PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia 76ers noticed a 21-point lead slip away once they fell to the Orlando Magic at residence on Monday 119-109. They had been taking part in wonderful basketball to start the evening as Joel Embiid was placing in work within the paint, nevertheless it simply wasn’t sufficient.
There have been some questionable calls on this one from the officiating crew. Embiid was referred to as for 5 fouls on the evening. He was referred to as for 3 within the fourth quarter alone which restricted his effectiveness and he was upset about it after the loss.
“They received lots of calls,” Embiid said. “They received to the free-throw line loads and we didn’t. They received a good whistle, however that’s actually been a narrative of our season. If we take out the ball, we often put ourselves in nice conditions and tonight, we simply turned the ball over loads.”
When a man like Embiid who depends on his aggressiveness picks up 5 fouls, it adjustments loads about his sport.
“I imply, it adjustments all the things,” mentioned Embiid. “You possibly can’t be as aggressive defensively. Clearly, particularly in a sport like this, shut sport, fourth quarter when you really want to lock in and fly in all places, it’s laborious to do with 5 fouls.”
The Magic shot 24-for-30 from the road whereas Philadelphia was 18-for-23. Embiid himself missed 4 free throws and couldn’t be aggressive within the fourth as a result of fouls.
“On the offensive finish, while you play towards somebody that flops loads, and referees and the best way they went about this sport, we weren’t getting something so it’s laborious, however you simply gotta attempt to do it,” Embiid added. “I simply wasn’t ok.”
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