April 19, 2018, 10:00 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid lead the Sixers in scoring on Thursday with 23 points on 5-of-11 shooting (10-of-15 FTs) with seven rebounds, four assists, a steal, three blocks and three triples.
Embiid was an absolute beast tonight and he immediately got Hassan Whiteside into foul trouble early in the game. He dealt with some foul issues himself, but stayed in the game and had a huge impact. The dynamic of the game shifts entirely when Embiid is on the floor as he pretty much got the entire Heat starting lineup into foul trouble. The 10-for-15 shooting at the line is something that needs to be cleaned up, but for his first game back it was all you could ask for. The Sixers didn't run away with this one until midway in the fourth quarter and when JoJo hits 3-for-4 from deep you don't stand much of a chance.