half.”
The Sixers will host this similar Magic group on Wednesday.
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