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Drake Trolls Joel Embiid While The Raptors Blow Out The Sixers

Drake Trolls Joel Embiid While The Raptors Blow Out The Sixers

I think much of this comes down to the health of Joel Embiid, who looked incredibly good in Game 6. "Thought I'd try to play, try to get the win".

He has been ill, and played Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors after having been diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection.

And then on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center, Embiid was a world-destroying super-villain, scoring baskets and collecting fouls inside the paint, draining shots from beyond the three-point line, and punctuating the Sixers' Game 3 win with a mix of blocks, dunks and taunts that sent the Philly fans into bedlam.

Embiid is supposed to be a dominant center, too.

Kawhi Leonard had 29 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the Raptors' loss.

See him in the dressing room with teammate Jimmy Butler and there are smiles galore.

"He was all over that game", coach Brett Brown said. "If I've got to play 45 minutes and push myself out there, that's what I'll do". "I don't understand that".

"It's not ideal. You wish he were at shootaround, you wish he were in film sessions but he's had a temperature for the last few days that's kept him in bed".

Embiid isn't giving up yet.

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Jimmy Butler scored 25 points in a 112-101 victory for the Sixers to force a seventh game, with the victor set to face the Milwaukee Bucks.

Embiid's start was inauspicious, to say the least, as he walked to the free-throw line: An airball on the first free-throw attempt, followed by another airball that came up at least two feet short. With no actual update for the 76ers center, we're now unaware of Embiid's status for Game 5. Here's a look at the full potential Sunday schedule that's been revealed. He vowed to be back to his normal fun-loving self in front of his Philadelphia fans.

PRESSURE IS ON: Simmons.

"I want Ben to be aggressive just like I want Jo to be aggressive", Butler told reporters after Simmons and Embiid wilted in the final quarter of Sunday's 101-96 loss. If he were to get a flagrant two, he would have to sit out Games 1 and 2.

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To his credit, Embiid took the high road when the Scotiabank Arena crowd antics were raised in his post-game news conference.

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After Game 4, Brown explained that his 25-year-old centre had been struck by a virus, details of which were naturally fuzzy. "You can see he doesn't have emotions".


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