Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid found out finished second in the NBA MVP vote immediately ahead of your team Game output 2 against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night.
Embiid was questionable heading into the game due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. Obviously, the All-Star was not going to miss Tuesday night’s game after Philadelphia lost game 1 even though he scored 39 points.
In what was a must-have game for Embiid and his Sixers at home Tuesday night, one of the best centers of the modern era stepped up. Philadelphia turned a two-point lead at halftime into a landslide 118-102 victory. largely due to Embiid’s otherworldly acting.
The NBA MVP runner-up scored 40 playoff points on 13-of-25 shooting while grabbing 13 rebounds in a virtuous overall performance on the road to help Philadelphia even the series on the way to Atlanta for Game 3.
It was a much needed performance for Embiid with fellow “star” Ben Simmons scoring just four points on 2 of 3 shots in another uglier offensive outing for the point forward. Those who watched the game at home had their reactions.